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YONGIN – gift of Czech books to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea Jaroslav Olša, jr. presented a gift of more than 300 books by Czech writers and/or on the Czech Republic, its culture and history to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. It was… more ►

SEOUL – Czech Ambassador takes part at March 1 Bosingak bell-ringing ceremony

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Olša, jr. was selected by Seoul Metropolitan Government to take part in bell-ringing ceremony at Bosingak, a ceremonial bell that is Korean No. 2 national treasure, on March 1, 2012. „It was a great… more ►

SEOUL – Czech PEN Club literary event with Markéta Hejkalová

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Vice President of the Czech PEN Club Markéta Hejkalová was a main guest at a literary gathering at Czech Info Center on February 16, 2012. Hejkalová, who is not only an acclaimed writer, but also a translator of Finnish literature into Czech and… more ►

NONSAN - 49齋:a Buddhist memorial service for the late President Václav Havel

On February 5, 2012 the final Buddhist memorial service Sasigpu jae for the late former president of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Václav Havel, was held in the Jijang Jeongsa Temple (http://www.jijang.net) in Nonsan, the… more ►

SEOUL - The memorial tribute to honor the memory of late President Václav Havel

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The Citizens Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR), The April Society (AS), the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRC) and the Embassy of the Czech Republic co-organized on January 6, 2012, on the 35th anniversary of Charter 77… more ►

TORONTO - Czech writer and publisher Josef Škvorecký died at 87

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Josef Škvorecký, leading personality of the Czech modern literature, emigre writer and publisher, who fled to Canada after the Soviet invasion that crushed the Prague Spring of 1968, died of cancer in Toronto on January 3, 2012. He was 87. more ►

PRAGUE - agreement on working holiday scheme between the Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea signed

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The Agreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning a Working Holiday Program was signed at the Czernin Palace, seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, on… more ►

HRÁDEČEK – the first President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel has passed away

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On December 18, 2011, the first President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003) Václav Havel, aged 75, passed away quietly during his sleep at his country home at Hrádeček. Writer, philosopher, leading figure of the Velvet Revolution which toppled… more ►

BUSAN – 3rd Korea-EU Business Forum highlighted the Czech Republic

Pusan National University EU Center (www.eucenter.pusan.ac.kr) established in April 2009 has organized its 3rd Korea-EU Business Forum on November 18, 2011. With the presence of the Speaker of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Hon. Milan Štěch,… more ►

SEOUL – Vice President of Sogang University awarded by Speaker of the Czech Senate

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Vice President of Sogang University and the founding-father of university´s „HK Research Project Team on Eastern Europe“, Professor Lee Kyu Young, was awarded the Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for his… more ►