Archive for: June, 2011

Czech confidence in constitutional institutions plummets

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A recent CVVM poll has shown a steep fall in confidence in Czech constitutional institutions. The poll, conducted on 1005 respondents over 15 years of age, was taken between June 6 and 13. The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, is the least trustworthy institution being trusted only by 15 percent of the […]

BA Monarchs Win Season Finale, Playoffs Next

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Monarchs Win Season Finale, Head to Prague for Playoff Football Next After defeating the Brno Alligators on the road on Saturday, the Bratislava Monarchs have set a date with the Prague Black Hawks in the first round of the play-offs. As only 4 teams make the playoffs and the Monarchs have the #3 seed, they […]

Kellner’s EPH Could Use SPP to Penetrate Czech Gas Market

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Speculations about a takeover of Slovak gas utility SPP by the holding EPH continue, and it looks like the potential investors want to use the company as a channel for the Czech market. Here The Daily provides a translation of part of an article in Slovak daily Hospodarske Noviny on the subject. By Petra Jamrichova […]

Euro summer unrest again in Prague

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Prague grounds to halt in transport strike As the Arab Spring appears to be turning into a Euro summer, the threatened Czech transport workers’ strike, delayed by court injunction, went ahead on Thursday June 16th. Czech PM Petr Nečas said that the strike was a “political act”, adding that it caused millions in damage. The […]

Clinton hails new US-Czech treaty a “priority”

Foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg

  United states Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has affirmed US commitment to a new bilateral investment treaty with the Czech Republic. Speaking at joint press conference with Foreign Affairs Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, she expressed regret that this had not occurred earlier, “I regret that we’ve not been able to reach an agreement for 10 […]

Opposition calls for early elections as industrial tensions mount

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  The leader of the Czech opposition Social Democrat (CSSD) party, Bohuslav Sobotka today called for early elections as the government he says is unable to cope with the continuing social unrest. The government’s obtaining of an injunction banning the proposed strike by transport workers on Monday, has been met with plans for an even […]

National Czech-Slovak Museum Moves Tomorrow 8 June

NCSML almost submerged in 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 6, 2011) –  Just days before the 3rd anniversary of the Epic Flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) will make history in its journey to recovery. Wednesday, June 8, at 8 a.m., Patterson Structural Moving plans to start the move of the building. […]

British Prime Minister to visit Prague in June

David Cameron

British Conservative leader David Cameron is expected to make his first visit to the Czech Republic since his election as Prime Minister on 23rd June. The British Conservatives, the Czech Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) established the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) “Eurosceptic” group in the European Parliament in June […]

Czech awards in Pan European education

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  Czech students rewarded for online cooperative learning. The internet is often rightly regarded as a double edged sword. A technological tool that has enormous positive potential and poses great risks in equal measure, not least in its impact on our youth. For the past five years, one optimistic development has been the establishment of […]

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