Current Affairs

Petr Čech: decline or second career?

A world class athlete in crisis. A monument of international football in decline. Petr Čech, the 32 year-old Chelsea goalkeeper, seems to be experiencing a not so simple period on a professional level After developing in the youth team of Viktoria Plzeň, the club...

Yes, mluvím česky

The Czech language is spoken by only 10 million people around the world, yet it attracts international students each year. Even from Italy A big gathering of foreigners interested in the Czech language takes place every summer at state universities, which offer intensive courses...

Czechs toys between the past and innovation

Disappeared from shops in the nineties, Czech toys of the past are now making their way back into fashion Hampered by Asian competition, Czech producers have to cope also with the continuing expansion of global giants In recent years, the Merkur constructions sets and...

Smoke, will it be the right time?

After years of failed attempts, the Czech Republic seeks to toughen the antitobacco legislation. To really make a jump towards Europe They started talking about it again in July. Yes, again. However, this time, all the premises seem to show that the proposal will...

The new Czech media owners

Czech Republic newspapers and TV – run by foreign owners for decades – are now beginning to pass into the hands of local tycoons. The multinational companies are pulling out and we are seeing the development of an oligarchic system in the media market...

The escape of the Trabants

In the summer of 1989, the Germans of the GDR invaded Prague to escape to freedom The German exodus led to the crumbling of the Berlin Wall Abandoned Trabants everywhere on the roads. The streets Vlašská and Tržiště covered in trash and food scraps....

Sparta returns to the top of Czech football

Heart, pride and technical superiority: this is the winning recipe of the maroon coloured Letná team. The analysis of the 2013-2014 season in La Liga, which saw the complete domination the team from the capital Second place in some cases can be a failure,...

Seven pips like at Sarajevo!

On June 28 will be the centenary of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. The links with history and literature, a duchess and a good soldier, strongly intertwined with the Czech nation Meanwhile, in the geographical region which opposed the former empire, the Czech Republic...

Czech Republic or Czechia, the dilemma of the name

Czechia or Czech Republic? The diatribe of the designation of the Country still remains a problem to be solved During a visit to Israel in October 2013, Czech President Miloš Zeman declared that he preferred the expression Czechia to that of Czech Republic. In...

The hovering fate of Horní Jiřetín

The ancient town, at the foot of the Ore Mountains, it is located on a coal seam and risks being sacrificed for energetic needs Hunger for coal from the nearby thermoelectric power stations may soon cause the removal of a town in north-western Bohemia...