Monthly Archives: June 2005

Karel Komárek: “I need a mission in life”

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo by: David Holas One of the country’s richest people, oil tycoon Karel Komárek, Jr., granted The Prague Tribune an exclusive interview. He spoke about his business, why he doesn’t sponsor politicians, and what he’s planning for the Fischer travel agency. Your family has been in business for 12 years. Last…

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ISSUE #114

Posh housing – 12.05.2005 Luxury housing is on the rise in Prague and developer Pod Lipami recently introduced its newly-completed, atypical residential project “Na Hřebenkách XY”. The furnished apartments, from studios to two-floor penthouses worth tens of million of crowns complete with “smart home” systems, are almost sold out. Šárka Hubičková, wife of Radan Hubička,…

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Jiří Gruša : Positive fatalist

Written by: Monika Mudranincová Photo: Týden – Jan Schejbal Philosopher, poet, essayist, dissident, emigré, diplomat, director – Jiří Gruša has had a full life. Now, after years spent in diplomacy, he’s drawing on his ambassadorial experience as the director of the diplomatic Academy in Vienna, from where he also directs the international PEN club. “A…

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UP&DOWN

Written by: Monika Mudranincová PEOPLE UP Photo archiv Marek Potysz According to the CEO of Euromednet, all of the eight indebted hospitals it took over in the past three years are “in the black” today. The firm has currently 3,700 employees and provides 1,900 beds. Photo archiv Pavel Kafka The director of Czech branch of…

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Fresh air

Written by: Philippe Riboton DON’T MISUNDERSTAND ME: the fresh air I feel around us these days isn’t coming from the natural sense of leadership and great charisma which our new prime minister is actively trying to spread around like a blossoming spring flower. For God’s sake, let’s acknowledge that his enthronement provided us with a…

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