Compact archive May 15, 2008

The New Slavia Stadium Eden Opened

The new era of Slavia Prague at the new stadium in Eden started. Their fans have entered the world of luxury and comfort. For this, the opening of the new Slavia stadium is one of the biggest events of this year.

The Stadium grown up in 19 months, the costs were reputedly 40 mil €. The luxury, which was until now provided only for hockey fans in O2 Arena, is finally possible for football fans too.

If the fans of Slavia spend last years going to impersonal Strahov, this is a similar change like to change a Skoda Favorit from 1990 for a shiny limousine. The Slavia stadium of ‘English’ style is unique in the CR by its philosophy. Openness and Friendliness.

Prague of Many Faces – Photographs exhibition at Prague Castle

Retrospective of photographer Jiri Vsetecka introduces Prague in its various forms. Dreamy corners of Prague, romantic city shades, people and their life, but also positive moments of our metropolis are the main theme of the large-scale photographs of Jiri Vsetecka. The Exhibition called Prazsky ChodecPrague Walker is Placed in Terezian Wing of the Old Royal Palace of the Prague Castle

Jiri Vsetecka is one of the most famous Prague photographers, now having his 70th birthday celebrates, balances his walks with an objective. His walks started in 1958. The beauty of his pictures lies in the unusual atmosphere, which gives to the photographed places some kind of sleepy, dreamy atmosphere.

The photographer himself admits, he likes Prague the most, when the day turns in the night, when the city is in the special light.. Bridges, houses and persons are surrounded by a dreamy mist, which emphasizes its charm and also softens stone contours.

The exhibition lasts until 31st August 2008. If you go to Prague for just a weekend, this is exactly the kind of exhibition you shouldn’t miss.


Jizni Mesto of Prague Street Art Festival

The Death with the Devil, five metres tall, will walk the streets of Prague Jizni Mesto this Friday and Saturday. The giant puppet parade, called Echt Street Puppets will be a part of the Street for Art festival, which live 16th and 17th May whole buildings, areas and athmosphere of the biggest neighbourhood in the Republic.

What will be presented? “Stret art, from parades through screening movies on wall of houses to illegal grafitti.” The organizer Jiri Sulzenko stated. The festival will have theatre performances and various workshops of things like juggling or beatbox.

Prague Street Art Festival NOT in the centre: Jizni Mesto, 16th May – 17th May


Czechs being checked a little too much for Schengen Space in Germany

More and more Czech citizens complain, the police checks by the Czech-German border, which should be random, aren’t random at all. When the Czech Republic entered the Schengen Space, borders were officially abandoned. But now, there are reported quite numerous routine check a few kilometres inland Germany, focused on cars with the Czech sign. The Germans explain it they want to stop criminality from rising.

The increased frequency of checks are regarded useless by the Minster of Interior Ivan Langer, who wants to solve the problem. But the alleged discrimination of Czech Citizens has been already reacted to by the Czech Foreign Ministry. They sent some particular complaints and wait for the answer.


Radar will be traded for prior protection of CR

The radar base treaty gives the country greater safety policy compared to the other EU states. This could be read in the Prague-Washington agreement. The USA will protect the CR in preference, if it will be threatened by an attack, that is written in the very introductory article of the contract that waits for approval.

According to the ministry of foreign affairs the radar agreement could become another pillar, on which the safety of the country stands on. The most important is, of course, our NATO membership. “We can gain better safety, than most of the other European countries.” Smigolova stated.

Similar safety guarantees has in Europe only Denmark and Britain. Prague would have the possibility of programming the anti-rocket defense from the US radar, so the Czech Republic will be always defended by the anti-missiles. Whether or not the contract will be signed in this form is still being negotiated.

Source: MF