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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O2's revenues fall in Czech Republic - Prague Post

Prague Post

O2's revenues fall in Czech Republic
Prague Post
O2 Czech Republic, the largest Czech mobile operator, cut its H1 revenues 8.9 percent to 21.8 billion Kc, the company announced in a press release today. In the highly competitive and declining market in the first half of 2014, the company reported ...
O2 Czech Republic revenues down 8.9% in H1Telecompaper (subscription)
Telefnica O2 Czech Republic a.s.: January to June 2014 Financial Results ...The Wall Street Transcript

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Czech Republic has considerable potential for tourists outside Europe - Prague Post

Prague Post

Czech Republic has considerable potential for tourists outside Europe
Prague Post
Prague, July 30 (CTK) The Czech Republic is perceived as a place for a calm and comfortable holiday with a relatively good infrastructure by tourists from countries outside Europe, and it has considerable potential for them, according to a survey ...
Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on Aug 1Reuters Africa
Czech Republic, Austria oppose German car tollNew Zealand Herald
Czech, Austrian leaders oppose German plan to introduce car toll for foreign ...Fox Business
Radio Prague
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Czech Republic shutters embassy in Libya - Prague Post

Prague Post

Czech Republic shutters embassy in Libya
Prague Post
Prague/Tripoli, July 31 (CTK) The Czech Republic temporarily closed its embassy in Libya today, the Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced, and the general staff said the military evacuated 10 employees of the Czech diplomatic mission from the country.
Outgoing US ambassador Norman Eisen admits Czech metamorphosisRadio Prague

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Czech Republic scores high with employment for foreigners - Prague Post

Prague Post

Czech Republic scores high with employment for foreigners
Prague Post
Interestingly, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Malta were the only EU member states where unemployment was higher among the national population than among non-EU member states in the age group who were working in the country. As regards ...

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EPAL Tipped for Success in the Czech Republic - Packaging Europe

EPAL Tipped for Success in the Czech Republic
Packaging Europe
The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) has firmly established itself in the Czech Republic: Licensed Czech manufacturers have increased their EPAL pallet production in the first quarter of 2014 by 24 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2013.



O2 Czech Republic looks to collect old debts - Telecompaper (subscription)

O2 Czech Republic looks to collect old debts
Telecompaper (subscription)
O2 Czech Republic is offering to waive interest and late-payment fees for customers who settle outstanding bills by 23 September. The operator said it was aware of its social responsibility to help consumers and business going through a difficult ...



Czech Republic the wallflower of European Film - MaltaToday

Czech Republic the wallflower of European Film
MaltaToday
The special agents of Czech film history line up alongside familiar faces like Helen Mirren, Jude Law, and John Malkovich to introduce the festival in a two-minute short about their own goblet of a souvenir, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Helen Mirren ...



South Koreans step up investments in Czech Republic - Radio Prague

South Koreans step up investments in Czech Republic
Radio Prague
The Czech Republic has secured another major foreign investment with the South Korean car parts maker Hyundai Mobis signing a deal to build a factory outside Ostrava. It's the third large South Korean investment project in the Czech Republic but new ...
Hyundai Mobis to build plant in Czech RepublicNew Zealand Herald
Hyundai Mobis to build lighting plant in Czech RepublicPlastics Today

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Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 31 - Reuters Africa

Czech Republic - Factors To Watch on July 31
Reuters Africa
PRAGUE, July 31 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Thursday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 1 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ...



Arburg Extends Subsidiary in Czech Republic - Packaging Europe

Packaging Europe

Arburg Extends Subsidiary in Czech Republic
Packaging Europe
Construction work in the Czech Republic was officially launched on 14 July 2014 with a ground-breaking ceremony at the site. The new extension will significantly enlarge the existing Arburg building in Brno by 565 square metres to more than 1,600 ...
Arburg extends Czech subsidiaryMetal Powder Report

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