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Jonny Depp in Prague?

Photo courtesy of Coco Cafe Disco Bar

Prague – 28/07/2012 Those, who Saturday night took part at the local nightlife in Prague would have noticed some very unusual movement, with groups of people in the street taking pictures, and even asking for autographs. For example, at Harley’s Bar, a well-known club in Prague 1, very crowded every weekend, but most customers were […]

Czech Republic Occupies 18th Place in Environmental Study EPI


According to the study Environmental performance index (EPI) conducted by Yale and Columbia University, the Czech Republic  occupies 18th place in the world ranking of environmental indicators. Top of the research of 132 countries was Switzerland. EPI is a quantitative study that follows national results relating to the environment, using the best available data. Research is […]

Can Eastern Europe escape the eurozone crisis?


Countries in Eastern Europe have until now shown remarkable economic resilience, after being hit harder by the 2008–2009. But their economic future relies on a new model of growth, argues Jana Grittersova on Euroactiv. Jana Grittersova is a professor at the University of California-Riverside and an Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University […]

BBC Grants CE Licences for Over 500 Hours of Drama


Foreigners living in Central & Eastern Europe are in for a treat after BBC Worldwide granted licences to 17 broadcasters all over the region to screen over 530 hours of popular TV dramas. In Slovakia the licence was granted to public broadcaster RTVS, while in the Czech Republic the programmes will be shown by TV […]

Switzerland Under Attack for Banning CEE Workers


The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution last week (24 May), “highly regretting” the recently-introduced Swiss quotas for workers from the eight Central European countries which joined the EU in 2004. MEPs also blasted Berne for not allowing German and Austrian taxis to take passengers from Zurich airport. MEPs called on the Swiss government to […]

Bob Marley’s Son Stephen To Concert in Prague

Stephen Marley (c) ddkkpp

Stephen Marley (son of the greatest ever reggae star Bob Marley and winner of several Grammy Awards) will visit Prague’s Lucerna Music Bar on 30th May. Stephen’s concert promises to be a powerful experience, as he is an experienced musician and producer. Stephen, who sounds very much like his father, will be joined by his […]

Czech Company Conergy Conquering Eastern Europe

Conergy is one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies and the German company Conergy has become the domain of the Czechs. The parent company in Hamburg is one of the largest dealers of solar modules in Germany, but Conergy has commissioned its Czech branch to head to other markets. The company Conergy in the […]

Czech Survives Avalanche in Low Tatras, Slovakia

It is that time of the year when people take to the mountains while underestimating the dangers, as one 41-year old Czech tourist found out yesterday after he was buried in an avalanche in Slovakia. Illustrative photo According to news portal, the mountain rescue service says the man probably set off the avalanche, which […]

Prague: International Exhibition of Political Cartoons

The first opening of the traveling “International exhibition of political cartoons” of renowned cartoonists from the four Visegrad countries and the USA will take place on 19 January 2012 at 17:30 in the American Center in Prague. Critical and current view on politics and society will be presented by cartoons from Daryl Cagle (USA), Pavel […]

Czechs/Slovaks Want Milder Chemicals Law

photo by Joe Sullivan

The Czech and Slovak governments are pressuring European leaders to reconsider “excessive” safety regulations on the chemicals industry that they contend hurt smaller businesses and undermine economic growth. The countries’ concerns are outlined in a document submitted to the Council of Ministers, arguing that smaller businesses need leeway in complying with the EU’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and […]

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