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CSA To Cancel Prague-Bratislava Flights

No more departures to Prague? (c) The Daily

It was only in June that Czech Airlines (CSA) started operating regular direct flights from Bratislava to various major capitals in Europe, but this has come at the cost of the airline cancelling flights between the Slovak capital and Prague. The airline will stop operating the regular shuttle between Bratislava and Prague on 1 August and […]

BA Monarchs Win Season Finale, Playoffs Next


Monarchs Win Season Finale, Head to Prague for Playoff Football Next After defeating the Brno Alligators on the road on Saturday, the Bratislava Monarchs have set a date with the Prague Black Hawks in the first round of the play-offs. As only 4 teams make the playoffs and the Monarchs have the #3 seed, they […]

Kellner’s EPH Could Use SPP to Penetrate Czech Gas Market


Speculations about a takeover of Slovak gas utility SPP by the holding EPH continue, and it looks like the potential investors want to use the company as a channel for the Czech market. Here The Daily provides a translation of part of an article in Slovak daily Hospodarske Noviny on the subject. By Petra Jamrichova […]

National Czech-Slovak Museum Moves Tomorrow 8 June

NCSML almost submerged in 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 6, 2011) –  Just days before the 3rd anniversary of the Epic Flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) will make history in its journey to recovery. Wednesday, June 8, at 8 a.m., Patterson Structural Moving plans to start the move of the building. […]

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 […]

Bratislava American football team routs Brno Alligators

bela td

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 […]

CSA Launches Flights to 6 Destinations from BA

Bratislava Airport (c) The Daily

From June, Czech airline Ceske aerolinie will start operating direct flights from Bratislava to the likes of Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Rome and Cyprus. The airline plans to make flights to the main airports of all the destinations at least twice a week, while those going to Rome will have the choice of five flights […]

CME to takeover Bontonfilm in Czech and Slovak republics


Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(“CME”) (NASDAQ and Prague Stock Exchange: CETV) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro B.V. has entered into a purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bancroft Private Equity, LLP (“Bancroft”), to acquire 100% of the shares of Bontonfilm a.s. (“Bontonfilm”) from Bancroft and minority shareholders.  Bontonfilm is a film, […]

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