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 Entices Foreign Productions With Low Costs, 20% Rebate - Variety

Variety

Czech Republic Entices Foreign Productions With Low Costs, 20% Rebate
Variety
Central Europe has long been a major destination for film and television production, with several countries vying for international shoots and post. The Czech Republic tweaked its incentive program this year to better lure foreign producers looking to ...
Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 22Daily Mail
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Commission refers the Czech Republic to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland - EU News

Commission refers the Czech Republic to Court over a shipment of toxic waste to Poland
EU News
The European Commission is referring the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the EU for its failure to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste, which was shipped to Katowice, Poland, by a Czech operator in late 2010 and in early 2011. The case ...



There are libraries everywhere in Czech Republic - The Hindu

There are libraries everywhere in Czech Republic
The Hindu
In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously : the Czech Republic. There ...



Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic - New York Times

New York Times

Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic
New York Times
PRAGUE In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of the world, but one country, at least, is clinging to it tenaciously: the Czech Republic.
International Productions Are Still Flocking to the Czech RepublicFilm New Europe

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Father of American who murdered four relatives in the Czech Republic says judges 'ignored his son's cry for help' as ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Father of American who murdered four relatives in the Czech Republic says judges 'ignored his son's cry for help' as ...
Daily Mail
An American has been jailed for life in the Czech Republic for the 2013 murder of four of his relatives. Kevin Dahlgren, 24, from Palo Alto, California, stabbed his cousin her husband and their sons to death in the city of Brno on May 22, 2013 before ...
American gets life for murdering family of four in Czech RepublicThe National
US man sentenced abroad for "wiping out" entire familyCBS News
American sentenced to life in prison for slaying family in Czech RepublicUPI.com
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Czech Republic Considers Job Offers for Fired Turkish Professors - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Czech Republic Considers Job Offers for Fired Turkish Professors
Sputnik International
Czech Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Belobradek, who is also Minister of Science and Research, has suggested that fired Turkish academics come and work in the Czech Republic instead. Belobradek made a post on Facebook, in which he said he would ...

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Vodafone Czech Republic launched VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling with Ericsson - FierceWireless

RCR Wireless News

Vodafone Czech Republic launched VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling with Ericsson
FierceWireless
Vodafone Czech Republic has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as supplier for a full-scale upgrade of the operator's core network and has launched VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling. Ericsson has implemented a full suite of products and services which will enable ...
Vodafone selects Ericsson in Czech Republic; NFV set to surgeRCR Wireless News

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BRIEF-S&P - Czech Republic 'AA-/A-1+' ratings affirmed; outlook stable - Reuters

BRIEF-S&P - Czech Republic 'AA-/A-1+' ratings affirmed; outlook stable
Reuters
S&P On Czech Republic - Stable outlook reflects expectation strengthening domestic demand, Czech Government's fiscal space, its national bank's monetary flexibility will counterbalance external risks Source - bit.ly/1mN36iK (Bengaluru Newsroom; +1 646 ...

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Tesla's first Supercharger in Czech Republic is in an impressive charging station [Gallery] - Electrek

Electrek

Tesla's first Supercharger in Czech Republic is in an impressive charging station [Gallery]
Electrek
Electric vehicle enthusiasts and some automakers have been calling for more homogeneity in charging standards. Some progress has been made, but ultimately, it looks like we will have to wait to see which standards will prevail and which will become ...

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Fitch Applies Criteria Changes to Czech Republic's Ratings - Reuters

Fitch Applies Criteria Changes to Czech Republic's Ratings
Reuters
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) PARIS, July 22 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has downgraded Czech Republic's Long-Term Local Currency (LTLC) IDR to 'A+' from 'AA-'. The Outlook is Stable. The issue ratings on Czech Republic's ...

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