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Release of the second Moroccan satellite...

A year after the release of its first MOHAMMED VI-A satellite, Morocco launched a second satellite from the Guyana Space Center on 20/20 November 2018. This will make Morocco one of the few countries in Africa to have a set of satellites for...

Ambassador King Presents Centennial Awards...

The U.S. Embassy announced the winners of its Centennial Awards during a special Centennial celebration held in the Ambassador’s residence. The three Centennial Awards honor Czech citizens who have made significant contributions to the U.S...

Innovation: It all begins with intention

In mid-October 2018, I was part of an informal delegation of Czech female entrepreneurs, managers and investors to Israel. Our mission was simple – peep inside the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship of a country that has been...

The real threat to financial advisers

The demise of financial advisers has been predicted so many times that we have become accustomed to people crying wolf. That said, it is important to remember that eventually there was a wolf and there is a danger ignoring these warnings...

South-South cooperation has no alternative

The United Nations has declared Sept. 12 the International Day for South-South Cooperation. This year’s celebration marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for technical cooperation among developing...

“Special consultative status UN” granted to...

The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) received a “special consultative status UN” within the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN), the third most important body within the UN system...

Future Port Prague 2018

This year's Future Port Prague will open the question of ethics in the field of artificial intelligence, among other topics, and ask how to define the relationships between humans and machines.

Directors of  IFIMES received international...

Directors of the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović and Bakhatyar Aljaf received a prestigious international award “Mostar peace connection 2018” at the event organized by the...

Crisis in Europe?

Europe is going through a very serious crisis and so is the EU financial services industry. To focus on some basic indicators, the world today is made up of a homogenous block of four dominant countries (the US, Russia, India and China)...

The Dutch role model of change

How true leadership in regards of climate change may give outstanding impact to the Asian world The Netherlands and Indonesia share a special relationship as they were connected for centuries in times of colonialism, separated after the...

Latest EU Business News

Did you know that? New Energy Union governance deal reached Representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the governance of the Energy Union at the end of June. Member...

What sort of summer for intermediaries and...

And now comes the time for holidays for most citizens in Europe, but also time for everyone in their offices to have a couple of quieter weeks, dedicating their work to more fundamental tasks like reviewing their processes or closing late files...

Who are the ‘Willing’ in Central Europe –...

The idea of an “axis of the willing against illegal migration” between Italy, Germany and Austria has been proposed by Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s right populist leader. He spoke about it with German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, a Bavarian...

The spirits of Macedonia are spreading...

The Republic of Macedonia held parliamentary election on 11 December 2016. The new government was appointed on 31 May 2017. The parliamentary election was the result of the Pržino Agreement from June 2015 when following long and difficult...

Did we become hostages to ever-increasing...

According to most common sources, Stockholm syndrome is a type of psychological bond between hostage and their hijacker, when the former develops emotional ties to a person that beats, abuses or generally hurts him or her. Plainly sad, it is...

Planet Junk

Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe? –Robert J. Burrowes Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I don’t know. But it’s a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain...

CHILL OUT SUMMER at Chateau Mcely

#ChooseLoveEveryDay Celebrate the cosmic energy of love, harmony, and summer relaxation! Afternoon lounging in the park with uplifting music Daily cocktail hour – “Thanks for Another Beautiful Day” DJ Lumiere Outdoor cinema Breathtaking sunsets...

Japanese inspiration for your event

Top Hotel Prague has an exceptional background for congresses and a very pleasant atmosphere. An interesting opportunity for corporate and private events is the Japanese Garden, which is attractive for tourists and evokes a sense of peace...

Global Female Leaders 2018 is coming!

Join this must-attend international networking event, be part and take the chance to look beyond your area of expertise for new inspirations, you will gain fresh perspectives and explore new opportunities for personal and collective growth.

The Secrets to Running – Not Just...

Browse the internets, and you’ll find a ton of advice on how to start your own consulting firm. Site after site will tell you how easy it is to go it alone, leave your job, and fulfill your dreams.

Arab Summit Unanimously Supports...

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita announced, Sunday, that the 29th Arab Summit, held in the Saudi city of Dhahran, Unanimously affirmed its support for Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup...

Building bridges for a united future Press...

The European Union is currently experiencing a critical phase, marked by new populism and growing divergences between Member States. The geopolitical situation, a slow economic recovery in some parts of Europe and a stalled process of...

How does “small talk” influence...

In many cultures “small talk” is perceived as the first step to establish a successful and long-lasting cooperation. “small talk”, “lo small talk”, “le small talk” or “светская беседа”...

Driving Tomorrow – Self-Driving Cars...

“The highly intriguing theory – supported by the extensive geological evidences including the bacteriological analysis of deep-laying hydrocarbons – about the abiotic nature of oil and its practically infinite recreation in...

