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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Russia Quickly Losing Friends, Supporters in Czech Republic - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Prague Post

Russia Quickly Losing Friends, Supporters in Czech Republic
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Moscow's increasingly antagonistic behavior in Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe is fast resulting in growing negative feelings towards Russia in the Czech Republic, a country that in recent years had sought to cooperate with Russia. A poll released ...
Most Czechs consider Russia threat to their countryPrague Post
Most Czechs consider Russia threat to their country - pollCzech Happenings

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 24 - Daily Mail

Prague Post

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Oct 24
Daily Mail
PRAGUE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...
Czech government criticized for not pressuring undemocratic countriesPrague Post
Czech president to visit AzerbaijanNews.Az
Czech Lawmakers Approve New Reduced VAT RateTax-news.com
South London Press Today
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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 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 civilian honorHaaretz
'British Oskar Schindler' to receive Czech Republic's highest honorJewish Telegraphic Agency

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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
Result: Czech Republic ease past Kazakhstan in Euro 2016 qualifyingSports Mole
Vavel.com -Arab Times Kuwait English Daily -Give me Goal
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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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The Czech Republic's Final TRANS Action - Transitions Online

The Czech Republic's Final TRANS Action
Transitions Online
These are questions as one canny Czech diplomat put it to me in a discussion of foreign affairs that should be asked these days of the country's highest officials. It might take a somewhat simplistic parallel to make them recognize that the Czech ...



Vodafone Czech Republic launches LTE roaming - Telecompaper (subscription)

Vodafone Czech Republic launches LTE roaming
Telecompaper (subscription)
Vodafone Czech Republic opened its LTE network to roaming and will thus offer its fastest network to foreign visitors in the Czech Republic. The same shall soon apply for Vodafone customers abroad. The operator offers LTE internet on the frequencies ...

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CPT 2014, the Sixth Annual International Poker Championship of the Czech ... - Prague Post

Prague Post

CPT 2014, the Sixth Annual International Poker Championship of the Czech ...
Prague Post
The Czech Poker Festival 2014, the 6th edition of the International Poker Championship of the Czech Republic, will take place in the second half of November 2014. The traditional host will be Smchovsk Card Casino Prague and newly opened Kings Casino ...
Czech Poker Festival 2014 Will Begin in NovemberTight Poker
The festivity will kick-off on November 12 in Prague - 2014 Czech Poker FestivalPoker 777 (press release)

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UK owes our citizens unpaid welfare, say Slovakia and Czech Republic - The Guardian

The Guardian

UK owes our citizens unpaid welfare, say Slovakia and Czech Republic
The Guardian
Under EU regulations, the Czech Republic has a right to claim unemployment benefits from Britain for these citizens and 800,000 has already been paid to the country under this rule. Marksov, however, has demanded that the remaining 2m should also ...
Brussels probes Czech Republic over RomaFinancial Times
EU Urges Czechs to Stop Discriminating Roma Children at SchoolBloomberg
Poles demand millions from Britain to pay their benefits: Eastern European ...Daily Mail
Telegraph.co.uk
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