The Foreign Ministry on Friday presented its Gratias Agit awards to those who have worked to promote the good name of the Czech Republic internationally. Among the recipients this year are renowned Polish film director Agnieszka Holland, fashion designer Blanka Matragi, and WW II veteran Otto Pick. Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek presented the awards at Černín Palace. The Gratias Agit awards have been presented annually since 1997.
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