5 Social Media Skills Every Entrepreneur...

Social media platforms are very important tools for any successful entrepreneurial effort. Given that there are 3 billion social media users around the world, it’s clear that these networks can help you promote your business, get in touch...

The value of advice – and the cost of...

There have been numerous studies over the years that have shown the value of good quality financial advice – not least, the fact that clients that receive it are, in general, significantly better off in retirement and much more...

The Best Places to Travel in April

Beat the summer heat (and the crowds) by vacationing during the pinnacle of spring. As temperatures start to warm up, it’s time to plan a trip that takes full advantage of the great outdoors. Right before peak summer crowds flood favorite...

How much do we pay for over-regulation?

Over-regulation of financial services in the European Union is a well-recognised fact, even among the bureaucracy in Brussels. The key feature of all those MiFIDs, IDDs or GDPRs, however, is not its devastating effect on the (small and medium...

20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly...

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing on a private island, there are many quality luxury trips that are also...

5 Signs You Need to Change Your Job

Have you been at your job for longer than you ever imagined? Most people with long careers have changed several jobs, moving up the ladder and sideways, chasing their dream position, office or team. You spend a third or more of your day at your...

Make your presentation memorable –...

Last week we talked about adding an element of surprise to your presentation. A technique that is very effective because it helps your audience remember what you said and makes them more likely to act on your message or change their behaviour...

Why It’s Illegal to Take Photos of the...

So you’re in Paris, and of course you want to go check out the spectacular light show put on each and every night at the Eiffel Tower. As you sit under the world-famous building you think to yourself, “I should snap a photo and...

GLOBAL FEMALE LEADERS OUTLOOK (GFLO) WANTS...

Women in leadership is a rising topic. At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January, the number of attending women was up to 21 percent and all seven Co-Chairs were female, as CNBC stated. GIVE VOICE TO GLOBAL FEMALE LEADERS However...

Make your presentation memorable –...

Sounds familiar? You’ve been waiting for this opportunity for ages and finally, it’s here! They invited you to address senior management and present the innovation project your team has been working on intensively for the past 8...

Best New Hotels in the World

Every year, Travel + Leisure editors look at thousands of hotel openings and renovations around the globe with one mission in mind: what properties will truly be game changers for our readers. A great location, thoughtful design, and intuitive...

How to Make Yourself Happier Every Day

The majority of people live really fast these days, having almost no time to stop and think if they’re really happy or not. If you’re one of those people, then you’re at the right place. Here are four useful tips on how to...

Artificial intelligence: fad or future?

By Adam Lewis Commercial applications for artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are on the rise, but is the sector offering very real investment potential or is it still the stuff of science fiction? The recent release of the long-awaited...

Future of the Banking Industry – Not...

By Oliver Aziator If you are reading this article it means you are directly involved in the world of internet, this wonderful innovation has made it possible to connect everyone around the world directly. Through this innovation, the most...

Easter Mcely Style

Thursday, March 29 – Monday, April 2 Come relax and enjoy a traditional Easter with your family at Chateau Mcely. You can look forward to Easter customs, animals that are an essential part of spring and Easter, and a great program for...

Your Body As An Expression of Who You Are

Within a TEDx talk, Alena Huberová talks about a topic that has been on her radar for at least 15 years. “You’ve heard about non-verbal communication, of course, everyone has! The question is, how much are you aware of your own non...

Climate Change: Unfit for the residual heat

By Élie Bellevrat and Kira West Industrial heat makes up two-thirds of industrial energy demand and almost one-fifth of global energy consumption. It also constitutes most of the direct industrial CO2 emitted each year, as the vast majority of...

100 Things to do in Germany

If you are looking for a country which has plenty to do, then Germany is the answer! You will find many fantastic tourist attractions, and unique things and places to visit. The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has taken many years to...

Bureaucrats’ Crusade

The European Commission’s Strategy for the Western Balkans The European Commission set a target date of 2025 for some of the Balkan countries to join. However, Brussels sees only Serbia and Montenegro as actual candidates. The door...

77 Tips for Travelling with Children

Traveling with children can be a incredibly fun or incredibly stressful, depending on whether you have them under control. Tips for the Plane Don’t forget to pack wet wipes! The plane is crowded and it’s hard to keep getting up from...

How to Choose the Best Luggage, According to...

Luggage can make a big difference in your travels. The space in your luggage dictates what clothes and items you will have available during your trip. A broken handle or a bag that is too big to be a carry-on can cause inconveniences every time...

The Best Travel Destinations for Food Lovers

There’s nothing wrong with going on vacation to relax, see something new, and get away from a busy everyday life. However, there’s something special about wanting to not just see new places but also get a taste of their local...

