Czech Holocaust survivor George Brady dies at age 90

January 12, 2019

Czech-born Holocaust survivor George Brady has died in Toronto at the age
of 90, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday, citing his nephew and
former culture minister Daniel Herman.

Czech president to visit Slovakia for fist foreign trip of 2019

January 12, 2019

President Zeman’s first foreign trip in 2019 will take him to neighboring
Slovakia, the president’s office told the Czech News Agency on Saturday.
The Czech head of state will attend the summit of the Bucharest Nine, the
countries making up the eastern flank on NATO.

Home of Jan Palach to become permanent memorial

January 9, 2019

As the 50 anniversary of Jan Palach’s self-immolation draws near, the
National Museum has released details on a project it has been preparing for
over a year. The house where the Czechoslovak martyr grew up is to open as
a special Palach museum in August.

Slovak president honours lawyer who represented family of Jan Palach

January 9, 2019

The Slovak president, Andrej Kiska, has bestowed a high state honour in
memoriam on Dagmar Burešová, a Czech lawyer who represented the family of
Jan Palach following his death. Mr. Kiska did so during a ceremony on

Czech manufacturing above world average in use of robots, says HSBC study

January 8, 2019

For every 10,000 employees in the Czech Republic, there are 101 robots.
This measurement, used in a recent HSBC study, places the Central European
state above the world average, which lies at 74 robots. However, in the

Czechs manufacturing above world average in use of robots, says HSBC study

January 8, 2019

For every 10,000 employees in the Czech Republic, there are 101 robots.
This measurement, used in a recent HSBC study, places the Central European
state above the world average, which lies at 74 robots. However, in the

Quarter of Czech first division soccer players foreign

January 8, 2019

One-quarter of the players in Czech football’s top division are
foreigners, iRozhlas.cz reported on Tuesday. Of the 354 players who made
appearances in the autumn part of the season, 90 were not from the Czech
Republic, the news site said.

Prague hopes to turn ex-hospital where Jan Palach died into ‘Museum of Totalitarianism’

January 7, 2019

Fifty years ago this January, Jan Palach doused himself in petrol and set
himself alight on Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet occupation of
Czechoslovakia. Prague City Hall is now looking to buy the former hospital

Paulina Bren: There was a large spectrum of collaboration during normalisation – just to function, you had to be somewhere on it

January 7, 2019

In her book The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the
1968 Prague Spring, historian Paulina Bren offers fresh perspectives on
various aspects of Czechoslovakia’s normalisation period. These include

Ukrainian ambassador hits back at Klaus over “provocation” comment

January 7, 2019

The Ukrainian ambassador to Prague, Yevhen Perebyjnis, has hit back at a
statement by former Czech president Václav Klaus, who said on Sunday that
Ukraine was being goaded by Western political elites, including that of the

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