Slovak National Gallery exhibits the fashion of the communist era

Apart from individual taste, period trends or class, clothing is also connected to economic history, politics and the culture of a specific country, said Zuzana Šidlíková, co-curator of the exhibition recently opened in the Slovak National Gallery.

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Czech Government talks with Zeman bring no solution to crisis

Talks between the heads of the three Czech ruling parties with President Milos Zeman on 10th May did not bring any solution to the current political crisis, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman and Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy chairman Milan Chovanec told journalists.   See report here.

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Events in Bratislava 5 – 14 May

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between May 5 and 14, including concerts, dance show, classical music, ballet premiere, meeting, night run, festivals, exhibitions and more.

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Czech President Zeman ‘accepts’ PM Sobotka’s unoffered resignation

It’s no secret that Czech President Miloš Zeman is not a fan of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobota  reports the Prague Daily Monitor. But what happened on 4th May surpassed anything that had happened between them in the past and shocked the country. Sobotka arrived at Prague Castle, the seat of the presidency, on Thursday for consultations… Read more »

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Czech film with Slovak actress captivates the US

A Czech film, Bába z Ledu (Ice Mother) starring Slovak actress Zuzana Kronerová, has won the award for best screenplay at the prestigious Tribeca festival, established by Robert De Niro in Lower Manhattan, reports the Slovak Spectator. Czech director Bohdan Sláma’s story about a woman bringing up selfish sons, was created  by Slovak co-producers Marko Škop and Ján Meliš… Read more »

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Czech Government to resign over Finance Minister Babiš’ “dubious deals”

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka told journalists on 2 May that he will hand over his Cabinet’s resignation to President Milos Zeman  following the controversy surrounding the business activities of Finance Minister Andrej Babiš.    The Prague Daily Monitor reports that he did not rule out the possibility of bringing forward the general election, currently scheduled… Read more »

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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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