50 Best Travel Tips from 10 Years of Travel

Are you ready for an adventure? There are so many different forms of travel: backpacking, cruises, long-term travel, etc. No two trips are the same, and each trip will provide you with unique memories and exciting adventures that you can share...

Will your pension sustain you through...

It is widely known that Europe’s ageing population is a problem for EU Member States. Quite simply, people are living longer and this impacts on the sustainability of State pension systems, referred to as the first pillar. Member States...

“Raškovka” hat from Czech...

A hat made in honour of Jiří Raška, the 1968 Olympics ski jumping champion, that is the highlight of the 2018 Winter Olympic collection, is reported to be hugely successful. With just over two weeks to go to the start of the Winter Olympics in...

The 10 Best Cities to Live in Around the...

The Australian city of Melbourne has taken first place for the world’s most livable city for the seventh year in a row as part of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report for 2017. The report gives cities around...

ASEAN Shared – the EU twin from Asia:...

Bangkok – Imagining peace is a noble concept but what does it take to achieve it? Where does peace begin? In modern day Southeast Asia, this can trace back to the 8th of August, 1967 where five foreign ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia...

TRAVELLING TIPS

This week’s travelling tips compiled by XO Private. MONTENEGRO IN STYLE You have seen them all but here comes a new one. A young ambitious country with a highly promising future for upscale holiday experiences, Montenegro is the one. It...

The 2017 World’s Best Awards

It’s a big world out there — so many destinations to visit, so many ways to get there, so many places to stay. How to choose? Answering that question is the aim of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, the annual survey where we invite you...

The Best Places to Travel in Asia in January

Consider this a list of 18 reasons you might want to kick off the year in Asia. Tourists are clearing out, flight prices are low, and the weather is warm (no sign of an Arctic freeze here). That makes Asia a perfect place to recover from an...

The Top 15 Cities in the United States

Staying close to home has its rewards — as you’ll discover in these top cities. Santa Fe, Honolulu to Nashville, American cities represent some of the world’s most thriving hubs for art, culture, music, and incredible regional cuisine. When we...

17 Secrets of the Great Wall of China

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the Great Wall of China — and the tips you need to make this dream trip happen. Like a writhing dragon’s tail, the Great Wall of China snakes its way across China’s northern border. As its name...

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world’s design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now. Travelers today are more aware than ever of all the world has to offer. It’s thrilling to be...

Czech ratification of Paris climate accord...

The Czech Republic recently ratified the Paris climate accord and became its full-fledged party on Saturday, November 4, committing to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent in 2030 as compared to 1990. The Paris climate accord...

30 Cities Where People Under 30 Want to Live...

This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com. Millennials will go to extreme lengths to live in expensive cities instead of languishing in the suburbs. Nestpick, an apartment hunting site, compiled the Millennials Cities Ranking based on...

The social value of financial education

If I consider my personal experience as a financial advisor and, more generally, the provision of investment services to citizens, I can envisage two concepts for the future of our professional activity: investor protection and financial...

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Libya has the most deadly roads in the world, according to a study from the World Health Organization (WHO). With information from 180 countries around the world, WHO determined that low-income countries have the highest rate of road traffic...

Linda Veenman is new Executive Director of...

The Netherlands-Czech Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) is pleased to introduce Linda Veenman, M.A., who became its new Executive Director on 1 November 2017. Linda was raised bilingually, by Dutch father and Czech mother, and spent most of her life...

The Top 15 City Hotels in Europe

London, Paris, Rome: our readers’ favorite urban hotels are located in some of Europe’s most iconic cities. What does it take for a European city hotel to make a serious impact —to become as much of a destination as the city itself? If the...

Investors want humans not robots

UK investors want their portfolios managed by humans rather than robots, according to Legg Mason’s 2017 Global Investment Survey. One third of UK investors polled in the survey (34%) said portfolio construction should be human-led and supported...

Europe’s Best Winter Getaways

High design and haute cuisine meet crackling fires and snow-covered vistas in these European winter destinations. Europeans have dreamt up many definitions of cozy. Denmark has hygge, a concept that evokes “coziness when relaxing with good...

Evolution and Regulatory Challenges –...

The Foundation of Independent Financial Advisors (FIFA) is a body representing Advisors and Distributors of Mutual Funds in India, commonly known as Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs). During my recent meeting with FECIF I realised the...

Experience the Chateau Mcely

Chateau Mcely, the former home of the Thurn-Taxis noble family, is situated 55 km from Prague, surrounded by the St. George Forest and an English park.

Luxury Travel Tips by XO Private

VOLCANOES SAFARIS Operating in Rwanda and Uganda, with over fifteen years in the safari business, Volcanoes Safaris is an award pioneer in eco-luxury tourism. Headed by the ‘visionary conservationist’ Parveen Momam, Volcanoes Safaris is at the...

