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Czech Artists at 12th World Cultural Art symposium

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SEOUL– Czech painter Irena Stanislavova and Czech sculptor Igor Kalina are participating at 12th World Cultural Art symposium in Gaehwa Park and Mosan Museum in Boryeong, Korea from Sep 15th – Oct 15 2014. more ►

Delegation of Committee of Defense of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament visits the Republic of Korea

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First Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mrs. Jaroslava Jermanová, made an official visit to the Republic of Korea 21 – 26 September 2014. more ►

The exhibition ‘Praha Castle in photography’

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Seoul - The exhibition ‘Praha Castle in photography’ is exhibited at Asan institute of policy studies during September, 2014. more ►

Hallyu Art Festival and 28th Icheon Ceramic Festival

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On 29 August 2014, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Jana Chaloupková participated at the opening of Hallyu Art Festival and 28th Icheon Ceramic Festival where Czech ceramic artwork “Love” by Jindra Vikova is exhibited. more ►

22nd International Seoul Art Festival

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Seoul - Photos of Prague Castle by Damjan Prelovsek are exhibited at Chosunilbo Museum in Seoul 27 August-2 September as part of 22nd International Seoul Art Festival. Karl E.Wiele is exhibiting his painting "Harmony". more ►

Lecture at Asan Institute for Policy Studies

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SEOUL– Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Jana Chaloupková gave a lecture about the Czech Republic and bilateral relationship with the Republic of Korea at Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul which was registered by EBS Plus 2 on August 25. more ►

57th Regular concert of Seouloratorio

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Seouloratorio presents Antonín Dvořák’s ‘Stabat Mater’ during its 57th Regular concert at Concert hall of Seoul Arts Center on Sep 1, 2014 at 8 pm. more ►

SEOUL - EU goes to School

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The EU goes to schools 2014 project has been made to Kwangyoung Women's High School by the Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Jana Chaloupkova, on 19 Aug, 2014. more ►

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea Yun Byung-Se visited Republic of Czech

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, at the Czernin Palace on 16 July, 2014. more ►

SEOUL – Korea Culture Association will participate at International Festivals in Liptal and Sumperk in the Czech Republic

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Korea Culture Association organized final rehearsal of traditional Korean dance and dress ‘Hanbok’ in front of Gyeonghuigung Palace on 12 August 2014. more ►

SEOUL – 2nd International Pyeongchang Special Music and Art Festival in Pyeongchang

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2nd International Special Music and Art Festival are held in Pyeongchang August 5 – 10, 2014. It brings opportunity to handicapped artists to take part in concerts and workshops. more ►

SEOUL – Lecture at Youth Ambassdor Academy

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Chargé’ d’Affaires a.i. Jana Chaloupkova delivered a lecture about the Czech Republic. more ►

SEOUL - Certificate of Appreciation to Korea Culture Association

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Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Jana Chaloupková presented certificates of appreciation to the members of Korea Culture Association 2 August 2014. more ►

SEOUL - Fraser Place Seoul was awarded the Czech Commemoration Medal

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Ms. Jana Chaloupkova, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.. awards the Czech Commemoration Medal to the Fraser Place Seoul at "Marlenka" the Czech Traditional Cake House on 24 July 2014. more ►

SEOUL - EU goes to School

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The EU goes to schools 2014 project has been made to Eunkwang Women's High School by the Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Jana Chaloupkova, on 15 July, 2014. more ►

PRAGUE – Nexen Tire to become the biggest investor in the history of the Czech Republic

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Goverment of the Czech Republic approved on July 16, 2014 the investment deal with Nexen Tire, which will invest more than 800 million Euro in their new production facility near the city of Žatec. When all four phases of the project will be… more ►

PRAHA - Future Forces Conference & Exhibition 2014

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SEOUL - 'Prague Castle: Architecture & Interior Design' Exhibition

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The opening ceremony of the exhibition 'Prague Castle: Architecture & Interior Design' was held on 15 May 2014 at the Czech Centre Seoul. The exhibition runs until 17 August 2014. more ►

HRUBÝ ROHOZEC - Unknown painting by early modern Korean artist discovered in the Czech Republic

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After a year-long search conducted by Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea, Jaroslav Olša, jr., an unknown painting by early modern Korean artist Bae Un-seong titled „Weltreise“ (Trip Around the World) was located in the… more ►

