Joseph Balaz: From fleeing communist Czechoslovakia as a student to working for global celebrities in New York

March 18, 2019

Joseph Balaz is president of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary
Association, which brings together the leading Czech organisations in New
York. But Balaz’s main activity is running a successful construction firm

Daily news summary 17.3.2019

March 17, 2019

Slovak runoff pair welcomed, Krumlov bus charges, 80 years of driving on right

Czech politicians welcome pro-European candidates making Slovak presidential runoff

March 17, 2019

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Tomáš Petříček, has welcomed
the fact that Zuzana Čaputová and Maroš Šefčovič have made it into
the second round of Slovakia’s presidential elections. Mr. Petříček
said both were guaranteed to fight against extremism and hatred.

Czechs driving on right exactly 80 years

March 17, 2019

Czechs began driving on the right side of the road on this day 80 years
ago. The Nazis introduced the change from driving on the left on March 17,
1939, two days after their occupation of the Czech lands began.

“The English don’t do it that way”: three generations of a Prague family in London

March 16, 2019

At a hundred Věra Hykšová is brimming with energy. She is also more than
a little glamorous. I went to see her just after Christmas at her flat in
the leafy London suburb of Richmond. Her daughter Veronika and

March 15, 1939 – The day Czechoslovakia ceased to exist

March 15, 2019

Eighty years ago today, on March 15 1939, Hitler gave Czechoslovak
President Emil Hácha a stark choice: accept becoming a protectorate or
face destruction. After Hácha reluctantly agreed to give up his
country’s independence the German army started moving in. It was the

Czechs remember 80 year anniversary of Nazi occupation

March 15, 2019

People across the Czech Republic are commemorating the anniversary of the
occupation of Czechoslovakia by Hitler’s Germany on this day 80 years
ago, which was followed by the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia

Prague tops Mercer quality of life rankings in CEE, place 69th globally

March 14, 2019

The Czech capital offers the best quality of life among the cities of the
former Eastern bloc, according to the latest survey by the US consultancy
Mercer.

Prague tops Mercer quality of life rankings in CEE, places 69th globally

March 14, 2019

The Czech capital offers the best quality of life among the cities of the
former Eastern bloc, according to the latest survey by the US consultancy
Mercer.

Voayer Gallery exhibition of “real naked people” to open on Prague’s Wenceslas Square

March 13, 2019

A controversial promoter who in recent years has staged short-term
exhibitions of “real naked women” in the Slovak and Czech capitals has
announced plans for a long-term instalment on Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

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