15 years ago, Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni became an honorary Prague citizen

September 19, 2021

King Sihamoni studied in Prague from 1962 to 1975, and calls Czechoslovakia his ‘second home’. He is the only living monarch who speaks Czech.

Libeň has been part of Prague for 120 years

September 12, 2021

Libeň was annexed to Prague as the last suburb before the establishment of Czechoslovakia. The largest district of Prague 8 has witnessed many historical events.

Keeping Czech alive in Chicago

September 9, 2021

America’s “Second City” has a long Czech history. Once home to a lively community of immigrants from Bohemia and Moravia, the suburb of Cicero still has a school named after the first Czechoslovak president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.

Czechoslovak Legionaries Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

September 6, 2021

Members of the Czechoslovak Legionaries Association took part in a ceremonial march through Prague to celebrate their 100th anniversary at the weekend.

Hynek Pallas on growing up in a Czech cultural hub in Sweden

September 6, 2021

Journalist and film critic Hynek Pallas grew up in a notable Czech household in Sweden, where his dissident family settled after being forced out of Czechoslovakia.

African American poetry in Czechoslovakia, viewed through a Cold War prism

September 4, 2021

Dr Františka Schormová was awarded Charles University’s highest academic accolade this spring for her dissertation titled “African American Poets Abroad: Black and Red Allegiances in Early Cold War Czechoslovakia”.

Czech govt aims to reintroduce ‘master craftsman’ qualification scrapped in 1949

September 3, 2021

Finding a good bricklayer, carpenter, roofer has long been a challenge in the Czech Republic. By some estimates, the domestic market lacks over 300,000 such craftsmen, leading companies to recruit workers from abroad, in particular from Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine.

News digest: General Prosecutor's Office premises closed to some journalists

September 2, 2021

Students and pupils returned to schools. Kitchen of the hospital became coronavirus hotspot. Slovak company to produce components for combat vehicles.

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