SEOUL - Photo contest of CzechTourism Seoul

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Office of Czech Republic´s tourism promotion agendy CzechTourism announces the photo competition for Korean visitors of the Czech Republic. The main awards to be air tickets to Prague. more ►

SEOUL – Václav Jirásek photographs at Czech Centre Seoul

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Selection of photographs by Václav Jirásek, who is considered to be one of the most distinguished contemporary Czech photographers, is now on show at Czech Centre Seoul and runs until May 4, 2014 more ►

SEOUL / PRAGUE - Kim Young-ha Greeted Czech Readers In a Virtual Launch of His Book

On Thursday 5th December 2013 Czech Centre Seoul and Czech Centre Praha connected in a live virtual launch of the new Czech translation from Korean, novel Your Republic Is Calling You (also known as Empire of Light) written by one of the most… more ►

BUSAN – Korean children once more honored at the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice

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Students of Busan Middle School of Arts were awarded at the International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice. more ►

PRAGUE / SEOUL - Korean literature series launched in Czech translation

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Modern and contemporary Korean literature receives attention in the Czech Republic through a translation of "Mannam" (Encounter) by Hahn Moosook. Published by Argo, leading publishing house, known to Czech readers for its high quality… more ►

SEOUL – exhibition of Czech puppets and marionettes

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Modern Czech puppets and marionettes from the last quarter a century are on display on new exhibition at Czech Centre Seoul. more ►

Korean-Czechoslovak relations from 1945 to 1953

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Article „Prelude of Communist Fraternity. Interaction of Czechoslovakia and Korea from the World War II until the End of the Korean War“ based on research in Czech archives and written by Jaroslav Olša, jr. was recently published in „The Korean… more ►

Five Years in the Republic of Korea

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A lengthy interview with Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, jr. was published in September issue of KOREA Magazine, a monthly publication of news and information produced by Korean Culture and Information Service and Ministry of Culture, Sports and… more ►

Czech Cultural Events in Korea – August 2013

Programme of Czech cultural events to be held in the Republic of Korea in August 2013. In cooperation with Czech Centre Seoul. more ►

SEOUL - Sejong Institute to be established in Prague

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Charles University in Prague will be a seat of the first King Sejong Institute to be opened in the Czech Republic soon. This would be another impulse for Czech Koreanology, which has started as early as 1950, when the first regular MA study… more ►

SEOUL – selection of contemporary Central European drama published in Korean

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Contemporary theatre of four Central European countries, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary - known as Visegrad 4 - is for the first time presented in Korea with a special book. Four short plays were published in Korean translation… more ►

SEOUL – Czech publisher to start Korean literature series

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Leading Czech publishing house Argo is to start a series of Czech translations of modern and contemporary Korean literary works. In a cooperation with Literature Translation Institute of Korea ten Korean novels will be introduced by Argo on… more ►

Czech Cultural Events in Korea – June 2013

Programme of Czech cultural events to be held in the Republic of Korea in June 2013. In cooperation with Czech Centre Seoul. more ►

INCHEON - Czech Airlines launched direct flights from Prague

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Czech Airlines became the sixth carrier from the European Union member state having regular flights of their national carrier to the Republic of Korea. With three flights a week by Czech Airlines and four flights by Korean Air, the passenger… more ►

SEOUL – leading Czech publisher Argo at Seoul International Book Fair

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Leading Czech publishing house Argo takes part at Seoul International Book Fair, June 19-23, 2013. In cooperation with Embassy of the Czech Republic the Czech booth will present both Argo´s books, but also contemporary Korean translations of… more ►

SEOUL - Czech-Korean Film Encounters on Art Movie Posters

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A retrospective exhibition of Czech and Czechoslovak posters made for North and South Korean movies from the 1950s to 2010s at Korean Film Archive´s film museum. more ►

PRAGUE – official visit of the Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

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Vice President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Hon. Byeong Seug Park visited the Czech Republic on May 27–29, 2013. Accompanied by assemblymen Kim Woo-nam, Yoon Hu-duk, Jeon Hae-chol and Park Wan-joo, he was hosted by the… more ►

