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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Vrba departs Czech Republic for Anzhi - ESPN FC

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Vrba departs Czech Republic for Anzhi
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Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba has left his role to take charge of Russian Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala. Vrba has stepped down from the post following Czech Republic's early exit at Euro 2016, where they finished bottom of Group D after ...
Pavel Vrba leaves Czech Republic position - UEFA EURO News - UEFA.comUEFA.com
Czech Republic coach Pavel Vrba quits, signs up with Russian club Anzhi MakhachkalaFirstpost
Vrba leaves Czech Republic for AnzhiFourFourTwo
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 1 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 1
Daily Mail
Story: Related stories: RATINGS: Moody's said years of fiscal consolidation provide the Czech Republic with fiscal flexibility to absorb shocks. Story: Related stories: UNIPETROL: Unipetrol said it signed contracts for deliveries of Russian oil. Story ...
LN: Czechs to get less money from EU budget due to BrexitPrague Daily Monitor

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Hayden Davis eyes trip to Czech Republic - HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)

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Hayden Davis eyes trip to Czech Republic
HamiltonNews (press release) (registration)
8-12 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. Canada has won the summer tournament the previous eight years and 11 times in the last 12 years. Davis noted McFarland wants all the players to show up in shape. He said the biggest thing for ...



View from the Czech Republic: 'We looked forward to joining the EU because of them ... and they left because of us' - The National

The National

View from the Czech Republic: 'We looked forward to joining the EU because of them ... and they left because of us'
The National
We looked forward to joining the EU because of them, and they left because of us: this is how one Czech commentator summed up the UK's decision to leave the European Union last week. More personally, Agata Drelova, a Slovak who lived in the UK until ...



Spain and Czech Republic take wins to set up duel for 5th place - FIBA

FIBA

Spain and Czech Republic take wins to set up duel for 5th place
FIBA
ZARAGOZA (2016 FIBA U17 Women's World Championship) - Spain and Czech Republic will fight it out for 5th place at the 2016 FIBA U17 Women's Championship in Zaragoza. The host nation bounced straight back from their Quarter-Final loss to China as ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 29 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 29
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, June 29 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Wednesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Petes draft players from Czech Republic and Belarus - Kawartha Media Group

Petes draft players from Czech Republic and Belarus
Kawartha Media Group
With the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 CHL Import Draft on Tuesday morning, Petes GM Michael Oke selected Matyas Svoboda from the Czech Republic. The six-foot-three, 209-pound left wing played for KLH Chomutov in the Czech U18 league in 2015/16, ...



Gay and Lesbian Partnerships in the Czech Republic Can Now Adopt - Transitions Online

Transitions Online

Gay and Lesbian Partnerships in the Czech Republic Can Now Adopt
Transitions Online
Official partnerships have been legal in the Czech Republic since 2006, offering same-sex couples many of the same rights enjoyed by married, straight couples, such as inheritance and healthcare rights. However, same-sex marriage remains illegal in the ...

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New UPC role in Czech Republic and Slovakia - Broadband TV News

Broadband TV News

New UPC role in Czech Republic and Slovakia
Broadband TV News
Jaroslav Kolr has been appointed the spokesman for the newly merged UPC operation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, effective July 1. Kolar has been the spokesman for UPC in Slovakia since 2005, prior to which he held a number of positions in ...



Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 28 - Daily Mail

Financial Times

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on June 28
Daily Mail
Slovakia -- which takes over the rotating EU presidency for six months in July -- and the Czech Republic said there was some room to wait but Britain should start the process soon nevertheless. Story: Related stories: FX: Big banks were slashing or ...
Czech PM raises concerns over racist abuse incidents in UKFinancial Times

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