The 35 Places That Could Become UNESCO World...

See them before everyone knows how amazing they are. Most travelers have probably encountered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in their journeys. A plaque may inform visitors of this location’s status as they enter or maybe it’s mentioned by a tour...

Luxurious Travel Tips by XO Private

Feline Fields An indulgent oasis in the heart of the Kalahari desert Many miles from human civilization, The Lodge at Feline Fields embraces the golden hues of the dry savannah, creating an authentic but indulgent oasis in the heart of the...

D.C. Blues

“Our embassy organizes approximately 150 cultural events per year.” I consider myself a New Yorker. That is where I lived for more than a decade before I moved to Prague. And as New Yorkers do, I have spent very little time in Washington, DC...

SIX VALUES TO FUTURE PROOF YOURSELF FROM...

Studies by Oxford University suggest robotics and automation will replace 47% of knowledge worker jobs over the next two decades. So if you are not planning on retiring in the next ten to twenty years, and let’s face it with average lifespan on...

Nordic Midsummer Night 2017

The event was held, with kind permission of H.E. Helena Tuuri the ambassador of Finland, at the residence of the Finnish Embassy in Prague. The event was also held under the umbrella of Suomi 100 campaign that runs the whole year and celebrates...

Europe as financial advisers see it

A long time ago, the European Union used to be a place for the production of coal and steel. Nowadays, it seems to be a global Union far more engaged than the US with our jobs and other matters. Consider: in the US no would find “passports” for...

A Symposium on “Relations between the Czech...

On May 24, OIC Ambassadors organized a Symposium about  “Relations between the Czech Republic and Muslim Countries” at Charles University in Prague. They invited Karen Armstrong, the renowned British historian of religion as a keynote speaker...

The value of advice – and the cost of being...

There have been numerous studies over the years that have shown the value of good quality financial advice – not least, the fact that clients that receive it are, in general, significantly better off in retirement and much more financially...

New workshops by ELAI

Petra Hrušková For the past five years, Petra Hrušková has been recruiting top talent for Google, one of the most attractive and innovative employers around the world. She currently works as Staffing Business Partner for EMEA (Europe, the...

David Gyori: CEO of Banking Reports

“Banks all over the world are working on adjusting to the new age of DIGITAL. But digital is complex. It is complex because it is driven by a new segment of clients – the Millennials; it is dominated by a new group of competitors – 15 000...

MeetingPlanners Russia 2016

Last week in Moscow Europe Congress organized its 4th annual event MeetingPlanners Russia entirely focused on the growing Russian outbound market and on various worldwide destinations that are ready to welcome it.

Prime Minister visits KION Stříbro

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka visited KION Stříbro and found out more about the production of fork-lifts Together with Milan Chovanec, Minister of Interior, Václav Šlajs, County Representative of the Pilsen region, Dagmar Terelmešová, Member...

Telephone conversation with Angela Merkel...

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande. The leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine and expressed concern over the increasing ceasefire...

Female Movements Are Reacting to Higher...

Representatives of project INICIO PRO ŽENY, mentoring program MINERVA 21 and movement WOMEN FOR WOMEN have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership which will help support businesswomen which are starting out in the Czech republic. 

Who’s next? Czexit, Italeave, Swexit...

Who’s next? Italeave, Czech-out, Finnish, Departugal, or maybe Oustria. Time will tell … and rumors along these lines will move asset prices. PM Sobotka – after Brexit was official – wrote online that the decision was “neither the end of the...

20th Forum 2000 Conference

Courage to Take Responsibility October 16-19, 2016, Prague and other Central European Cities The life and work of Václav Havel, an intellectual, an author, a political prisoner, a human rights defender and a president of a country, is an...

Etiquette of Airspeak

While writing so many articles we have focused on piloting skills: its building, improvement, sustainability, expansion and many more things. But we have rarely ever written about the pilot communication, its importance for safety and how young...

Putin’s Cyberwar: Russia’s Statecraft in the...

This policy paper examines Russia’s cyberwarfare with the West. It seeks to answer two questions in light of this: What are Russia’s capabilities? And what can or should the West do about them? The paper begins by defining what is meant by the...

2016 GBF Leadership Awards

Prestigious 2016 GBF Leadership Awards bestowed upon student leaders from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and London School of Economics and Political Science Student leaders from Georgetown University McDonough School of...

Vladimir Putin answers journalists’...

Vladimir Putin met with journalists and answered their questions following the Direct Line. Question: Was it not daunting to face so many serious problems and pressing questions? President of Russia Vladimir Putin: No. Question: Why do you say...