SEOUL - Jan Saudek’s Photographs at Czech Centre

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Under the title „Goodbye, Jan“ 25 photographs of Jan Saudek are the inaugural exhibition of recently opened Czech Centre Seoul. With this small selection of Saudek´s retrospective, which toured galleries in Seoul, Chuncheon, Daegu, Gwangju and… more ►

JEONJU - Franz Kafka meets film

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A special section dedicated to German-writing author from Prague, Franz Kafka, is a part of Jeonju International Film Festival from April 25 to May 3, 2013. Six feature and four short films are to be screened, selected by Czech film expert… more ►

PRAGUE - Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the situation on Korean peninsula

Statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic issued on April 8, 2013. more ►

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Czech-American Emil Kapaun awarded for his gallantry during the Korean War

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Born in a small hamlet founded by some 40 Czech immigrants in the middle of Kansas, and named after famous Czech city of Pilsen, Emil Joseph Kapaun (1916-1951) is to be awarded Medal of Honor, highest US military award by US President Barack… more ►

PRAGUE - Korean Air to buy a stake in Czech Airlines

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The Czech government has approved Korean Air bid for a 44% stake in the state-owned carrier Czech Airlines (ČSA) on March 13, 2013. Korean Air has offered to pay 2.64 million euros ($ 3.44 million) for Czech Airlines´s stake and to use its base… more ►

SEOUL – Czech Ambassador at Global Media Forum

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Olša, jr. took part in the 1st Global Media Forum co-hosted by Arirang TV and Korea Foundation from February 21-24, 2013 at Grand Hilton Seoul. Roughly 300 media experts from all over the world came to… more ►

PRAGUE - top photographer exhibits his works from two-years-long stay in Korea

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A photographic exhibition "A Beautiful Strange Dream" by top German-born Czech photogrpaher Björn Steinz is now showing in Prague. Twenty-two photographs made during his two-years-long stay in the country, where he taught photography at… more ►

SEOUL - Treasures of Czech modern art on show at NMOCA

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The most representative collection of Czech modern art from the collections of National Gallery of Prague is on show at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. It showcases 107 carefully selected paintings by 28 different Czech artists and… more ►

Czech Jan Šimara wins European Baduk Championship

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In the final round of European Baduk (Go) Championship held in Bonn, Germany, during this weekend, Czech Jan Šimara beat the former European champion Ilya Shikshin from Russia and won the title for the first time. This is one of the greatest… more ►

SEOUL – Academy Award winner Markéta Irglová´s concert

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Markéta Irglová, Czech singer and songwriter who rose to fame from indie movie “Once” the title song of which, „Falling Slowly“, was awarded Academy Award for Best Original Song, holds her first solo concert on August 15, 2012 at AX Korea in… more ►

CHUNCHEON – exhibition of famous Czech photographer Jan Saudek

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Chuncheon is the second city in the Republic of Korea which hosts the exhibition of Jan Saudek, one of the most acclaimed Czech photographer world-wide. It runs at Chuncheon Gallery, Okchun-dong 73-2, Chuncheon-si from July 21 to August 1, 2012.… more ►

SEOUL – two new Czech animation feature films at SICAF 2012

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Among some 300 animated films the annual Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival features also two award winning films from the Czech Republic – Alois Nebel and Fimfárum Third Time Lucky. more ►

BUCHEON – PiFan to show the best of Czech fantastic film animations

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Very unique and special selection of Czech science fiction and fantastic film animations is to be screened at Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, No. 1 Asian genre film festival. more ►

SEOUL – Czech film school student awarded by GFFIS

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Student of Prague´s acclaimed Film Academy (FAMU) Akile Nazli Kaya of Turkey was awarded the Best Short Film Award and took home 5 million won cash prize at 2012 Green Film Festival in Seoul. more ►

SEOUL (Seoul) – Czech participation at the Seoul Friendship Fair 2012

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul participated on 5 - 6 May 2012 at the traditional Seoul Friedship Fair 2012 more ►

SEOUL (Seoul) - World Traditional Alcoholic Beverages Festival 2012

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Seoul in cooperation with local importers of Czech goods participated in the World Traditional Alcoholic Beverages Festival 2012 more ►

PRAGUE – Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the rocket launch by DPRK

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the rocket launch by the DPRK on April 13, 2012. more ►

