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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Migrant crisis: 'Document forgers' held in Greece and Czech Republic - BBC News

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Migrant crisis: 'Document forgers' held in Greece and Czech Republic
BBC News
Police in Greece and the Czech Republic have arrested more than 20 people suspected of forging travel documents for migrants trying to enter Europe. European police agency Europol said visas and passports were sold for up to 2,500 ($3,600) and sent ...
Ring of migrant-document forgers detained in Greece, Czech RepublicDeutsche Welle
19 held in Greece, Czech Republic for forgery, migrant smugglingThe Sofia Globe

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Rosicky included in final Czech Republic squad for Euro 2016 - Goal.com

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Rosicky included in final Czech Republic squad for Euro 2016
Goal.com
The midfielder, who is set become a free agent when his Arsenal contract expires at the end of June, was selected in the provisional squad despite playing just 19 minutes for the London club in a campaign ravaged by injuries. Rosicky featured in only ...
Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky included in Czech Republic squad for Euro 2016SkySports
Rosicky returns from injury to captain Czech Republic at Euro 2016Sports Illustrated
Euro 2016: Czech Republic include Arsenal duo Tomas Rosicky and Petr Cech in the squadDaily News & Analysis
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Rosicky returns in final Czech Republic team - ESPN FC

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Rosicky returns in final Czech Republic team
ESPN FC
Captain Tomas Rosicky has returned from injuries to lead the Czech Republic at the European Championship. The creative midfielder, whose 10-year spell with Arsenal ended this month, was included in the final 23-man squad announced by coach Pavel ...

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Kevin Dahlgren accused of fatally stabbing relatives stands trial in Czech Republic - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Kevin Dahlgren accused of fatally stabbing relatives stands trial in Czech Republic
Daily Mail
He was extradited to the Czech Republic last year - the first American to be extradited to the European Union member state. In a 2013 extradition complaint, Assistant United States Attorney Patricia Haynes wrote that, according to Czech investigators ...
Trial begins for American accused of killing relatives in Czech RepublicGlobalnews.ca
American Charged With 4 Murders on Trial in Czech RepublicABC News

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Israel, Czech Republic open door to 1-year work visas - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Israel, Czech Republic open door to 1-year work visas
Jerusalem Post Israel News
For periods of up to one year, young Israelis will be able to obtain visas that allow work in the Czech Republic, and vice versa, the Population and Immigration authority announced Tuesday. The program, which will be open to about 200 people from each ...

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 31 - Daily Mail

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 31
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, May 31 (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 + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...

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Euro 2016 Czech Republic team preview - Outside90

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Euro 2016 Czech Republic team preview
Outside90
Since the split of the old Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic have appeared in every Euros since the '96 edition. The Czechs went all the way to Wembley in '96 and were unlucky to go down to Germany in the final, which went to extra time. Since then ...

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Euro 2016 team preview: Czech Republic can reach KO rounds again - ESPN FC (blog)

ESPN FC (blog)

Euro 2016 team preview: Czech Republic can reach KO rounds again
ESPN FC (blog)
On paper, it is hard to give them too much chance, but the Czechs are a well-drilled unit and have some firepower as well, though their failure to keep a clean sheet in qualifying might speak volumes. They and Turkey will fight for third place, but the ...

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Alpine Canada gives Jan Hudec green light to race for Czech Republic - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

The Globe and Mail (subscription)

Alpine Canada gives Jan Hudec green light to race for Czech Republic
The Globe and Mail (subscription)
Jan Hudec will no longer wear the Maple Leaf on his ski suit after Alpine Canada gave him permission to race for another country Monday. The national governing body of ski racing approved Hudec's transfer to Czech Republic, the country of his birth.
Olympic bronze medalist to compete for Czech RepublicSkiRacing.com
Jan Hudec transfers to Czech Republic National Ski Team660 News
Olympic medallist Jan Hudec ends 'awkward soap opera' with Alpine Canada, will compete for Czech RepublicNational Post
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 30 - Daily Mail

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 30
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, May 30 (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 + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...
Czech Republic edges closer to new gambling legislationiGaming Business

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