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1/2004 content:

The Drama of Twentieth Century Czech History - from independence in 1918 to accession to the EU in 2004, T. G. M. - who was the philosopher and politician known as the President Liberator?, With Jan Masaryk to the EU - the politician Jan Masaryk: a son following in his father's footsteps, Charlotta Kotik - a portrait of this important Czech art historian and curator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in , Camellias - how did this flowering plant from the Far East get its
name?, Successful Young Czech Architects - what are these successful, young architects working on?, A Golden Age - how is Czech alternative theatre doing?, Emigré-Benjamin Kuras - a portrait of this Czech political scientist and author living in Great Britain, Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, The Tapestry Studios - a unique collection containing hundreds of tapestries in Jindrichuv Hradec

2/2004 content:

Many call, few serve - the diversity and atmosphere of the Czech political scene, Exports to the European Market - what do Czechs export and who's been successful in European markets, The Academy of Sciences - an institution with a rich history and a promising future, Take and Give - a portrait of Jaroslav Skala, a founder of alcohol treatment facilities, The Targets of Prague's Sharpshooters - a look at this unique
collection of targets, Easter - a holiday with a thousand-year tradition, The World through Roma Eyes - the view provided by the collections of the Museum of Roma Culture, An Émigré's Story: Miroslava Lhotska - a prominent Czech doctor living in Canada, Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, The Kralice Bible - a monumental work from the small town of Kralice

3/2004 content:

To Be a Citizen - NGOs in the Czech Republic, On Radio's Waves - for 80 years we've had Czech Radio with us, Television Yesterday and Today - more than half a century of broadcasting from Prague, Space - our contributions to space research, Music Marathon - countries joining the EU joined together in a unique project, Jiri Grusa - president of the
International PEN Club, Once upon a time... Nemcova and Erben, the great national tellers of fairy tales, Bedrich Grünzweig - a photographer of New York (and much more), Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, The Rimov Pilgrimage Site - a Marian pilgrimage site in the beautiful countryside along the Malse River

4/2004 content:

European Elections - winners and losers in the elections to the EU Parliament, Black Gold - the pride of socialism - but what about coal mining today?, Freedom and Imagination - the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and its three faculties, Elsinore in Prague - the Summer Shakespeare Festivities in the exclusive setting of Prague Castle, Photo Workshop - images of Ostrava's mines and factories, Historic Ostrava
- can this unique urban complex in northeastern Moravia be saved?, There's Only One Kind of Music - Tara Fuki, Svihadlo, Strahov System - new names in Czech music, Ivana and Jan Benda - Emigrants - two Czech architects now working in China, Mosaic - interesting people and events in the Czech Republic, A Healthy MindÉ - the mined-out countryside near Most transformed into a sports paradise

5/2004 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

6/2004 content:

2004: No Great Drama, No Comedy – look back at the past year’s events, Ships on Europe’s Roof – shipping goods on the country’s rivers has a glorious past but will it survive into the future?, Sailing for Landlubbers – the adventurous souls who have set out from this landlocked country to sails the high seas, Fire! – today, firefighters worry about much more than fires, Hunting with Hounds – a tradition that is being renewed
in Bohemia, The Conservatory at Lednice – an architectural monument at the Lednice chateau, A Demonstration of Joy – this year there’s been a festival for everyone, Josef Horny, Émigré – an architect who designs homes in harmony with nature, Mosaic – news and information from the Czech Republic, Slavin – the final resting place for the nation’s great men and women

SPECIAL/2004 content:

The Art of Music I – there’s been music in the lands of the Hercynian Forest since time immemorial, The Art of Music II – the "Teacher of the Nation" Jan Amos Komensky, Bedrich Smetana – his symphonic poem My Country is a national treasure, Antonin Dvorak – the tones of his "Symphony from the New World" have been heard on the Moon, Leos Janacek – the composer of the opera
Jenufa, which celebrates Moravian folklore, Bohuslav Martinu – a citizen of the world – as a composer and as a man – who continued in the best tradition of Czech composers, Integrity – the best of philosophies, Orchestras – portraits of prominent Czech musical ensembles, Music Festivals – a list of the major music festivals held annually in the Czech Republic

SPECIAL/2004 content:

Prosperity, Progress and Justice - Vladimir Spidla on the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, The Long Road to Europe - everything that had to be done in order to join the European Union, Industrial Transformation: 1918-2004 - from the shoes of Bata and locomotives to Skoda automobiles, Education - The Cornerstone of Life - Educational opportunities in the Czech Republic, The Czech Republic from the Air - a gallery of aerial photographs, The Jiri Orten
Grammar School - an outstanding Czech secondary school, Catching on in the Czech Republic - how three foreigners have found a new artistic home in the Czech Republic, All Ahead to EURO 2004 - Czechs are one of the favourites at the upcoming European football championship, Mosaic - news and information from the Czech Republic, Becov and St Maur - the most important historical artefacts in the Czech Republic outside of the crown jewels

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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.

For more information about the review please contact us by e-mail.

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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