SEOUL – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic at 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

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Delegation of the Czech Republic led by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg attended the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit on March 25-27, 2012. The summit was focused on… more ►

SEOUL - Czech Deputy Prime Minister Schwarzenberg met with leading Korean companies

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On the sidelines of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, the 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg, hosted a lunch for the representatives of leading Korean companies. These… more ►

INCHEON – wreath-laying ceremony at the oldest Czech grave in Korea

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On March 15, 2012, Ambassador of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr., laid a wreath at Chemulpo Foreigners´ Cemetery, Incheon, at a grave of Max Taubles, the first person born on the territory of today´s Czech Republic, who died in… more ►

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 ►

SEOUL – Czech-Korean poetry evening

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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

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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 ►

SEOUL – National Day of the Czech Republic celebration

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On the occassion of the National Day of the Czech Republic, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr., has organized a concert followed by a small reception on October 28, 2011. more ►

SEOUL – Prague Days in Seoul

The very first Prague Days in Seoul are to be organized on 20-23 October 2011. Different cultural events are organized with a support of City of Prague and City of Seoul under the auspices of both Mayors of the capital cities. more ►

SEOUL - Czech culture festival to be held in October 2011

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The Czech Republic will bring the best of its culture to Seoul with the Czech cultural festival which will commence at the end of September 2011 and will last until beginning of November 2011. The five weeks long festival named „Czech Points in… more ►

SEOUL – Czech Koreanist Vladimír Pucek bestowed with the Order of Cultural Merit of the Republic of Korea

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The first citizen of the Czech Republic was bestowed with a state order of the Republic of Korea. On the occasion of the 565th Hangeul Day, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea presented the Order of Cultural… more ►

SEOUL – Embassy of the Czech Republic registered its hangeul domain

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Embassy of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea announces that it registered two Hangeul domains on its name after the registration process for companies and state institutions started in May 2011. more ►

SEOUL - Czech success at Miss IMS Pageant

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On October 11, 2011, the coronation evening of the 2nd Miss IMS Pageant 2011, organized by ICFW (International Conference on Foreigners Welfare), PPCWC (Pu-pyong Community Welfare Center), I-msn and International Multicultural Society Newspaper,… more ►

SEOUL – Prague Philharmonia made recording with soprano Sumi Jo

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Following her succesful Czech concert at Smetanova Litomyšl festival this summer soprano Sumi Jo released her newest album Libera which was recorded with leading Czech orchestra Prague Philharmonia soon coming to perform in Seoul. more ►

SEOUL – anthology of modern Czech science fiction published in Korean

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Ten stories by eleven Czech writers of science fiction appeared in the first Korean anthology. Its publisher - Happy Reading Books – launched its first edition among the Korean science fiction fans in unique Science Fiction Library in Seoul. more ►

SEOUL – Emil Zátopek and The 2011 IAAF World Championship Daegu

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Story of Czech long distance runner, Emil Zátopek, one of the the world´s most successful athletes, voted the greatest runner of the 20th century, is once more available to Korean public on the occassion of the forthcoming World Championship in… more ►

BUCHEON – Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, jr. a member of PiFan jury

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr. was invited to become a member of the jury of the competitive section, Puchon Choice, at the 15th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. more ►

VILNIUS - Ambassador Jaroslav Olša, jr. awarded the Palmer Prize

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Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea Jaroslav Olša, jr. was awarded the 2011 Palmer Prize for Diplomats for his contribution to the advancement of democracy in Zimbabwe at the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Community of… more ►

SEOUL – Czech promotional events for Jasmine Club

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Three presentations for the VIP members of Hyundai Dept. Store´s Jasmine Club took place at the Czech residence in Seoul during the month of May, 2011. more ►

OKCHEON – Czech writer Michal Ajvaz at Jiyong Festival

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Acclaimed Czech writer Michal Ajvaz has been invited to 24th Jiyong Festival held at Okcheon every year to commemorate the literary spirit of Jeong Jiyong, famous Korean poet of the first half of the 20th century. Michal Ajvaz´s first story has… more ►

SPACE + DAEGU - most famous Czech animation character Krtek on tour

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Krtek, or Little Mole, the most beloved Czech animation character, is now travelling to two new destinations: on board of Space Shuttle Endeavour to space, and to the city of Daegu. His space voyage will take some three weeks, his visit to Daegu… more ►

JEJU – Czech Krtek and young artists at the exhibition

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The very first Czech art exhibition on the island of Jeju is taking place in May 2011. An untypical combination of art works with Krtek (Little Mole), the most famous Czech animation hero of all times created more than half of the century by now… more ►

SEOUL – Czech marionettes at Hi Seoul 2011 festival

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Popular Czech puppets are once more on show at Seoul. Czech professonal marionette troupe Karromato presents its well-known show Wooden Circus based on historical Central European puppet performances. more ►

SEOUL – Czech and Slovak photographers: guests of honour of Seoul Photo 2011

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A special Czech and Slovak section of Seoul Photo 2011, the 1st photo fair in Asia, shows almost 100 large format photographs by eight Czech and Slovak contemporary photographers. more ►

SEOUL – first book on Czech history available in Korean language

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The first concise Korean-language book on the Czech history from the earliest times up to the 21st century has been published as a part of the HK research project team on Eastern Europe at the Sogang University, one of the leading Korean… more ►

SEOUL – 110 years old Czech photos of Korea at Seoul Museum of History

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An exhibition „Enrique Stanko Vráz´s visit to Seoul in 1901“ shows not only tens of original photographs of Korea made by this famous Czech traveller, but also traces the history of Czech-Korean contacts as seen by travellers, writers and… more ►

SEOUL – new Czech beer – Gambrinus – enters Korean market

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Gambrinus Premium, one of the best Czech beers brewed at the Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery at Pilsen (Plzeň), enters the Korean market as of the spring of 2011. more ►

SEOUL – Czechoslovak Chamber Duo on Visegrád Group´s 20th anniversary concert

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On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Visegrád Group, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic organized a concert of the Czechoslovak Chamber Duo – Slovak pianist Zuzana Berešová and Czech violinist Pavel Burdych. more ►

SEOUL – Poet Ko Un launches the first Korean anthology of Czech stories

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Acclaimed Korean poet and literature Nobel prize nominee Ko Un has launched the very first anthology of Czech short stories ever published in Korean language - „Prague: City Loved by Writers“. This publication of Seoul-based Happy Reading Books… more ►

SEOUL – Mr World 2010 1st Runner-Up Josef Karas back in Korea

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Mr World 2010 1st Runner-Up Josef Karas of the Czech Republic visited Seoul to launch a new „Beauty with a Purpose“ initiative in the Republic of Korea. Joining Karas and Miss World Chairman Julia Morley were reigning Mr World 2010 Kamal Ibrahim… more ►

BUSAN – SEOUL – Czech musicians accompany Kim Jang-hoon on his tour

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Famous Korean rock ballad singer Kim Jang-hoon teamed up with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra to produce his latest album Letter to Kim Hyun-shik. Following its release a series of three live concerts took place in Busan and Seoul im… more ►

JEJU - Czech string quartet at Korean chamber music festival

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Zemlinsky string quartet took part in 2011 Music Isle Festival in Jeju to bring more Czech music to lovers of chamber music in the Republic of Korea. It is for the fourth time, that the Czech artists taking part there, in 2005 and 2007 it was… more ►

SEOUL – Pusan Intl. Film Festival deputy director honored for his work

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Pusan International Film Festival Deputy Director Jay Jeon is the latest recipient of the Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for his personal longstanding contribution to promote Czech-Korean ties through cinema. more ►

SEOUL – winners of Czech Press Photo exhibition

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Selected winning photographs from the most reputable Czech photographic competition – Czech Press Photo – are presented at an exhibition at Czech Info Center from January 25, 2011 to March 19, 2011. more ►

PRAGUE – former Czechoslovak foreign minister Jiří Dienstbier passed away

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Hon. Jiří Dienstbier, the man behind establishment of the diplomatic relations between Czechoslovakia and the Republic of Korea and the first post-communist Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs passed away in Prague on January 8, 2011. more ►

SEOUL – African photographs by Czech Liba Taylor on an exhibition at KOICA

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Selection of photographs of children made on African continent by Czech photographer Liba Taylor in the last decade is now on show at Global Village of Korea International Coopertion Agency. more ►

YONGIN – exhibition on history of Czech-Korean contacts at HUFS

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A photographic exhibition covering the history of Czech-Korean contacts since the first Czech-born traveller set foot on Korean soil in the 1880s until today was opened at Yongin campus of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, the only Korean… more ►

SEOUL – most famous Czech animation character Krtek arrived to Korea

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An exhibition on the most famous Czech animation character – Krtek, or Little Mole – by Zdeněk Miler is on show at National Library of Children and Young Adults in Seoul. Two dozens large size illustrations from the most famous Miler´s books and… more ►

PRAGUE – official statement on attack at Yeonpyeong Island

On November 24, 2010, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has issued a following statement on attack at Yeonpyeong Island which happened the previous day. more ►

SEOUL – Czech becomes a winner of Korea Times´ economic essay contest

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Czech student of economics Ivana Tománková was announced the winner of the Sixth English Economic Essay Contest organized by the The Korea Times and sponsored by Woori Bank. more ►

BUSAN – two Czech choirs at an international competition

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Famous Czech children choir Severáček and a vocal ensemble Gentlemen Singers represent the high quality Czech music at an international choral competition at Busan from Nov. 10-13, 2010. more ►

SEOUL – Czech film competing at short film festival

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Short film Did Michael Knight End the Cold War? by young Czech director Štěpán Altrichter became part of the official selection of international competition at the 8th Asiana International Short Film Festival held in Seoul Nov. 4-9, 2010. more ►

SEOUL – „Fantastic, Czech!“ section at family film festival

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Only a mere two weeks after the closing of the Pusan International Film Festival with its „Czech Film Now: Cinema of Liberalism“ section, another film festival in the Republic of Korea – 4th Seoul International Family Film Festival - presents a… more ►

PAJU – Čapek´s novel War with the Newts now in Korean

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Acclaimed Korean publishing house Open Books based in Paju „book-city“ close to Seoul, has recently published its first book by a Czech writer – War with the Newts by Karel Čapek, the most famous Czech writer of the pre-Kundera period. After… more ►

BUSAN – special Czech film section at Pusan International Film Festival

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The 15th Pusan International Film Festival, Asia’s biggest and most influential film festival held in Busan, Korea’s second biggest city, hosted a special section of contemporary Czech cinema comprising of some of the best recent releases from… more ►

SEOUL – exhibition of the Czech garnet and contemporary jewellery

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„Czech jewellery sparkles with colourful glamour,“ wrote The Korea Times about the Czech jewellery exhibition at World Jewellery Museum. The classic Czech garnet gem is presented together with art works of five contemporary jewellers –… more ►

DAEGU – two Czech photographers at prestiguos international exhibition

14th International Exhibition for Young Photographers held at the margins of the biggest Far Eastern photo event, Daegu Photo Biennale 2010, presents also works by two young Czechwomen photographers. Curator Walter Bergmoser has selected and… more ►

SEOUL - Czech medal awarded to outgoing EU Ambassador

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Outgoing European Union Ambassador Brian McDonald is the latest recipient of Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ medal for promoting Czech-Korean ties. On this occasion, Ambassador of the Czech Republic Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr. organized a small… more ►

SEOUL – Franz Kafka and Prague exhibition at Czech Info Center

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An exhibition showing the connection between one of the most famous Prague residents – writer Franz Kafka – and the city he lived in, is now open at Czech Info Center up to the end of November 2010. more ►

SEOUL – YONGIN – Czech writer Arnošt Lustig on a Korean visit

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Famous Czech writer, Mr. Arnošt Lustig, has visitted the Republic of Korea for the first time to promote his first translation into Korean and open the exhibition Franz Kafka and Prague. more ►

YEONGWOL – Czech books are making Korean orphans happy

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Volunteers from Czech non-profit organization Inex-Sda help also in the Republic of Korea – lately in a foster home in Gangwon province. In order to learn more about the Czech Republic, Embassy of the Czech Republic donated books by Czech… more ►

YEONGWOL – photographic exhibition „The Innocents“ by Liba Taylor

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Well-known Czech-born London-based photographer Liba Taylor presents the selection of her works made in many countries of Africa while on assignments for various British and US NGOs UNHCR and other UN bodies. more ►

