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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Petrcek: Germany is Czech Republic's most important partner - Radio Prague

Petrcek: Germany is Czech Republic's most important partner
Radio Prague
Speaking in Berlin on Friday, the recently installed Czech minister of foreign affairs, Tom Petrcek, described Germany as his country's most important partner. He made the comments after a meeting with Germany's foreign policy chief, Heiko Maas. For ...



Step back in time to Old Town, Czech Republic - Independent Online

Independent Online

Step back in time to Old Town, Czech Republic
Independent Online
Places like Olde Town in the Czech Republic's capital of Prague are great examples of preserved history and culture that helps to define the identity of a country like the Czech Republic - allowing visitors and residents to get a glimpse of what went ...



Report: most crystal meth in Europe comes from Czech Republic - Radio Prague

Report: most crystal meth in Europe comes from Czech Republic
Radio Prague
According to the annual report, the Czech-produced methamphetamine is mostly consumed in the southern and eastern parts of Germany which border with the Czech Republic, such as Saxony, Bavaria, and Thuringia. Consumption of the drug in western ...



Booker prize novel sparks free speech row in Czech Republic ... - The Guardian

The Guardian

Booker prize novel sparks free speech row in Czech Republic ...
The Guardian
A Man Booker prize-winning novel exploring gay relationships in Thatcher-era Britain has sparked a row over morality and media independence in the Czech ...
Alan Hollinghurst's Booker prize winning novel sparks free speech controversy in Czech RepublicThe Independent

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The Czech Republic's Hidden Gem You Must Visit: Trebic's Timeless Ghetto - Forbes

Forbes

The Czech Republic's Hidden Gem You Must Visit: Trebic's Timeless Ghetto
Forbes
So on our tour which took us from Vienna to Prague, we visited the thousand-year-old city of Trebic in the Czech Republic. Here, we walked into the remarkably preserved Jewish quarter, a virtual monument to the time when churches and synagogues ...



City break? Czech out Prague - Irish Times

Irish Times

City break? Czech out Prague
Irish Times
In January 1993, Prague became capital of the new Czech Republic, with Vaclav Havel as its first president. The Czech Republic became a member of the EU in 2004 but the country has never adopted the euro as its currency. The fall-out from the communist ...

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Russians arrested in the Czech Republic on charges of hacking registration systems - UNIAN

UNIAN

Russians arrested in the Czech Republic on charges of hacking registration systems
UNIAN
According to the report, the suspects managed to gain several hundred million kronas via the scheme. In March, the Czech Republic extradited to the United States a Russian national Evgeny Nikulin, suspected of cyber attacks on major American companies.
8 Russians, Vietnamese Arrested in Czech Republic on Hacking ChargesSputnik International

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Czech Republic Has the 7th Fastest Growing Property Prices in the EU - Brno Daily

Brno Daily

Czech Republic Has the 7th Fastest Growing Property Prices in the EU
Brno Daily
Brno, Oct 19 (BD) House prices continue to rise in the Czech Republic. A 7.5% year-on-year growth in house prices was reported in the second quarter of 2018. However, although prices are still increasing, the Czech Republic is no longer the EU ...



Czech Republic gets foreign minister after migration delay - Washington Post

Washington Post

Czech Republic gets foreign minister after migration delay
Washington Post
PRAGUE The Czech Republic's center-left government has a full-time foreign minister in place after a dispute over migration delayed an appointment for months. Czech President Milos Zeman appointed Tomas Petricek to the post on Tuesday.

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Czech PM Andrej Babi: Politics Has Been a Disaster - Expats.cz

Expats.cz

Czech PM Andrej Babi: Politics Has Been a Disaster
Expats.cz
Afterwards, however, he met with some tough questions from Czech students that were living abroad. One of whom asked Babi why he should return to the Czech Republic after his studies when the average wage in the country (31,000 CZK) was less than ...