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  EU ties under strain as Prague prepares for
Financial TimesEU ties under strain as Prague prepares for electionsFinancial TimesAs Václav Havel, the late playwright and Czech president, liked to say, Czechoslovakia — divided into Czech and Slovak states in 1993 — and its neighbours had “returned to Europe”. However, as political parties in Prague prepare for parliamentary ...and more »
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 6:10 am
  Appetite (and iron-clad stomach) for success
POLITICO.euAppetite (and iron-clad stomach) for successPOLITICO.euHolding court in his “second living room,” the Deidesheimer Hof, an ur-typical German restaurant on the German Wine Route, Kohl had visiting politicians such as Margaret Thatcher, Boris Yeltsin, John Major, Václav Havel, Jacques Chirac and Mikhail ...
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 10:51 pm
  A Saudi Woman Who Got Behind the Wheel and
New York TimesA Saudi Woman Who Got Behind the Wheel and Never Looked BackNew York TimesManal al-Sharif, an activist for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, in Central Park during a tour for her new memoir. Credit Nathan Bajar for The New York Times.and more »
Posted on 16 June 2017 | 7:11 am
  Time to take back Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel
South China Morning PostTime to take back Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize | This ...South China Morning PostMyanmar's leader has been silent on the plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority that is being systematically oppressed by Buddhist extremists and the ...and more »
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 1:37 am
  Zeman may invite British Queen to
Zeman may invite British Queen to Czechoslovakia's anniversary ...Prague Daily MonitorPrague, June 13 (CTK) - President Milos Zeman may invite British Queen Elizabeth II to attend the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia's ...and more »
Posted on 13 June 2017 | 11:16 pm
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  Draft foreign policy puts accent on human
The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs is preparing a new long-term foreign policy that would put an accent on human rights. Unlike an earlier draft, the new version builds on the legacy of Václav Havel and his championing of human rights, as well as mentioning the Prague Spring and Charter 77. The document has now been sent to the coalition partners and opposition parties for discussion.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 6:45 am
  LN: Czech foreign policy concept remains
Prague, April 11 (CTK) - The concept of Czech foreign policy has been revised by the team of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD), yet it remains rather amateurish and does not make clear its key issues, Jan Machacek writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) Saturday.
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 11:23 pm
  Havel’s Letter to Husák: still an
Forty years ago this week, on 8 April 1975, Václav Havel sent an open letter to Czechoslovakia’s President Gustav Husák. The letter was to become one of the key documents of dissent during the period of “normalization”. It outlined the creeping fear, apathy and humiliation faced by Czechs and Slovaks amid the cultural stagnation in the first years after the Soviet-led invasion of 1968. Today ...
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 10:32 am
  Escalator missing en route to Prague airport
PRAGUE (AP) — The good news for visitors to the Czech capital: the newly expanded A line of Prague's subway network that opened this week will comfortably take them from downtown closer than ever to t
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 9:58 am
  Porters planned after failure to install
A shiny new Metro station will from Monday serve travellers using Prague’s Václav Havel Airport. However, the Nádraží Veleslavín station has not been fitted with escalators leading to street level. To get around the problem, porters will be employed to help people with heavy luggage in what is said to be a unique service in Europe.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 7:30 am
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  Forum 2000 participant arrested in China
Prague/Hong Kong, Aug 27 (ČTK) — The criminalization of the freedom of speech and assembly in China, where three pro-democracy activists were charged with unlawful assembly today, is unacceptable, Jakub Klepal, from the Czech Forum 2000 Foundation, said ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:18 am
  10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion
Vaclav Havel, in his essay “The Power of the Powerless,” spoke of such truth as having a powerful illuminating effect on those who hear it, even if they say nothing in response. Spread the word that the power of one individual is vast. Controlling ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:27 pm
  President Zeman grants no pardons
Prague, Aug 27 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman has not granted a single pardon during the first half of his five-year mandate and the Justice Ministry does not even propose any applications to him due to his negative stance on the issue, daily ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:00 am
  Russian dissident among nominees for Havel
Prague, Aug 25 (CTK) - Russian human rights advocate Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a women's rights organisation in Afghanistan and a group of young people fighting for human rights in the Balkans may receive the third international Vaclav Havel Prize, organisers ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 4:50 pm
  Three Finalists Named For 2015 Vaclav Havel
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) announced on August 25 that human rights activists from Russia, Afghanistan, and the Balkans have been named as the finalists for the 2015 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize. The finalists for the ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:31 am
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  Vaclav Havel to get rights award named after
The late Czech President Vaclav Havel is getting a new international human rights award named after him.
Posted on 22 March 2013 | 9:39 am
  Rock stars pay costs of tapestry to honor
Rock stars Bono, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono Lennon have covered the cost of a tapestry that will be unveiled next month to honor Vaclav Havel at Prague's international airport, that has been renamed to honor the late Czech president.
Posted on 20 November 2012 | 9:24 am
  Prague international airport bears Havel's
The international airport in the Czech capital has been renamed to honor the late President Vaclav Havel.
Posted on 5 October 2012 | 3:56 am
  Ashbel Green, editor of Cronkite, dies at
Ashbel Green, a versatile and respected editor at Alfred A. Knopf who persuaded Gabriel Garcia Marquez to switch publishers, worked on Walter Cronkite's memoir and a foreign policy book by President George H.W. Bush and helped discover the crime class
Posted on 19 September 2012 | 7:53 am
  Prague international airport to bear Havel's
A petition drive by Czechs has persuaded their government to rename Prague's Ruzyne International Airport after the late President Vaclav Havel.
Posted on 21 March 2012 | 10:47 am
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  robertquickert: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a
robertquickert: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a great h&!&or to fill a post held by &!&e of my heroes, Václav Havel. Follow @HRF @OsloFF and founder/director @T…
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:21 am
  ProSyn: @ccaryl @isaacstonefish Maybe of
ProSyn: @ccaryl @isaacst&~efish Maybe of interest: In Jan. 2010, Vaclav Havel wrote a piece for us &~ why Xiaobo should win… https://t.co/8td3rFFSUN
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:21 am
  SparklewlthSass: RT @AuthorLMHinton: “Hope
SparklewlthS!^&: RT @AuthorLMHint!**: “Hope is the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” - Václav Havel #quote #hope #amwrit…
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:21 am
  anneli8012: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a
anneli8012: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a great h@%&or to fill a post held by @%&e of my heroes, Václav Havel. Follow @HRF @OsloFF and founder/director @T…
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:21 am
  NotMattBellamy: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a
NotMattBellamy: RT @Kasparov63: It's still a great h%!#&or to fill a post held by %!#&e of my heroes, Václav Havel. Follow @HRF @OsloFF and founder/director @T…
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:21 am



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