SEOUL – Bedřich Smetana´s masterpiece „Má vlast“ on Korean stage

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The complete version of Má vlast - probably the most emblematic Czech classical masterpiece - by Bedřich Smetana was performed by Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2010. more ►

SEOUL – images of Czech photographer Jiří Turek at a new show

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More than twenty photographs by Czech photographer Jiří Turek are at show in Gallery Lou in Seoul during July 2010. more ►

SEOUL – Prague State Opera soloists at Korean Opera Festival

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The cooperation between Prague´s State Opera and Beseto Opera of Seoul resulted in the fourth visit of the best Czech opera soloists at the 1st Korean Opera Festival held in Seoul in June and July 2010. more ►

PRAGUE – special Korean issue of Czech magazine on foreign policy

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Leading Czech-language magazine on foreign policy and international relations has issued a special edition covering the Korean history and politics. more ►

SEOUL etc. – string of celebrations of 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations

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From March to May, 2010, the Embassy of the Czech Republic coorganized a series of cultural and promotional events to mark the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relations with the Republic of Korea. more ►

SEOUL – joint exhibition of Czech and Korean designers

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A joint exhibition of Korean branding designer Shin Jiwon of Firefly Branding, based in Prague, and Czech glass designer Rony Plesl has been opened at Czech Info Center in Seoul. more ►

DAEGU – three Czech photographic exhibitions at Kyungbook University

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Kyungbook National University Art Museum and the Embassy of the Czech Republic hold the photographic exhibition of the best photos from Czech Press Photo competition as well as the exhibition of the leading Czech fashion and glamour photographer… more ►

SEOUL - Meet Europe in Seoul festival

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Four cultural institutes from Britain, France, Germany and Italy - and Czech Info Center are organizing a cultural festival "Meet Europe in Seoul" on May 24-29, 2010. more ►

SEOUL – Czech exhibition at Sungkyunkwan University

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On Thursday May 6, 2010 a Czech exhibition was opened at the Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. more ►

GIMHAE – Walking in Prague festival at Inje University

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Two weeks long festival Walking in Prague took place at Kim Haksu Memorial Museum of Inje University, Gimhae in the second half of April 2010. more ►

SEOUL – former Czech President Václav Havel´s play translated into Korean

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Latest drama „Leaving“ by former Czech and Czechoslovak president and a renowned dramatist Václav Havel has been published in Korean translation. The official launch took part in conjuction with its Korean premiere staged with its original Czech… more ►

SEOUL – exhibition Story of Czech-Korean contacts

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Photographic exhibition on the long history of Czech-Korean contacts which started already in the 19th century was opened in Czech Info Center in Seoul. The main guest of the evening was the first post-communist foreign minister of… more ►

SEOUL – Czech special envoy marked the 20th anniversary of the diplomatic relations

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Former foreign minister of Czechoslovakia and now head of the Czech Senate´s Committee on Foreign and Security Policy Jiří Dienstbier visited the Republic of Korea in his capacity as special envoy of the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs to mark… more ►

PRAGUE – Days of Seoul promoted cooperation between capitals

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Czech capital Prague has already established very good working relationship with Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. Exchanges in a field of culture are the most visible signs of such cooperation. more ►

SEOUL – Czech-Korean science fiction encounter

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Some twenty leading Korean science fiction personalities had a chance to learn a bit more about Czech science fiction by watching the most well-known Czech genre film „Ikarie XB-1“ of 1963 and meeting popular science fiction writer Ondřej Neff. more ►

SEOUL ― Deal reached under local Czech EU Presidency to help European cultural promotion

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Four EU-member countries´ cultural institutes and local Czech EU Presidency in Seoul have agreed to further promote cultural cooperation and promotion between Europe and the Republic of Korea by setting up a joint cultural platform EUNIC Seoul. more ►

JEJU – Culture & Travel EXPO: Travel Fair

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Within the summit of ASEAN-Republic of Korea on the island of Jeju, a travel fair was held in the World Cup Stadium on 29 May – 1 June 2009. This event was backed by the Korea Tourism Association. The Czech Republic – popular destination of… more ►

PRAGUE – Declaration by EU Presidency on DPRK´s nuclear test

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The Czech Republic which is now presiding the 27-strong European Union issued the declaration on behalf of the European Union on the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea more ►

