How Did We Get To The EU? (Jak Jsme Se Dostali Do EU?)

22 01 2009

Would you like to learn about the Czech Republic, its history and important historic events that lead the country to the European Union that it is presiding over? You will probably like the following video that describes just that in the Czech language with English subtitles.  Even though the movie is animated, viewers of all ages can enjoy its simplicity that captures all important aspects of Czech history.

 

 

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Europe Still Occupied by Russia – Twenty Years Later! (Evropa Stále Obsazena Ruskem – O Dvacet Let Později!)

20 01 2009

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It has been twenty years since the fall of communism. When we look back, we are amazed how different we used to live. It could seem that the former Eastern Bloc countries have moved on towards independence and freedom, but is it really true? The recent affair with Russian natural gas showed us again how much these countries are still dependent on this powerful country. This was a tough time for Europe, but it showed that EU countries could overcome this burden by helping each other during tough times. What will they do to make sure this won’t happen again?

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Three Reasons to Read Karel Capek’s Work (Tři Důvody ke Čtení Děl Karla Čapka)

18 01 2009

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K. Capek

Karel Capek (1890 – 1935) was a Czech writer, political thinker, and philosopher that was known around the world. You have probably heard about him as an “inventor” of the word “Robot.” He was not only known for his resistance against the Nazis but also the Communists and always promoted a free and democratic Czechoslovakia. His work and pure democratic beliefs are just two of many reasons to read his great books that have been translated into many other languages. You may also find another reason to read his books – it has been 70 years since his death and anybody is able to freely publish his books, making them even more available to the world.

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Vaclav Havel – A Year Later Hospitalized Again (Václav Havel – Po Roce Opět Hospitalizován)

14 01 2009

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(www.unscburma.org)

The former president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, was hospitalized and underwent throat surgery. After the surgery he suffered complications, and was in serious conditions, but his condition slightly improved compared to yesterday. He is able to move and eat but he is very tired and needs a respiratory to breath. His wife, Dagmar Havlova, visits him on regular basis but even her visits are limited to give the former country leader a better opportunity for quicker recovery. 

Less than a year ago, Vaclav Havel ended up in the hospital. Last year he suffered from bronchitis and complained of a heart problem. His condition was not serious at that time but he needed intensive treatments. Havel used to be a heavy smoker and frequently experienced health problems. After his operation to remove lung cancer and other surgeries, he had breathing difficulties and needed extra care to treat other health problems caused by these invasive treatments.

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New York and London Introduce Czech Culture to the World (New York a Londýn Představili Světu Českou Kulturu)

12 01 2009

Manhattan New York

The Czech Republic is getting lots of attention during its EU Presidency. During its six month presidency rotation we can expect many activities organized by the Czech government. The theme for this presidency rotation is “Europe without Barriers.” To prove the barriers can be overcome, two concerts in London and New York were performed by musicians from different countries or by people that have never played together before. The outcome of both concerts was very positive – all musicians were able to communicate with each other without long practice and preparation and the audience was thrilled.

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It Is Finally Official! (Je To Konečně Oficiální!)

8 01 2009

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EU Flag (www.timeanddate.com)

Even though the Czech Republic assumed the EU presidency on January 1st, the celebrations with EU and Czech government officials was scheduled for the 7th of January. The EU officials spent the whole day in Prague to experience the Czech cuisine and learn about our culture, and in the evening they had a chance to attend a celebration ceremony in the National Theatre in Prague. Many politicians, diplomats and other important figures attended this event; however, the Czech President Vaclav Klaus was absent.

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See the Czech Republic in Less Than 10 Minutes (Spatřete Českou Republiku za Méně Než 10 Minut)

8 01 2009

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Prague Castle (www.15wheelsetcongress.com)

After our successful video post with the Czech Christmas fairy tales, were are adding another video sequence about Prague and the Czech Republic. We have selected two slideshows and two videos. All of them have something special about our country including famous politicians, movie stars, models, writers, conductors and more. Beautiful pictures of countryside, castles and cities don’t need explanations at all. The videos will either bring you back home or introduce this beautiful country to you for the first time. Enjoy!

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Hluboka Chateau (www.15wheelsetcongress.com)

Po našem úspěšném příspěvku s Českými vánočními pohádkami vydáváme další video kolekci o Praze a České republice. Vybrali jsme dvě prezentace a dva videa. Všechny videa mají něco o zvláštního o naší zemi, včetně slavných filmových hvězd, modelek, politiků, spisovatelů, skladatelů a dalších. Krásné obrázky krajiny, hradů a měst nepotřebují vůbec vysvětlení. Tato videa vás buď přivedou zpět domů anebo vám poprvé představí tuto krásnou zemi. