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Building of the Constitutional Court

Parliamentary Elections In The Czech Republic Postponed

The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic has recently postponed the parliamentary elections that were scheduled on October 9-10. Such a decision was made after an independent MP Milos Melcak complained that early parliamentary polls would violate hi
a Trabant 601 Estate

Across Africa in Trabants

A team of five Czechs has an intention to cross African continent in two East German oldtimers - Trabants 601 combi – without any modern technical equipment. Those guys are determined to pursue the route of two compatriots Frantisek Vladimir Fojta and Jir
Molotov-Ribbentrop pact

70th Anniversary Of The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact In Prague

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact the Polish Institute in Prague with the participation of the Estonian and Latvian embassies in the Czech Republic will held on the first day of September 2009 in Prague the rock concer
2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary Film Festival To Be Held As Scheduled

The president of Karlovy Vary international film festival Jiri Bartoska reported that this year this event will be held for the 44th time as scheduled – during the period from July 3 until July 10. The uncertain economical situation hasn’t managed to canc
Holocaust death camp

Movies To Get Acquainted Youth With Holocaust Cruelties

Theme of cruelties and crimes against humanity committed by Fascists during the years of their rule in Europe including the years of World War II is getting more and more actual in our days as neo-Nazi organizations are getting more popular in many Europe
scrap yard

Car Scrapping Scheme Is Ready To Launch

According to Vladimir Tosovsky, the Trade Minister of the Czech Republic, car scrapping scheme is ready to launch at any time in the nearest future. The exact starting date at the moment is not fixed, but most likely this system is to begin functioning si
Milan Kundera

Kundera Won Simone And Cino Del Duca Award

Famous writer of Czech origin Milan Kundera who has been lining in France since 1974 was awarded in Paris this Wednesday the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation World Prize for his contribution to promoting ideas of humenism. This prize is named after Ita
old spa complex Lázně Kyselka

Fewer Germans Go To Spas

According to Prague Daily Monitor due to current worldwide economic crisis less foreign guests stay in Czech spa towns. In the first quarter of year 2009 in comparison with the first quarter of the last year the number of spa visitors decreased by about 1
Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI Plans Visiting The Czech Republic

Recently Vatican informed that this autumn the pope Benedict XVI is planning to visit the Czech Republic. Most likely, he will pay a three-day visit to Prague and then come to see several other Czech cities in the end of September. The Czech president com
the Embassy of Czech Republic in Beijing

Online Registration For Long Term Visas Applicants

On June 1, 2009 the Czech Republic Foreign Ministry launched Visapoint system designed for online registration to apply for long term entry visas (more 90 days of stay). The purpose of new service is making the whole process of obtaining a visa more under
Bookworld fair in Prague

Vietnamese Translator Acknowledged For Promoting Czech Literature

Vietnamese translator Duong Tat Tu won the Premia Bohemica prize usually awarded to European translators as acknowledgement of his achievements in promotion of Czech literature worldwide. The prize was handed during the 15th Bookworld international book f
Municipal Hall in Prague

Prague Spring Started

Yesterday - May 12, 2009 – the 64th Prague Spring international music festival started. The Symphony Orchestra of Czech Radio (SOCR) opened it with a traditional series of symphonic poems “My Country” by Bedřich Smetana, the most prominent Czech composer
Vaclav Havel

Citizen Havel Is Rolling Barrels

Next week Czech cinemas will present a new documentary film "Citizen Havel Is Rolling Barrels" (film director is Jan Novak) dedicated to creating of Vaclav Havel’s play “Audience” and illustrating the state of things in Communist Czechoslovakia in the 197
Salvador Dali's sculpture

Salvador Dalí's Exhibition In Plzeň

On May 14, 2009 an exhibition of pieces of art created by famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí will open in Bohemian Museum situated in Plzeň. Czech art dealer Zdenek Kocik whose gallery is based in Prague has provided his private collection to the museum
scrap cars

No Сar Scrapping Subsidy To Be Introduced This Year

The Czech Republic Premier Mirek Topolanek (Civic Democrats, ODS) recently informed Mlada fronta Dnes daily that no car scrapping subsidy is planned to introduce during this year in the country. According to him Czech car makers has no such necessity to p
Kaplicky's Library

Rath Wants To Build Kaplicky's Library Near Ruzyne

The Governor of Central Bohemia David Rath belonging to Social Democrats (CSSD) has an intention to construct the blob-like Kaplicky designed library near the Prague International Airport Ruzyne. These plans were voiced by CSSD chairman Jiri Paroubek duri
Airport Ruzyně

IBM BlueSky For The Prague Airport

In the middle of March 2009 IBM signed a contract with Czech company Letiště Praha, operating Prague International Airport, for implementation and four-year services of a smart solution named BlueSky, which is designed to automate many business processes.
Staropramen brewery

Heineken Wants To Buy Staropramen

According to The St. Louis Business Journal Heineken International is in talks with Anheuser-Busch InBev on account of buying the Czech beer brands belonging now to the latter corporation. These brands are currently being produced by Staropramen brewery,

Czechs Rock Europe

Czech Radio has been conducting a music contest named Czechs Rock Europe dedicated to the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. The media partners of the event are Rock&Pop magazine and the Czech Cultural Centre located in Berlin.

Prague Free Fashion Weekend

During this weekend (throughout April 3-5, 2009) Prague Free Fashion Weekend will take place. This year the event is named CodeMode - such a change is made due to some troubles connected with registration of the original brand name. One more difference is
Taras Shevchenko monument

Taras Shevchenko Monument Opened In Prague

A monument dedicated to famous Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko is just unveiled in the capital of the Czech Republic. The President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko who has arrived to Prague accompanied with his spouse with an official visit took p

Four Bidders Interested In Czech Airlines

This Monday, March 23, 2009, passed a deadline for submission of bidding applications for buying Czech Airlines, state-owned national carrier. The Czech government has put up for sale 91.5 percent stake in CSA. Four companies have expressed their interest
Viktor Yushchenko

Ukrainian President To Visit Prague Next Week

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko’s visit to the Czech Republic is scheduled on March 24-25, 2009. He will be accompanied by his spouse. Mr. Yushchenko is invited to visit Prague by Czech President Vaclav Klaus. The leaders will have a private meeting
Jan Tamáš

The Nonviolence Movement Wants To Talk To Obama

Newly elected US President Barak Obama’s visit to Prague is scheduled on April 5, 2009. Activists of the Nonviolence Movement, Czech public organization formed in December 2007 as an initiative of nonviolent opposing the US anti-missile military base inst

Ten years in NATO

People of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland celebrate 10 years of being in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an international organization founded after the World War II for ensuring collective defense of its members. To mark the decennary anni
small hydropower plant

About 60,000 Czech Households Use Hydropower Electricity

Use of renewable energy sources while generating electricity is quite an important thing for saving our environment and also for optimizing expenses on energy. Hydropower is the mostly used among such sources and the Czech Republic makes no exception expl
Anna Geislerová

Czech Literary Awards Ceremony To Be Hosted By Actress Anna Geislerová

This Tuesday, February 17, the eighth annual Czech literary awards Magnesia Litera was opened. The awards are granted to Czech authors and translators in the following categories - fiction, poetry, literature for kids and translation – according to the re
Alfons Mucha’s poster

Czech Artist Alfons Mucha’s Exhibition In Vienna

Czech Art Nouveau Painter Alfons Mucha’ s exhibition is held at the Unteres Belvedere museum in Vienna from February 12 to June 1. According to the French curator of the exhibit Jean-Louis Gaillemin about 250 paintings, sketches, drawings, posters, books,
Michael Kocáb

Former Concentration Camp Facility To Be Turned Into Educational Center

Michael Kocáb, human rights minister, is trying to accomplish one of the promises he gave in public upon taking on his current position. Recently he conducted negotiations on account of buying back a recreational facility located on a property near Hodoní
Škoda Octavia Station Wagon

Octavia Turns 50 This Year

Škoda's Octavia, one of the most popular and best-selling models of Czech major automaker, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The mass production of Octavia, which was the successor of Škoda 440 (aka Spartak), was launched in January 1959. It beca
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Exhibition of unique photographs of Vaclav Havel opened in Prague
Photo exhibition dedicated to the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, was opened in Prague today. From June 25 to July 6 its visitors will be able to see unique photos provided by the journalistic agency ČTK. On these photos Vaclav Havel appears not only as a president, but as a vibrant, eccentric and temperamental personality.