Prague and Brno in Top 10 Best Student Cities

18,000 students have decided that Prague and Brno are 2nd and 4th respectively in their list of cities they would most like to study in, says the TopUniversities website.

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BCSA Annual Dinner: Save the date

Make a date in your diaries: the BCSA’s Annual Dinner will be held on Friday 17th November 2017 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Bloomsbury.  More details soon.

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New Plaques for Operation Anthropoid to be unveiled in Prague 2

Prague 2 is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Operation Anthropoid with five new plaques, reports Prague.TV.   The first two new plaques were unveiled on Italská Street in memory of two couples who were executed. The plaque at Italská 7 is for the married couple Vladimír Bergauer and Markéta Bergauerová. They had helped Lieutenant Colonel Ronald… Read more »

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Czech Christian Democrats and STAN sign election pact

Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) signed a cooperation pact for the autumn election to the Chamber of Deputies on 12 April, the Prague Daily Monitor reports. The new grouping is to be a strong centrist alternative for hundreds of thousands of voters, KDU-CSL leader Pavel Belobradek said.

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BCSA supports the 1st Central European Conference at LSE

The BCSA was amongst those supporting the 1st Annual Central European Conference held at the LSE on Sunday 5th March.  The Conference was addressed by President Andrej Kiska, ex-Prime Minister Iveta Radicova, think-tanker Tomas Sedlacek and ex-Foreign Minister Jan Kavan.

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Why the Slovak national emblem is as it is

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is worn on green background, or on designer clothes. The Slovak Spectator reveals all.  

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Czech British Chamber of Commerce holds its AGM on 14 March

The Czech British Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 14 March at the offices of UHY Hacker Young LLP, Quadrant House, 4 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW.  All are welcome to attend.  The formal part of the meeting will be followed by a presentation from… Read more »

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Europe, Elites and Peoples by Kevin J McNamara

Kevin J McNamara shamelessly promotes his own book – Dreams of a Great Small Nation: The Mutinous Army that Threatened a Revolution, Destroyed an Empire, Founded a Republic, and Remade the Map of Europe — in an essay in the current issue of Modern Age, in which he reviews two other histories of Europe.  His review essay provides another… Read more »

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The Spy With No Name : e-book offer to BCSA members

The extraordinary story of Vaclav Jelinek, recruited in the 1970s by the StB and given the identity of a Dutch infant abandoned in Prague in 1944, the offspring of a liason between his Dutch mother and a German solider. In 1975, Jelinek, now “Erwin von Haarlem”, was sent to London, where amongst other assignments,he spied… Read more »

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Launch of new battery production line at Letňany

A Czech inventor believes he has come up with a low cost, high performance battery by applying nano technology to the way traditional batteries are produced. And to prove the point, the first production line producing those batteries has been launched in Prague.    Radio Praha reports.

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