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Three Czechs Dead in Hockey Team Crash in Russia

Karel Rachunek (red cap) among the dead (c) Jarba

  The hockey world is in shock at the tragic news of the terrible plane crash today Jaroslavl, Russia, which killed the complete HC Lokomotiv Jaroslavl hockey team, including Czech players Jan Marek, Josef Vašíček, Karel Rachůnek and Slovak hockey legend Pavol Demitra. The team was travelling to Belarus capital Minsk on the Jak-42 plane for the […]

Revolutionaries Flag Hoisted at Libyan Embassy

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The Libyan Embassy in Prague has hoisted the tricolour Libyan revolutionaries’ flag, meaning the diplomats now stand behind the National Transitional Council established by the revolutionary movement. The diplomats announced that they still represented their homeland in the Czech Republic the same as all other missions across the globe. The Tripoli Post reports that they burned a […]

Joint Defence a Key Issue for CR and SR

GERALD HOWARTH (Minister for international security, UK) RÓBERT ONDREJCSÁK (State Secretary of the Slovak MoD), JIŘÍ ŠEDIVÝ (State Secretary of the Czech MoD) (c) John Boyd, The Daily

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova made it clear yesterday that one of the key priorities of co-operation between the Czech and Slovak republics would be in the area of military co-operation. At the beginning of May the two governments agreed on joint sessions with the initial session planned for 28 October, poignantly the date that commemorates […]

CSA To Cancel Prague-Bratislava Flights

No more departures to Prague? (c) The Daily

It was only in June that Czech Airlines (CSA) started operating regular direct flights from Bratislava to various major capitals in Europe, but this has come at the cost of the airline cancelling flights between the Slovak capital and Prague. The airline will stop operating the regular shuttle between Bratislava and Prague on 1 August and […]

Money or Religion Best Bets for Decent Education

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State exams’ results for secondary school-leavers were worse than anticipated and reveal an “alarming” picture of the quality of the Czech education system – alarming being the term used by Education Minister Josef Dobes (junior government Public Affairs, VV). Overall results show that almost 20 percent of students did not pass the exams, but 10 […]

BA Monarchs Win Season Finale, Playoffs Next


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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Czech politicians interested in merged Slovak broadcaster RTVS


Invited Czech politicians attended a session of the Parliamentary Committee for Media and Culture in Slovakia yesterday, at which they showed greatest interest in how the public radio and TV broadcasters were merged into the new broadcasting corporation RTVS. A similar merger of public radio and TV broadcasting organisations has been under debate for some […]

Segregated Roma education unlikely to improve

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In the Czech Republic “there are 80 000 people living in excluded localities and an estimated 30 000 of them are children,” said Martin Šimáček, head of the Czech Government Agency for Social Inclusion in Roma Localities. A recent conference in Prague yesterday claimed new government decrees do not advocate measures to reverse the levels […]

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