The Czech “koruna” celebrates 100th birthday

April 10, 2019

100 years ago the Czechoslovak Assembly decided on the name of the new
republic’s currency - the koruna. Despite a variety of original
proposals, the delegates ended up being rather conservative in their
choice, voting for a name that had also been used for the currency of

Czech boxing champ Stanislav Tišer on fighting the good fight

April 10, 2019

Stanislav Tišer, a former Czechoslovak bantamweight champion boxer now in
his early sixties, has been running a Prague boxing club for over 25 years.
Thousands of young people – many with troubled backgrounds – have found

Czech government withholds contribution for maintenance of Czech war graves in Russia

April 9, 2019

The Czech government will not make its annual contribution to the
maintenance of Czech war graves in Russia this year, Jakub Fajnor from the
Defence Ministry’s press department told the ctk news agency.

Czech Philharmonic concert marks International Roma Day

April 7, 2019

Czech Philharmonic marked the International Roma Day, which falls on April
8, with a special concert at Prague’s Rudolfinum concert hall on Sunday,
featuring nearly 300 participants from the Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Romania, Serbia, Sweden, and Austria.

Slovak president’s last foreign trip will lead to Czech Republic

April 7, 2019

Slovak president Andrej Kiska is set to visit the Czech Republic in on what
will be his last foreign trip as president of Slovakia. He is due to meet
with president Miloš Zeman at the Lány Chateau, he said on a debate
programme on Czech Television on Sunday.

The Košice manifesto – the 1945 document that sealed Czechoslovakia’s eastern orientation

April 5, 2019

On April 5, 1945 the newly formed Czechoslovak government agreed on a
manifesto known as the Košice Programme. It clearly delineated the future
of the country as a Soviet ally – and can be seen as laying the
groundwork for the eventual Communist takeover in 1948.

The Košice manifesto – the 1945 document that sealed Czechoslovakia’s eastern orientation

April 5, 2019

On April 5, 1945 the newly formed Czechoslovak government agreed on a
manifesto known as the Košice Programme. It clearly delineated the future
of the country as a Soviet ally – and can be seen as laying the
groundwork for the eventual Communist takeover in 1948.

Czech politicians broadly positive on Čaputová’s election as Slovak president

April 1, 2019

A number of leading politicians in the Czech Republic have hailed the
historic election of the pro-European Zuzana Čaputová as president of
Slovakia. Some others, however, have been cooler on Čaputová’s ascent
to Bratislava’s Grassalkovich Palace.

Czech politicians broadly positive on Čaputová’s election as Slovak president

April 1, 2019

A number of leading politicians in the Czech Republic have hailed the
historic election of the pro-European Zuzana Čaputová as president of
Slovakia. Some others, however, have been cooler on Čaputová’s ascent
to Bratislava’s Grasslokovich Palace.

Politicians hope Čaputová will not undermine Visegrad unity

March 31, 2019

Some Czech politicians have expressed concern about the unity of the
Visegrad group following the election of lawyer Zuzana Čaputová
Slovakia’s next president.

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