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SEOUL – Czech PEN Club literary event with Markéta Hejkalová


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


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


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


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


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


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 ►

SEOUL – Czech-Korean poetry evening


The very last single standing cultural event of Czech Points in Seoul festival became Czech-Korean poetry evening held at Korea Foundation Cultural Center on November 8, 2011. Organized by Dept. of Czech and Slovak studies at Hankuk University… more ►

SONGPA – Four Mayors of Czech cities at LivCom Awards


Mayors of four Czech cities – Dan Jiránek of Kladno (www.mestokladno.cz), Jaroslav Vymazal of Jihlava (www.jihlava.cz), Jiří Fišer of Tábor (www.taborcz.eu) and Petr Řezníček of Chrudim (www.chrudim.cz) – took part in five-days event which… more ►