Current Affairs

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...

The elections at “U Prezidentů”

Chronicle of a presidential voting day, from the most anti Zeman Prague pub The new president of the Czech Republic loves pubs, but not all pubs love Miloš Zeman. In the Prague 6 district, there is one in which the level of aversion reaches...

Czech football: Light and shadow

We approach the restart of the Gambrinus league, in the wake of scandals, and the infinite duel between Sparta Prague and Viktoria Plzeň and their presidents: Daniel Křetínský and Tomáš Paclík. All this ahead of two important European fixtures, with Chelsea and Napoli As...

The revolution in cycling starts in Prague

The Czech billionaire Zdeněk Bakala, aged 52 and one of the richest men in Central Europe, with a past behind him as a financial genius and  the current owner of immense coal seams, has initiated a huge scale project which aims to bring back...

Václav Havel, the many ways to remember him

A huge, very colourful wax heart was displayed in honour of Václav Havel, at the beginning of February in the small Prague square in front of the National theatre. It will stay there until the 10th of April. The artists behind the creation were...

Giorgio Bonelli, the Alchymist dreamer

The owner of the famous Prague hotel tells of the city’s magical years One may still dream at the Alchymist: the glamour of the “azure hall”, sipping glasses of Ruinart, Breton oysters and dinner for six. Yves Chlala, a cabalist of notes, plays the...

The bridge of controversy

For two years now, the storm has been raging over the work done on the bridge symbol of the city: restoration or reconstruction? The Charles bridge has been for months at the centre of a heated debate. The cause of the dispute is the...

The Queen of all privatisations

The Civic Democratic leader (Ods) Mirek Topolanek, as a premier, defined last year as “Bolshevik” the proposal put forward by the Social Democratics (Cssd) and also supported by the Communists (Kscm) and by the Christian Democrats (Kdu-Csl) – to prohibit by law the privatisation...

The beer crisis in the home country of beer

Despite a drop in consumption, the Czech Republic still retains its world record title for the consumption of “pivo” – with about 160 litres per person a year In a Country such as the Czech Republic, considered the mother country of beer, it is...

Photovoltaic boom in Czech Republic

The generous government incentives. The bank availability to grant credits. Czechs discover that solar system is convenient, with some doubts, though… Czech Republic is going through an amazing time for the development in the photovoltaic field. An enormous development which comes totally unforeseen. Only...