Prague and surroundings

The one hundred years of the Italian Cultural Institute of Prague

From its origins to the 1960s: the history of a cultural landmark in the Czech capital   Origins At the end of the First World War, the bond of friendship between Czechoslovakia and Italy was reinforced and, based on this renewed feeling and due...

Giorgia Meloni’s victory as seen from Prague

From ‘rising star of the European right, heir of Margaret Thatcher’, to ‘neo-fascist, allied with a Putin puppet like Salvini and a mafioso like Berlusconi’. How Czech politics welcomed the electoral victory of the leader of Fratelli d’Italia, whose trip to Prague in 2009...

Anti-Bribery Certification as a growth and competitiveness factor for companies

  “Prevention is better than cure”. Interview with Roberto Di Cursi, supporter of the utility of the ISO 37001 – Anti-Bribery Management System in the Czech Republic. The ISO 37001 is suitable for all public and private organizations, regardless of their size, sector and...

Russia is part of my life, but now I help Ukraine defend itself

Interview with Kateřina Haring, President of the Czech-Moravian Association of Women Entrepreneurs and founder of the European Defence Readiness Chamber   Speaking in this interview is a Czech businesswoman who knows Russia not by hearsay. Having moved to Moscow just after high school, following...

Our book to remember the former Czech President Václav Havel ten years after his departure

“Václav Havel. A multi-voice portrait of the hero of the Velvet Revolution” by Amedeo Gasparini: 18 interviews by a Swiss-Italian student December 18th, 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of President Václav Havel, the hero of the Velvet Revolution; a significant...

Saro Consentino in Prague between experimentation and a nomadic life

Meeting with the eclectic Italian composer and singer who has been living in the Bohemian city for several years What do the “Trains of Tozeur”, interpreted by Alice and Franco Battiato, have in common with the “machine of love and death” staged in 1987...

The real estate market, a collapse on the horizon? Far from it

One of the few sectors, which in the year of the pandemic saw a strong increase, was that of mortgages. Investments in housing continue to be considered safe and profitable The arrival of the new Coronavirus pandemic brought up for many of us the...

All eyes on the new White House, even from Prague

It is likely that the changing of the guard in Washington will change some international arrangements, especially in an anti-China role. At the centre of the stage are the expansion project of Dukovany and the Three Seas Initiative The handover of power in the White...

When Trieste was the Czech window in the world

A brief history of the relations between Czech lands and the Adriatic coast: from the joy of the 19th century, to the darkness of the 20th century Just to be able to return, Professor Karel Žlábek devised a 400 km long tunnel. It was...

The Berlin that reminds us of Bohemia

A trip to the village of Rixdorf, where even beer tastes different Berlín “česká vesnice”? Berlin like a Bohemian village? It is known, that in the folds of history, reality goes beyond our imagination. Czech iron craftsmen had been appreciated all over Europe since...