Bratislava’s Comenius University awards Pavel Rychetský

June 27, 2019

The Chief Justice of the Czech Constitutional Court and Charter 77
signatory Pavel Rychetský on Thursday received the highest award of
Comenius University in Bratislava, the Grand Gold Medal, for his
contribution towards the development of democracy, legal science and the

A Few Sentences: “One of the most important steps before November 1989”

June 27, 2019

The publication of the manifesto Několik vět, or A Few Sentences, was a
milestone in the final year of communism in Czechoslovakia. After being
broadcast by Radio Free Europe and Voice of America on June 29, 1989, the

‘The Art of Dissent’, or why love, tolerance, and creative freedom aren’t just for fairytales

June 26, 2019

“Love, tolerance and creative freedom aren’t just for fairytales”.
That’s the central message of a new documentary called The Art of
Dissent, which celebrates artistic engagement in Czechoslovakia before and

Parliamentary commission reopens discussion on compensating women for forced sterilisation

June 25, 2019

Between 1966 and 2012, many women were involuntarily sterilised in Czech
and Czechoslovak hospitals. The government has since apologised for the
practice and discussed compensating the victims. However, no definite

Křetínský makes EUR 5.8 billion bid for Germany’s Metro group

June 22, 2019

The EPGC investment group owned by Czech Daniel Křetínský and Slovak
Patrik Tkáč, has submitted a public offer for the German business group
Metro. Reuters reported that EPGC had said in a press release that it was

Anti-Communist A Few Sentences manifesto published 30 years ago Saturday

June 22, 2019

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of the publication of the dissident A Few
Sentences manifesto in the then illegal newspaper Lidové noviny, on June
22, 1989. The document demanded the end of criminalisation of

Anti-Communist Several Sentences manifesto published 30 years ago Saturday

June 22, 2019

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of the publication of the dissident
Several Sentences manifesto in the then illegal newspaper Lidové noviny,
on June 22, 1989. The document demanded the end of criminalisation of

Heliodor Píka – General who became Communist regime’s first judicial murder victim

June 21, 2019

The early years of Czechoslovakia’s Communist regime were marked by
hundreds of tragic stories which revolved around injustice, torture and in
many cases death. One of the most famous is that of General Heliodor Píka,

Slovak president expresses understanding for protesters during first state visit to Prague

June 21, 2019

The new Slovak president, Zuzana Čaputová, visited Prague on Thursday, in
her first foreign visit. The liberal politician stressed the importance of
Visegrad Four cooperation as well as expressing understanding for those who

Slovak president expresses understanding for protesters during first state visit to Prague

June 21, 2019

The new Slovak president, Zuzana Čaputová, visited Prague on Thursday, in
her first foreign visit. The liberal politician stressed the importance of
Visegrad Four cooperation as well as expressing understanding for those who

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