PRAGUE / HANOI - Statement by Czech Foreign Minister on DPRK nuclear test

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Mr. Jan Kohout while taking part in ASEM Foreign Ministers´ meeting in Hanoi issued a statement on DPRK nuclear test. more ►

SEOUL – EU-Republic of Korea Summit during the Czech EU Presidency

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The first free-standing EU-Republic of Korea summit, which should have been initially held in autumn 2008, finally took place under the Czech EU Presidency on 23 May 2009 in Seoul. more ►

SEOUL – Czech music at the largest open-air stage in Seoul

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Official opening of the largest and most modern open-air stage in the Neung-dong Forest in Seoul was accompanied by three concerts of Czech classical and modern music performed by Czech and Korean artists. The Mayor of Seoul as well as number of… more ►

PRAGUE – Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea visited the Czech Republic

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A visit of RoK Prime Minister to the Czech Republic was realized on April 20-22, 2009. This was only the second visit on this level during the whole history of bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic. more ►

PRAGUE ― Czech-Korean Agreement on Economic Co-operation Signed

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The Agreement on Economic Co-operation between the Republic of Korea and the Czech Republic was signed at the margins of the visit of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Seung-soo in Prague. more ►

PRAGUE – Declaration by EU Presidency on DPRK´s withdrawal from 6PT

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The Czech Republic which is now presiding the 27-strong European Union issued the declaration on behalf of the European Union on the withdrawal by the government of the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea from the Six-Party Talks. more ►

PRAGUE – Declaration by the EU Presidency on the rocket launch by DPRK

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The Czech Republic which is now presiding the 27-strong European Union issued the declaration on behalf of the European Union on the „experimental communication satelite“ launch by the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea. more ►

PRAGUE – US President Barack Obama´s speech in the Czech capital

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The president of the United States of America Barack Obama has delivered a speech for tens of thousands of Czech and international visitors in the Czech Republic´s capital Prague on April 5, 2009. Before taking part in US-European Union summit… more ►

PRAGUE – Deputy speaker of the National Assembly visited Prague

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Deputy speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea visited Prague on March 19, 2009. His visit is a follow-up to numerous previous contacts between the members of parliaments of the Czech Republic and the Republic of Korea. more ►

SEOUL – Korean winners of Lidice children´s international art competition

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South Korean children are taking part in Lidice International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts for almost a decade now, and every year a few of them are being awarded diplomas and other awards by Czech jurors. more ►

SEOUL – Literary exhibition dedicated to Karel Čapek and Jaroslav Seifert

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On February 17, 2009 Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea, H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr. opened a double exhibition dedicated to life and work of Czech writers Karel Čapek and Jaroslav Seifert. more ►

SEOUL – Artworks by winners of Jindřich Chalupecký Award first shown in Asia

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Thanks to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the Republic of Korea and to trustee Jiří Ptáček, recent artworks by 9 winners of well-known Czech art competition Chalupecký Award for artists until the age of 35 were first shown at Seoul National… more ►

SEOUL – Lunch to mark the start of local Czech EU Presidency

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As in almost 90 countries all over the world from Albania to Zimbabwe, where the Czech Republic has its resident diplomatic missions, Czech embassies have started their six-months-long local European Union Presidency on January 1, 2009. A lunch… more ►

SEOUL – Czech Republic starts its Presidency of the European Union

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For the first six months of 2009 the rotating European Union Presidency has been taken over by the Czech Republic. It is her first such venture, as the Czech Republic became the full-fledge member of now 27-strong club of European countries only… more ►

SEOUL – National Day of the Czech Republic celebration

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More than two hundred guests accepted the invitation of Ambassador of the Czech Republic to take part in a reception on the occasion of the Czech National Day on 28, October 2008. more ►

YONGIN – Two decades of bohemistics in the Republic of Korea

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The only Dept. of Czech & Slovak studies in the Republic of Korea organised the first international conference for its colleagues from the Far East countries – China, Mongolia, and Japan. more ►

SEOUL – Ambassador presents his letters of credence

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New Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr. Jaroslav Olša, jr. has presented his letters of credence to President of the Republic of Korea H.E. Mr. Lee Myung-bak. more ►