Communist MP to face court over comments on Milada Horáková and 1968 invasion

August 25, 2015

Communist Party MP Marta Semelová is set to face trial over comments she
made about politician Milada Horáková, executed by the Communists in
1950, and the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. The Prague 1 District Court

Cottage Health President Named Fellow for International Health Care Study

August 24, 2015

Presented by California Health Foundation & Trust, which is based in Sacramento, the award is given to recognize outstanding health care leaders who are willing to study health care in one or more foreign countries.

Slovakia plane crash: Two aircraft in fatal mid-air collision near Bratislava

August 20, 2015

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Grape Festival cancelled due to extreme weather

August 23, 2015

Grape Festival, a music event based in Piestany, Slovakia, was shut down due to a severe storm. On its second evening the organizers interrupted JosA© GonzA lez' gig and told the visitors to go back to their tents, because a great storm was coming.

Zeman spokesman hits out over “Russian propaganda” claim

August 23, 2015

The spokesman for President Miloš Zeman has hit out a study by two think
tanks, the Czech European Values and Slovakia’s Central European Policy
Institute, suggesting the head of state, the Communist Party and some

What goes up must come down

August 23, 2015

The day I arrived in Kosice, Slovakia's second largest city in the northeast of the country, there were lots of organized outdoor activities in the old centre. In a side-street, just off the main thoroughfare called Hlavne namestie, I found this bike-jumping arrangement.

Judit Bardos brings European glamour to J'lem

August 22, 2015

In 'Fair Play,' Czech actress portrays sprinter in the 1980s who is pressured by her coaches, doctor and even her dissident mother to take anabolic steroids in order to make it into the Olympics.

Over four-fifths of Czechs believe Russian invasion unlikely, suggests poll

August 22, 2015

Over 80 percent of Czechs don’t believe their country is likely to be
invaded by Russia in the next decade, according to an opinion poll by the
Median agency for Czech Television. The survey’s findings were published

Europe in fair train to eliminate Schengen Area

August 22, 2015

Chairman of the NATO Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey claimed that he is concerned over the mass migration to Europe. If a NATO general does not know what to do, the matters seem to be really bad.

Changes in teaching and writing history in the past two decades

August 22, 2015

Last time in Czech History, Michal Pullmann discussed his research into
Czechoslovak society in the 1980s. In this second in a two-part special, he
reflects upon the public role that historians play more generally in the

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