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Czech Republic–Denmark relations

Czech-Danish relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Czech Republic

Denmark

Czech Republic

Czech Republic–Denmark relations refers to the current and historical relations between Czech Republic and Denmark. Czech Republic has an embassy in Copenhagen.[1] Denmark has an embassy in Prague.[2] Diplomatic relations were established on 1 January 1993.[3] Relations between the Czech Republic and Denmark are described as "good".[4] Both countries are full members of NATO and of the European Union.

Contents

  • Relations with Czechoslovakia 1
  • Trade and Investment 2
  • High level visits 3
  • Tycho Brahe 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Relations with Czechoslovakia

Diplomatic relations were established on 21 June 1929.[5] A cultural and scientific cooperation was signed in Prague in 1968.[6] In the 1970s trade between both countries reached 400 million Czechoslovak korunas per year.[7]

In 1946, after World War II, Copenhagen Airport celebrated a welcome to the first aircraft on the route from Prague to Copenhagen. The Czech flag hang on a pole in the airport.[8]

Trade and Investment

Danish exports amounted 4 million DKK, and imports amounted 4 million DKK in 2009.[9]

Danish investment in Czech Republic were 10 billion DKK. Danish companies have invested in the Czech Republic. The investments has strengthen the bilateral friendship between the Czech Republic and Denmark.[10] Lego, A. P. Moller-Maersk Group and Bang & Olufsen are some of the Danish companies that have investments in Czech Republic.[10]

High level visits

In 1994, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark visited Czech Republic, and in 2006 the Czech president Václav Klaus visited Copenhagen.[3]

Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe was a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Coming from Scania, then part of Denmark, now part of modern-day Sweden, Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist. He died in Prague.

Recent investigations have suggested that Tycho did not die from urinary problems but instead from mercury poisoning—extremely toxic levels of it have been found in hairs from his moustache. The results were, however, not conclusive. Prague City Hall approved a request by Danish scientists to exhume the remains in February 2010, and a team of Czech and Danish scientists from Aarhus University arrived in November 2010, to take bone, hair and clothing samples for analysis.[11][12][13]

References

  1. ^ Czech embassy in Copenhagen
  2. ^ Danish embassy in Prague
  3. ^ a b Diplomatic relations between Czech Republic and Denmark Czech embassy in Denmark (Czech)
  4. ^ The New ambassador in Prague: Ole Moesby
  5. ^ Treaty between Denmark and Czechoslovakia
  6. ^ East-West Contacts (A Monthly Survey)Open Society Archives
  7. ^ Czechoslovak life
  8. ^ 60 výročí navázání leteckého spojení mezi Prahou a Kodaní anniversary of the establishment of air links between Prague and Copenhagen (Czech)
  9. ^ Economic relations
  10. ^ a b Danish investments in Czech Republic (Danish)
  11. ^ "Tycho Brahe to be exhumed".  
  12. ^ "Digging up Brahe". The Prague Post. May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 27, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The opening of Tycho Brahe's tomb". Aarhus University (Faculty of Humanities). October 21, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 

External links

  • "Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe exhumed to solve mystery".  
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