Nominees for Czech Film Critic’s Awards announced

January 3, 2019

The nominations have been announced for the ninth annual Czech Film
Critics’ Awards to be presented on February 2 at Prague’s Archa
Theatre. Director Robert Sedláček’s film Jan Palach about the student
who took his own life in protest of the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of

David Vaughan’s Hear My Voice explores the “shifting sense of reality” in the run-up to WW2

December 29, 2018

Earlier this year the Czech Republic marked the 80th anniversary of the
Munich Agreement, signed in September 1938 by the leaders of Germany,
France, Great Britain, and Italy, resulting in the annexation of the

Czech former champion boxer Lukáš Konečný wins comeback fight

December 28, 2018

Super welterweight Lukáš Konečný, widely considered to be the most
successful Czech boxer in modern history, won his comeback fight in Prague
on Thursday evening, beating his Slovak opponent Matúš Babiak by
unanimous decision.

Paul Ort: Three times the Gestapo came looking for my brothers and I – three times my father fobbed them off

December 26, 2018

Dr. Paul Ort’s mother and grandfather were murdered by the Nazis in
reprisals that followed the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. A childhood
friend of Vaclav Havel’s, the then Pavel Ort escaped from Communist

Děpolt Czernin: the man fighting to keep Ježíšek in every Czech family

December 22, 2018

His ancestors were among the most influential nobility in Bohemia, but
unlike many others, they chose to remain in Czechoslovakia after the
communist takeover. Now Děpolt Czernin is doing his best to protect a
famous Czech tradition – “Ježíšek”. He has founded a society

Daily news summary 21.12.2018

December 21, 2018

Mining accident kills 13, investigation, Slovak charged with terrorism

Slovak national living in Prague charged with planning terrorist attack

December 21, 2018

A Slovak national arrested in Prague last year on suspicion of planning a
terrorist attack has been charged with terrorist activities and propagating
Islamic State.

Czechs top toy exporters in Europe, thanks to LEGO

December 20, 2018

The Czech Republic is Europe’s top toy distributor, exporting more than
50 billion crowns now annually, according to a new study by UniCredit bank.
LEGO, Playmobil and similar plastic toy sets account for two-thirds of

Daily news summary 19.12.2018

December 19, 2018

Huwaei ban, Prague Castle paintings, Czech Airlines halting Bratislava flights

Czech Airlines to cancel Prague flights to Ostrava, Bratislava

December 19, 2018

Czech Airlines (ČSA) will cancel its flights from Prague to Ostrava and
Bratislava as of January 11 and also discontinue service between the Slovak
capital and Košice.

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