Category archives for: Current Affairs

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 […]

Vaclav Havel Remembered

Vaclav Havel "life is about good and evil and we have to keep fighting for good, even though we know in our hearts that it is a battle that can never be fully won"

The official farewell to the last Czechoslovak president and first democratically elected Czech president Vaclav Havel took place today as his coffin was carried through the streets of Prague to Prague Castle, while thousands of onlookers wept. The Daily reporter Katerina Krisicova from Prague gives us her thoughts on the man. In memory of Vaclav Havel […]

Two Ways to Educate Roma Children


One Europe, two different ways of educating Roma children In the Czech Republic, Slovakia and some other new EU Member States, Roma ethnic group children are disproportionately placed in special schools for the mentally disabled or in de facto segregated schools. When these same children migrate to the United Kingdom with their parents, they are educated in […]

Czech-Slovak Police Op Catches Nuclear Smugglers

Photo taken by smugglers as proof

At a press conference today, police commissioner Jaroslav Spisiak, announced a successful Slovak-Czech police operation on an organised group that was planning to smuggle nuclear materials. Photo taken by smugglers as proof The group of six Slovaks and one Czech, led by a 71-yr old, was planning to smuggle a radioactive substance worth around half […]

Czech Entrepreneur Sets Sights on Cargo Rail Company

Cargo train (c) Federico Cantoni

  Slovakia’s state-run railway company Cargo could end up in the hands of Czech entrepreneur Zdenek Bakala, as he has openly expressed an interest in privatising the company as it fits into his business strategy. Zdenek is one of the richest men in the Czech Republic, owning several energy companies and Europe’s largest player on […]

Slovakia Grabs AU Optronics Operation From Brno

AU Optronics plant, Slovakia

Major Taiwanese electronics manufacturer AU Optronics is planning to move its LCD division from Brno in the Czech Republic to the company’s Trencin plant in Slovakia, reports Hospodarske Noviny today. Some believe the company took the decision as security so as not to endanger the chance of receiving EUR 38 million in state assistance from […]

Czech Airlines Suddenly Abolishes Slovak Flights


Czech Airlines (České aerolínie) is feeling the pinch and so is cutting back on many of its less lucrative flights, which, unfortunately, includes many flights from Slovakia. Yesterday, the airline suddenly stopped the sale of tickets for flights from Bratislava, and it will stay that way until next March at least. The company plans to […]

Unique Film Europe Channel Starts Broadcasting


At 8pm on 17 November, the Film Europe Media Company started regular broadcasting of the first European film channel, Film Europe Channel. It is the first paid television channel presenting exclusively European cinema from almost all 50 countries in greater Europe. This unique pilot project is being implemented in Slovakia and the Czech Republic with […]

Nov 22: English Stand-Up Comedy in Brno


Baby Blue Banana presents Brno’s only regular English-language Comedy Club. 22nd November 2011 8pm Alan Francis (UK) & Vince Fluke (CA)   Live at Clubwash, Stará 27, 602 00 Brno Tickets: 175Kč per person in advance, 200Kč on the door or 150Kč students Alan Francis first came to the notice of comedy audiences when he won […]

Fire Affects Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava

photo (c) Marcus Obal

Just a few hours after the ceremonial gala opening of the 15th International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava, fire fighters were called to put out a fire that had spread near one of the projection buildings. The fire consumed a tent prepared for the traditional accompanying programme to the festival on Wednesday around midday. According to […]

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