Current Affairs

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...

Munich 1938, what remains after the great betrayal

The cruel joke of the Western democracies, anger towards their leaders, the clash between nationalists, the distrust in Europe: the Munich Conference reaches its 75th anniversary Jean-Paul Sartre said that in September 1938, Édouard Daladier, the French Prime Minister, when returning to his homeland...

Babiš, the Czech style Berlusconi

Twenty-five years after the Velvet Revolution, he is an ex-Communist billionaire the leader in Prague of the new rebellion At least as a person, Andrej Babiš really has nothing to do with Silvio Berlusconi. The latter, when he was on the crest of his...

Dubček, a rather stodgy memory

On the 45th anniversary of the Soviet invasion, President Miloš Zeman accuses the leader of the Prague Spring of betraying the nation. It is the latest example of a country unable to come to terms with the past. It seems that this time Miloš...

The end of the hotel Praha

Ruins of the past or simply the innocent victim of anti-communism? Arguments and controversy in the Czech Republic over the impending demolition of the historic five-star hotel in Prague 6, a remarkable example of modern architecture, but evidently, also an uncomfortable symbol of the...

Prague-Warsaw: when food divides nations

 The Czechs are scandalized: “Keep your venom”, the Poles reply with “keep your lethal alcohol.” But the criticism does not hit the mark: imports from Poland continue to grow. For almost a year and a half, Polish food – much sought after by Czech...

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival: a crossroads between the past and present

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when observing the Crystal Globe, the top prize of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, an elegant brass statue of a female figure with an Art Déco touch, is the resemblance in design to the Oscar....

Těchonín, when science surrenders to austerity

The Czech Republic has a feather in its cap with its health system: it has the best hospital in Europe, in a position to face any type of epidemic or terrorist attack carried out by means of bacteriological weapons, such as Sars or anthrax....

Solar energy: a burning issue, a lost opportunity for Prague?

We know that it is the same the world over. Thus, after the photovoltaic boom all over Europe, including the Czech Republic, the first skeletons in the closet are beginning to emerge and early supporters have cooled their enthusiasm for a sector, which despite...