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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Czechia Has Won The Czech Republic Name Debate
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 24
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TOKYO/PARIS Countries across the world will tighten security ahead of major cultural and sports events after a suicide bombing in Britain that killed at least 22 people, but experts say reinforced measures will do little to prevent determined individuals.



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Gambling Insider - In-depth Analysis for the Gaming Industry

GVC Holdings exits Czech Republic
Gambling Insider - In-depth Analysis for the Gaming Industry
The company reaffirmed its support of the Czech government's objectives of stabilising the online gambling market in the Czech Republic but stated that GVC customers in the republic would now be limited to withdrawing their funds from the company's ...
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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on May 23 - Times of India
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Ladislav Smid Inks Deal To Play In Czech Republic - FanRag Sports
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European Commission Approves Czech Republic Draft Decree on Gambling Technical Standards - Casino News Daily

European Commission Approves Czech Republic Draft Decree on Gambling Technical Standards
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The Decree will come as an amendment to the Czech Republic's existing gaming laws. The Central European country approved the implementation of a new gambling regulatory framework in 2016. The new set of regulations replaced the Czech Republic's ...



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Fresh Links: Ryan Spooner's Value, What Went Wrong For Team Czech Republic
Stanley Cup of Chowder
... for Team Czech Republic at Worlds was what this writer likened to a Russian style of play, where stars like Jakub Voracek and David Pastrnak tried too hard to do it all themselves, rather than relying on teammates. (Google translation from Czech ...



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Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Sharks sign defenseman from Czech Republic | NBCS Bay Area
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The two-way deal, originally reported by Radio Praha in the Czech Republic, is expected to be announced by the Sharks later this week, according to a source.
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Why is the Commission delaying its ruling on Czech coal state aid? - POLITICO.eu

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Why is the Commission delaying its ruling on Czech coal state aid?
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The fifteen years following the fall of Communism in the Czech Republic was a bit like the Wild West. State-run industries were suddenly in the sights of private companies, and there was a rush of sales. Some of these sales have left a legacy of suspicion.



BRIEF-TXM plans to sell its Czech Republic-based units - Reuters

BRIEF-TXM plans to sell its Czech Republic-based units
Reuters
BRIEF-TXM plans to sell its Czech Republic-based units. May 24 TXM SA: * SAID ON TUESDAY THAT ITS SUPERVISORY BOARD RESOLVED TO AGREE ON SALE OF ITS CZECH REPUBLIC-BASED UNITS ADESSO TXM S.R.O. AND TXM SOLUTION ...