Gay under Communism: Part 1

August 17, 2017

Under Communism, being gay or lesbian was essentially taboo. Homosexuality
was de-criminalized in the former Czechoslovakia from 1962, a lot earlier
than in many west European countries, but attitudes did not change as a
result.

Converge share new song 'Under Duress'

August 15, 2017

Converge recently released the two-song single I Can Tell You About Pain" / "Eve" and broke the news that their first album since 2012 would be out later this year. Details on that album are still TBA, but the band did just drop yet another new song, "Under Duress."

Maybe urban art - 2

August 17, 2017

Most of you will probably think this is one of the ugliest photos you have ever seen on TE. I agree that it doesn't have the beauty of a renaissance palace or a sunset over a green valley.

Hockey: Mazanec signs with Slovan Bratislava in KHL

August 15, 2017

Hockey goalie Marek Mazanec, 26, is returning to Europe after signing with
Slovan Bratislava in the KHL. The player agreed to a one-year-deal. Four
years ago the Písek native, who had helped Plzeň clinch the Extraliga

Hungary earmarks funds to expand road to Bratislava

August 15, 2017

Hungaryʼs government has allocated gross HUF 26.7 billion for the expansion of a road connecting the M1 motorway with the Slovakian capital Bratislava, according to national news agency MTI.

Govt earmarks funds to expand road to Bratislava

August 15, 2017

Hungaryʼs government has allocated gross HUF 26.7 billion for the expansion of a road connecting the M1 motorway with Bratislava, according to national news agency MTI.

Darrell Huckaby: Central Europe post-Iron Curtain

August 11, 2017

I have spent the last two weeks behind the iron curtain - or, I should say in the area that was once firmly in the throes of the communist bloc - puppet regimes of the USSR - back before Ronald Reagan won the Cold War.

Slovakian PM Fico cancels key coalition meeting on health grounds

August 11, 2017

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico withdrew on health grounds from an important meeting on Friday aimed at stabilising his governing coalition, his office said.

Jubilant return of Czechoslovak RAF men commemorated 72 years on

August 14, 2017

A remembrance ceremony is being held in Prague on Monday early evening
marking the 72nd anniversary of the return of Czechoslovak aviators who
served with Britain’s RAF during WWII. Among those in attendance is set

Czech PEN club criticizes Babiš over his statements

August 13, 2017

The Czech centre on International PEN club criticized the statements of the
billionaire and ANO party leader Andrej Babiš who said his situation was
similar to that in the 1950s communist Czechoslovakia. The former finance

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