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1/2003 content:

A Year of Elections an evaluation of the political climate in 2002, Forum 2000 last year, Vaclav Havel and the Forum 2000 Foundation began the Bridging Global Gaps? project, Town and Country the relations between urban and rural communities and their inhabitants, A Slippery Board the long tradition and enormous popularity of skiing in the Czech Republic, Inhabitants of the Czech Lands and the New World the history of Czech missions and missionaries and their travels in
Latin America, The Benedictine Order in Bohemia and Moravia the activities of Western Christianity s oldest monastic order in the heart of Europe, Josef Koudelka a portrait of one of the most important photographers in the world today, Mosaic news and information from the Czech Republic from late 2002 and early 2003, Jindrich Vavra Gema Art presents the work of the outstanding artist Jindrich Vavra, who died tragically two years ago

2/2003 content:

The Story of Vaclav Klaus a portrait of the Czech Republic s new President, Food and Drink will the Czech food-processing industry survive in the EU?, Every Czech s a Big Eater? traditions and trends in Czech cooking, Wine from a Moonscape after many years, vineyards have returned to the slopes around Most, The Monastery Our Lady of Novy Dvur? the story of a British-Czech project, The Czech Pub the past, present and future of pubs in the Czech lands, The Tradition of Czech
Porcelain one of the industries that Czechs have made their own, Barrandov Takes the World by Storm a portrait of the largest domestic film studio, Mosaic news and information from the Czech Republic from late 2002 and early 2003, The Budejovice-Linz Horse-Drawn Railway remembrances of a unique project that was once carried out in southern Bohemia, An Enlightened Cook a portrait of Magdalena Dobromila Rettigova, author of a legendary Czech cookbook

3/2003 content:

From Flint to Travertine a survey of the traditions of stonework and sculpture in the Czech lands, Metal and Fire Czech smiths have always been first-rate craftsmen, Bohemian Garnets: The Family Jewel the classic Czech gemstone and its use in jewellery, The Fountains of Prague the story of these architectonic masterpieces, The Prague Zoo what s happening at the zoo and how has it recovered from last year s floods?, All Hail Stone!
the stoneworking school in Horice will soon celebrate its 120th anniversary, The Artist and Thinker Frantisek Drtikol one of the leading figures in Czech art and photography, Obsession the Czech-American Meda Mladek has created the Kampa Museum, Mosaic news and information from the Czech Republic from late 2002 and early 2003, The Tabor-Bechyne Railway the first electrified railway in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

4/2003 content:

A Nation of Engineers Czechs have long been known for their high levels of craftsmanship, An Automobile Superpower Skoda Auto controls almost twenty percent of the market in Central and Eastern Europe, Motorcycles two-wheeled vehicles have been built here since the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Miraculous Water how to manage this most fundamental of resources and how to renew polluted areas, Jan Anderle an innovator in the design of motorcycles and so much more, Housing
Estates Czech architecture s sore point. Can they be more liveable?, My House, My Castle living in a castle or chateau is not always a bed of clover, Lenka Reinerova a portrait of this Czech author who writes in German, Mosaic news and information from the Czech Republic, Graffiti: Art or Crime should the Czech state punish or glorify these young street artists?, Hana Zejdova this Czech pilot is getting ready to circle the globe in a glider

5/2003 content:

Czechs and Slovaks: Ten Years On a commentary on the tenth anniversary of the break-up of Czechoslovakia, Better Living through Drugs Czech medicines help people all around the world, Great Figures in Czech Medicine the contributions of Czechs to the most important of scientific disciplines, Back to Life: Czech Rehabilitation Centres traditional methods of rehabilitation and their use in Czech clinics, Czech wood cameras a group of six men who
don´t want to give up their wood cameras , One World a festival concerned with what we need to know, Jan Lukas the photographer of key moments in the history of the Czech people, Zdenek Burian prehistory s painter, Mosaic news and information from the Czech Republic, The Information Society presenting the Ministry of Informatics of the Czech Republic, Tokens a forgotten rarity

6/2003 content:

A Tourist Paradise even a small country offers great opportunities for tourism, Tourist Industry Fairs the tourist industry as a new phenomenon in the Czech Republic, Adoption from Afar how to adopt a child from India or Uganda, Audabiac a unique project for helping kids from children s homes, Two Stubborn´ Artists Jaroslav Rona and Zdenek Lhotsky, two unusual Czech artists, The Tenth
Grand Prix the state of contemporary Czech architecture, Ladislav Sutnar, Renaissance Man a pioneer of information and visual design, Mosaic interesting events in the Czech Republic, SOS Children´s Villages a third SOS village opens in the Czech Republic, Amnesty International in the Czech Republic the "Children and their Rights" Festival

SPECIAL/2003 content:

The Region of Karlovy Vary , The Region of Plzen , The Region of Usti nad Labem , The Region of South Bohemia , The Region of Central Bohemia , The Region of Prague , The Region of Liberec , The Region of Hradec
Kralove , The Region of Pardubice , The Region of Vysocina , The Region of South Moravia , The Region of Olomouc , The Region of Moravia-Silesia , The Region of Zlin

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Welcome to The Heart of Europe

Welcome to the Heart of Europe is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the Czech Republic published by THEO Publishing in cooperation with the Press Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It was launched in 1994 and is distributed to Czech embassies and consulates abroad, missions and Czech information and cultural centres as well as to passengers on Czech Airlines flights.

It appears in five languages: English, German, Spanish, French and Russian.

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A Japanese edition of the review Welcome to the Heart of Europe!
In late 2004, we published a special issue of the review devoted entirely to Czech music. This issue has now been translated into Japanese, making it the first-ever Japanese language edition of our magazine.

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