Slovak and Polish presidents say Moscow trying to undermine NATO unity

March 12, 2019

Russia is striving to undermine the unity of NATO member states, Slovak
President Andrej Kiska said at a security conference in Prague marking
twenty years since the alliance’s first expansion eastwards.

From the Balkans, to Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond – the Czech Army role in NATO missions

March 12, 2019

In the spring of 1989, the dissident Václav Havel was in prison and the
Czechoslovak army was preparing for a possible clash with Western
imperialists under the banner “With the Soviet Union forever.” A decade

One in six Czech 30-somethings likely to remain childless

March 12, 2019

The number of childless women in the Czech Republic continues to increase.
While in the 1970s and 80s, only five to seven percent of women living in
then communist Czechoslovakia didn’t have children, the Czech Statistics

Czech Republic marks 20 years as NATO member, assesses new threats

March 11, 2019

Twenty years ago this Tuesday, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary
became the first former Eastern Bloc countries to join NATO, with Slovakia
entering five years later, when all four joined the EU. The anniversary

Commemorative ceremony for 1968 martyr Ryszard Siwiec

March 7, 2019

A ceremony is set to take place in Prague on Thursday commemorating 110
years since the birth of Ryszard Siwiec, a Polish man who set himself on
fire in protest at Poland’s involvement in the occupation of
Czechoslovakia in August 1968.

Czechs remember ‘founding father’ T.G. Masaryk on 169th anniversary of his birthday

March 7, 2019

The first Czechoslovak President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk was born exactly
169 years ago and Czech politicians as well as the wider public are
remembering the figure through a series of ceremonies. Representatives of

Karel Kryl – Singer who put poetry in protest died 25 years ago OTD

March 3, 2019

Karel Kryl, perhaps the greatest Czech protest singer ever, died on this
day 25 years ago, at the age of only 49. Kryl’s spare and highly poetic
songs such as Bratříčku zavírej vrátka (Close the Gate, Little

Czech President attends Bucharest Nine meeting in Košice

February 28, 2019

Czech President Miloš Zeman is attending a meeting of heads of state of
the Bucharest Nine, the countries making up the eastern flank of NATO,
hosted by Slovak president in Košice on Thursday.
The main objective of the meeting, which is also attended by NATO Secretary

Czech, Slovak and Polish police forces set to cooperate in reducing crime in areas with large segments of foreign workers

February 27, 2019

Industrial regions, which feature large communities of foreign workers will
be regularly policed by joint patrols made up of policemen from the Czech
Republic, Slovakia and Poland, Interior Minister Jan Hamáček told

WWII pilot Emil Boček to receive highest state honour

February 26, 2019

War veteran Emil Boček is due to receive the Order of the White Lion,
first class, on October 28, the anniversary of the foundation of
Czechoslovakia. A pilot with the RAF during World War II, he previously


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