Archive for: October, 2012

Right-Wing Extremism in Central-Eastern Europe

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The Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs has compiled a report on the threat of extremism in Central and Eastern Europe, looking at the cross-border co-operation between extremist groups and the threat it poses to Europe. Here TheDaily.SK provides you with the full report. Trans-National Cooperation of Right-Wing Extremists in East-Central Europe Miroslav Mareš – […]

Festival 4+4 Days in Motion: Culture Adrenaline in Prague

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The 17th International Festival of Contemporary Art 4 +4 Days in Motion, which is held in Prague from 26th October to November 3rd is here and offers nine days full of cultural adrenalin. Visitors are able to select from a wide spectrum of innovative, progressive and often provocative artistic projects – theater and dance performances, […]

Lost in Translation: Young Czechs Lose Knowledge of Slovak

Great Moravia was a historical statehood where Slovaks lived together with Moravians (today part of czech Republic)  around 1200 years ago

It´s going to be 20 years on 1st January since the common federation split. The Czech-Slovak Federative Republic was buried and both nations declared their individual and peaceful independence. From 1918 to 1992 two nations were living together as one artificial nation. Czech and Slovak languages are mutually intelligible very much like Portuguese and Spanish. […]

Forum 2000 Hears Dalai Lama’s Recorded Greeting

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The Forum 2000 conference in Prague heard today pre-recorded greetings by the Tibetan Dalai Lama who said now that the need for changes is spoken about in the world, everyone must start with himself/herself and that it is not possible to wait for changes to come from outside. Forum 2000 was co-fathered by former Czech […]

The ČSSD Empire Strikes Back!

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We bring you five (f)acts and (f)aces of the Senate election. You may find them interesting, even more so considering the current political situation in the Czech Republic. First act: The downfall of the governing conservative party (ODS) continues. With 11 candidates in the second round, only 4 gaining a seat. The net change since […]

The Prostitutes to play unique gig at Akropolis

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On the 20 th of October Palac Akropolis for the eighth year running will change into the sought out festival of new media- Akropolis Multimedia. This years festival will be dedicated to video mapping, which gives a new dimension not only to the Palace Akropolis but to the show by The Prostitutes. Fans can look […]

Many taken aback by results of Senate elections in Prague

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Traditionally, by its voting record, Prague is the most conservative and right-wing place in the whole country. Never having had a left-wing mayor nor a single senator. If we look at election results since 1990, the left-wing parties have won very little, or rather nothing. This weekend 4 districts in Prague were having elections and […]

Czech Senate Elections This Weekend

Czech Senate is situated in the Wallenstein Palace in Prague.

This weekend (12-13 October) some Czechs are going to decide to whom they will give their vote. It is the gubernatorial and Senate elections which can decide the direction of political affairs this year. The Czech Senate is the Parliament´s upper house. There are 81 members who represent all of the 81 electoral districts in […]

Czech Autumn Holiday Season Approaching

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Czechs are going to have more days off with shorter and cooler days ahead. The reasons are simple. Autumn is underway and the Czechs have three big state holidays every year. Recently, people had a free Friday on 28 September. So who have the Czechs to thank for having a longer weekend? Saint Wenceslaus I, […]

Pozor Prague! Corruption and EU funds in CZ

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Czech to lose at least Euro 1 bil in EU aid.The European Commission (EC) will cut the subsidies awarded to the Czech Republic’s development projects by one billion euro as a sanction for numerous cases of fund mismanagement and abuse.The sum may further increase.According to unofficial information, the sanction will be imposed on four operational programs […]

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