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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Special heart device saves 25000 lives in Czech Republic - Czech Happenings

Czech Happenings

Special heart device saves 25000 lives in Czech Republic
Czech Happenings
Prague - An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a small device regulating heart rhythm, has saved the lives of almost 25,000 people in the Czech Republic, Josef Kautzner, from Pragues Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 21 - Daily Mail

Radio Prague

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 21
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...
Screening to counter Ebola threat now in force at all international airports ...Radio Prague

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Poland, Czech Republic Could Help Ukraine Pay Off Gas Debt - The Moscow Times

Kyiv Post

Poland, Czech Republic Could Help Ukraine Pay Off Gas Debt
The Moscow Times
European Union member states on Tuesday agreed that Ukraine needs help paying for gas supplies from Russia as winter looms, but were hazy on which countries exactly would be the ones to open up their coffers. The Russian and Ukrainian energy ...
Czech Republic can help Ukraine pay gas dept only after receiving guarantees ...Kyiv Post

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 20 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 20
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Monday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Czech Republic to award 'British Oskar Schindler' with highest civilian honor - Jerusalem Post

Haaretz

Czech Republic to award 'British Oskar Schindler' with highest civilian honor
Jerusalem Post
He has previously been honored by the Czech Republic on several occasions, including receiving the Czech Republic's highest military decoration in 2007. He also was knighted in Britain. It was first believed that he was too ill to travel, the Daily ...
'British Oskar Schindler' to receive Czech Republic's highest honorJewish Telegraphic Agency
'British Oskar Schindler' to receive Czech Republic's highest civilian honorHaaretz

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Live Text Commentary - BBC News

SkySports

Live Text Commentary
BBC News
Goal! Goal! Kazakhstan 2, Czech Republic 4. Yuri Logvinenko (Kazakhstan) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dmitriy Shomko with a cross following a corner. 89:58. Corner, Kazakhstan. Conceded by Vaclav Pilar. 88:50.
European Qualifier: Czech Republic keep up perfect record as they cruise past ...SkySports
Czech Republic prove too strong for KazakhstanStuff.co.nz
Kazakhstan 2-4 Czech Republic: Czechs make it three in a rowVavel.com
Sports Mole -Arab Times Kuwait English Daily -Give me Goal
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Roma in the Czech Republic - The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)

Roma in the Czech Republic
The Economist (blog)
SHUNNED by members of other Czech football teams, who have refused to join them on the pitch, a Roma team is winning matches without having to score a single goal. In a show of support, Western diplomats played the Roma footballers on September ...
[Opinion] New EU commissioner needs to be more active on RomaEUobserver

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Czech Republic: Low potato prices due to exceptional harvest - FreshPlaza

Czech Republic: Low potato prices due to exceptional harvest
FreshPlaza
Czech growers report an exceptionally good harvest. Compared to last year, there is a 16 percent higher volume of cereals, including corn, and the potato harvest should be about 25 percent greater, according to the latest data supplied by the Czech ...



UPC Czech Republic appoints HR, sales directors - Telecompaper (subscription)

UPC Czech Republic appoints HR, sales directors
Telecompaper (subscription)
UPC Czech Republic has appointed Vladimira Chlandova its new HR director. Chlandova is currently the company's general counsel. She has worked for UPC for almost 16 years and been a member of top management since 2000. Chlandova previously ...

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Czech Republic hopes for a future built on technology - Financial Times

Czech Republic hopes for a future built on technology
Financial Times
Two years of economic contraction should end this year, with the World Bank expecting the Czech Republic to grow 2 per cent this year and 2.4 per cent in 2015. That will still see it trail its three central European rivals, but will be a relief for ...

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