Current Affairs

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...

Karlovy Vary, the city that speaks Russian

The Czech spa city is a favourite destination for arrivals from the Federation. They come to find relaxation and investment opportunities. Many are the Russians who settle here Cyrillic everywhere. On the signs of shops and restaurants and posters aimed at tourists, Russian has...

Brněnec among rubble and memories

In the heart of the Czech Republic, in a place that is now  abandoned, the last act of the memorable event of Oscar Schindler and the 1,200 Jews that he was able to save from extermination Despite the heroism of that venture, Schindler’s past...

Prague cancels Temelín tender; the Crimean facts lie in the background

The cancellation of the tender for the double plant seems to send a signal to Moscow, but the Czech Republic can not afford to cut ties with Russia The positions of the Czech government on the strongly condemned actions of the Kremlin, on the...

Pietro Grasso in Prague

The mid-April visit by the President of the Italian Senate, amid top-level institutional meetings and a bit of relaxation to discover the Golden City His participation at a major international conference on the fight against corruption and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the...

The sealess Navy of the Czech Republic

The importance of waterways seasoned with a touch of history, of European economy and new controversies The project to connect the Danube, Elbe and Oder seems destined to be an eternal failure An old joke at the time of the communist normalization, was recited...

The Kiev revolts viewed from Prague

Prayers and solidarity, the anxiety of the Ukrainian community towards news arriving from their country The crowded Sunday mass has just ended and many small crowds of people form in front of the basilica. For Ukrainians living in Prague, the Orthodox Church of the...

Alena Šeredová: The Bohemian of Italy

For some time, the beautiful Alena has been in the midst of a media frenzy because of the rumours surrounding her married life with Gianluigi Buffon, the number one of the Italian national team. Wild rumours circulating with tabloids going crazy, on the web...

Pavel Vrba: is it a betrayal or not?

The coach and architect behind the Viktoria Plzeň fairytale of recent years, finally gives in to the pressure of the national team to become head coach of the Czech Republic It is the headline of the moment in the world of Czech football: the...