Czech Republic

Country Czech Republic
Capital Prague
Continent Europe
Currency Czech koruna(CZK)
Languages Czech, Slovak, German, Polish, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Romani, Russian, Rusyn, Serbian, Ukrainian & Vietnamese

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Following the First World War, the closely related Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, the new country's leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Sudeten Germans and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). After World War II, a truncated Czechoslovakia fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize Communist party rule and create "socialism with a human face." Anti-Soviet demonstrations the following year ushered in a period of harsh repression. With the collapse of Soviet authority in 1989, Czechoslovakia regained its freedom through a peaceful "Velvet Revolution." On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

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Czech Republic and Saxony seek joint UNESCO nomination - Radio Prague

Czech Republic and Saxony seek joint UNESCO nomination
Radio Prague
The Czech Republic and Saxony will repeatedly submit their nomination of the mining region of Krunohor/Erzgebirge for UNESCO World Heritage Site listing. The joint nomination will be signed on Monday by Czech culture minister Daniel Herman and Saxony ...



Skiing in the Czech Republic - Times of Malta - Times of Malta

Times of Malta

Skiing in the Czech Republic - Times of Malta
Times of Malta
The Czech Republic is probably better known for its garden gnomes than its ski resorts. It produces thousands of ornamental plastic gnomes every year. But only has a few ski resorts catering for quite a bit of snow. More often than not moderately ...
Association helps promote Vietnam-Czech friendship | Vietnam+ ...http://en.vietnamplus.vn/ (press release)

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The Wizards' Czech Republic Basketball Experiment - Hashtag Basketball

Hashtag Basketball

The Wizards' Czech Republic Basketball Experiment
Hashtag Basketball
The District of Columbia's cosmopolitan downtown vibe seems to attract Czech Republic basketball stars. Ernie Grunfeld has selected two players from the Czech Republic during his tenure as the Washington Wizards' general manager (2003-present). This is ...

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EU takes Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic to court over migrant quotas - Financial Times

Financial Times

EU takes Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic to court over migrant quotas
Financial Times
The European Commission escalated its legal action against the governments of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for their failure to take in refugees during the continent's worst migration crisis since the second world war. The three member states ...
EU takes Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic to court over failure to meet refugee quotasSky News
EU chiefs refer Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic to ECJ over migrant quotasExpress.co.uk
EU to refer Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland to Court of Justice over refugeesJURIST
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Czech Republic Wants to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, 'Truly Happy' With Trump's Declaration - Haaretz

Haaretz

Czech Republic Wants to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, 'Truly Happy' With Trump's Declaration
Haaretz
The Czech Republic said Thursday evening that it supported U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on Wednesday that his country unilaterally recognizes Jerusalem to be the Israeli capital. President of the Czech Republic Milo Zeman stated that now ...
Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants - paperReuters.com
Czech Republic, Hungary, Consider Moving Embassies to ...The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
Czech Republic denies embassy transfer to Jerusalem, confirms commitment to EU policyWAFA - Palestine News Agency
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Czech Republic reach play-offs for PyeongChang - Curling - Eurosport - Eurosport.com

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Czech Republic reach play-offs for PyeongChang - Curling - Eurosport
Eurosport.com
Jiri Snitil's dreams of skipping his rink at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics moved one step closer after the Czech Republic booked their spot in the Qualification Event play-offs.
Italy and Denmark book final curling places at Pyeongchang 2018Insidethegames.biz
Danish men, women, Italian men earn Olympic curling berthsYahoo Sports
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The Czech Republic follows Trump's lead and recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital - Business Insider

Business Insider

The Czech Republic follows Trump's lead and recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Business Insider
The Czech Republic on Wednesday followed US President Donald Trump's lead. In a statement on its Foreign Ministry's web site, it said, The Czech Republic currently, before the peace between Israel and Palestine is signed, recognizes Jerusalem to be in ...
EU's anti-Israel stance on Jerusalem is 'cowardice,' Czech president saysThe Jerusalem Post
Czech Republic follows Trump, recognizes JerusalemArutz Sheva
Czech Republic recognizes pre-1967 Jerusalem as capital of IsraelThe Times of Israel
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Czech Republic increases foreign deployments - IHS Jane's 360

Czech Republic increases foreign deployments
IHS Jane's 360
The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to seek parliamentary approval in January 2018 to deploy an additional 45 Army of the Czech Republic (ACR) personnel to Iraq by June. The pro-NATO outgoing defence minister, Martin Stropnicky, whose Action of ...



Andrej Babi sworn in as Czech PM with pledge to crack down on migration - The Guardian

The Guardian

Andrej Babi sworn in as Czech PM with pledge to crack down on migration
The Guardian
The Czech Republic's second richest man, Andrej Babi, has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister, pledging a fight against people smugglers whom he blamed for the numbers of illegal migrants going to Europe. The party of Babi, called ...
Andrej Babi named prime minister of Czech RepublicRadio Prague

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Czech Republic: CT opts for a national final; artist reveal on 8 January [UPD] - esctoday.com

EuroVisionary

Czech Republic: CT opts for a national final; artist reveal on 8 January [UPD]
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CT, the Czech national broadcaster has confirmed today that it will be opting for a national final in order to select its Eurovision 2018 entry and act for Lisbon. The Czech Republic will be having a national final after 10 years. The central European ...
Czech Republic switch to National Selection for 2018 who is taking part?EuroVisionary

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