Archive for: May, 2011

BA Monarchs Fail to Upset Prague Panthers

Corner back Peter Rosinsky runs for the touchdown after an interception in the first quarter. Photo courtesy of Ivan Salay

Those with an unbiased view on the Bratislava Monarchs might agree that everything was the way it was supposed to be on Sunday as the Monarchs fell to the reigning champions the Prague Panthers 12-36. After all, the Panthers are not supposed to lose in this league. The Monarchs’ defense had no answer for the […]

Hungary To Plug Into CR and SR Power Markets

photo (c) Bidgee

The talks between Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and Slovak PM Iveta Radicova at the end of January dealt also with the possibility of connecting up the electricity grids of both countries, and now the practical aspects are starting to take shape. Today the electricity transmission operators, involved companies and national regulators of all three countries […]

Czech politicians interested in merged Slovak broadcaster RTVS


Invited Czech politicians attended a session of the Parliamentary Committee for Media and Culture in Slovakia yesterday, at which they showed greatest interest in how the public radio and TV broadcasters were merged into the new broadcasting corporation RTVS. A similar merger of public radio and TV broadcasting organisations has been under debate for some […]

Threat of general strike looms in Czech Republic

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Speculation is mounting about the possibility of the Czech Republic’s first general strike since 1989. Fuelling this view was the 40, 000 demonstrators who gathered in Wenceslas Square from around the country on May 21st. Mirroring events in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, Protestors gathered to vent anger at proposed austerity measures targeting social spending by […]

Segregated Roma education unlikely to improve

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In the Czech Republic “there are 80 000 people living in excluded localities and an estimated 30 000 of them are children,” said Martin Šimáček, head of the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion in Roma Localities. A recent conference in Prague yesterday claimed new government decrees do not advocate measures to reverse the levels […]

Bratislava: Famous Italian Military Band in Month of Italian Culture

June is Month of Italian Culture in Bratislava, and one of the events not to be missed is the energetic Bersaglieri military band to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. The Bersaglieri military band, who are stationed in Bari, will blast out on Hviezdoslavovo square in Bratislava on Thursday 2 June, starting […]

Slovak Company Launches Test Op for Czech TV

photo: Jeff Maurone

Slovak set-top box manufacturer Antik Technology has provided details of its participation in an HbbTV pilot being undertaken by the Czech public broadcaster CT. According to Antik Technology, the HbbTV service will be developed, hosted and tested on the Slovak telco Antik Telecom’s network, which has 40,000 subscribers, prior to tests being carried out in […]

Ukraine expels Czech diplomats


Two Czech military attaches were expelled from Ukraine on Friday amid allegations of spying. The Czech Wasserparkcharge d’affaires in Kiev was summoned by the Ukraine Foreign Ministry and informed of the decision. Official protest was made that the pair abused their diplomatic status to allegedly compile information in connection with Ukrainian aircraft. Though hopes were […]

Bratislava American football team routs Brno Alligators

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Bratislava Monarchs use stellar defense and air attack to annihilate Brno Alligators, 50-3 When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you Alligators, make Gatorade. I’m funnier in real life… honest. The Bratislava Monarchs blew out their rivals the Brno Alligators on Saturday with a 50-3 victory at Monarchs field. The Alligators’ offense […]

Czech-Slovak joint government sessions

Slovak PM Iveta Radicova looks forward to first session (c) Tibor Macak - The Daily

Hardly the reunion of the Slovak and Czech republics, but the governments of both countries have agreed to convene joint sessions in future on any issues of mutual concern. The agreement of the Czech and Slovak governments was announced jointly by Slovak PM Iveta Radicova and Czech PM counterpart Petr Necas last week, with the […]

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