Greenpeace protests against pre-trial detention for its activists

December 3, 2018

Greenpeace International has protested against a decision by a Slovak court
to hold a group of 12 Greenpeace activists, including two Czech nationals,
in pre-trial detention, as they await criminal charges for scaling a coal

Czechs and the aristocracy: a love-hate relationship

December 1, 2018

Czechs have always had somewhat contradictory feelings toward their
nobility. One of the country’s leading aristocrats once even bitterly
complained that Czechs are either louts or boot-lickers, nothing in

Czechoslovakia’s secret Cambridge students

November 26, 2018

You may be surprised to hear that one of the events to mark the hundredth
anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia was held at the Faculty of
Divinity at Cambridge University in Britain. On October 29 a plaque was

Prague to recreate 1988 Mitterrand breakfast in human rights gesture

November 22, 2018

In December 1988 Francois Mitterrand had breakfast with leading dissidents
in Prague, providing a major shot in the arm to the Czechoslovak
opposition. The Czech Foreign Ministry is now reported to be planning

Zurich University cancels lecture by Czech Prime Minister

November 22, 2018

The University of Zurich has cancelled a lecture by Czech Prime Minister
Andrej Babiš at the opening of an exhibition about Czechoslovak
immigration to Switzerland.

Czechs secure place in second level of Nations League

November 20, 2018

The Czech Republic have avoided relegation from the second level of
European football’s Nations League after a 1:0 win over Slovakia in
Prague on Monday night. The only goal of the game came from Roma striker
Patrik Schick.

Gail Papp on Václav Havel among New York’s hippies – and under house arrest in communist Czechoslovakia

November 19, 2018

Taking advantage of relative liberalisation at home, the young Václav
Havel visited New York in the spring of 1968 for the US premiere of his
second major play, The Memorandum. It was staged by the Public Theater,

Sports News 19.11.2018

November 19, 2018

Speed skater Martina Sáblíková, back in form, takes bronze at World Cup
in Japan; aerobatic pilot Martin Šonka wins RedBull Air Race to become
world champion; Czechs and Slovaks battle for group stage second in UEFA
Nations League

Footballers preparing for key clash with Slovakia

November 19, 2018

The Czech national soccer team are preparing to face Slovakia in an
important game in Prague on Monday night. The hosts need to secure at least
one point from the tie to remain in their group in the second tier of the
Nations League competition

Football: Czechs win friendly over Poland

November 16, 2018

The Czech national football team beat Poland 1-0 in a friendly match in
Gdansk on Thursday. The only goal was scored by Jakub Jankto in the 52nd


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