Current Affairs

The rediscovery of a communist hero

The long-ignored noble gesture of Antonín Kalina, a Czechoslovak communist who was interned at Buchenwald. But the hundreds of Jewish children he saved have never forgotten Antonín Kalina’s noble-achievement is the story of an ordinary hero, a Czechoslovak communist named Righteous among the nations...

Czech Republic: the quest for maturity

On one hand the paternalism of Western Europe, on the other the populist thrusts of Visegrád Group: Prague looking for its own balance Thus, even the Czechs have changed sides. After four years of building up the image of the attractive side of the...

Christmas music in Czech Republic

From the traditional koledy, passed on for centuries, to some modern authors’ songs that became classics: the finest tunes for the end of year Joyful or melancholic, rhythmic or emotional, performed by artists or choirs, Christmas songs contribute to creating the magic of the...

Sweet duel. Cecilia & Sol

December 14th Sweet duel. Cecilia & Sol On the 14th of December, in Dvořák hall of the Praguian Rudolfinum, takes place the concert “Sweet duel” featuring the mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and the cellist Sol Gabetta. Guest in “World opera stars in 2017”, Bartoli performed...

Charta 77, forty years badly aged

In January 1977, we saw the movement in defense of human rights in communist Czechoslovakia take off. Today the dream of policies dedicated to civil ethics seems to have been lost “I didn’t sign it, but only because no one came to ask me”....

The Gdpr Regulation: time to comply is up

The EU and personal data protection: from next spring stricter rules, in Czech Republic too By enacting the new General Regulation on Personal Data Protection (“Gdpr”), which will enter into force on May 25th 2018, the European Union aims to tighten the rules on...

That wonderful Thursday at the bookshop

Inspired by a tradition created at the time of the First Republic, Big Thursday aims to bring people back into the bookshops and promote sales Twice a year, in spring and autumn, the Velký knižní čtvrtek, or Big Book Thursday, is held in the...

Festival Signal

From 12th to 15th of October Festival Signal Back for the fifth year on the row, the Signal Festival is one of the biggest events in Czech Republic that attracted over one million visitors to the capital for the last four editions. In a...

Adolf Loos and Plzeň

From September 13th to November 29th Adolf Loos and Plzeň Until the end of November, Villa Winternitz, in Prague 5, will be hosting an exhibition devoted to the works that the architect Adolf Loos created in Plzeň. During two long-term travels in the first...

The Italian Honorary Consulate in Brno

September 27th The Italian Honorary Consulate in Brno Reopened in early July and seated in Zelný trh old town square, the Italian Honorary Consulate in Brno will be officially inaugurated on September 27th. It is under the guidance of the consul Pavel Zezula, chairman...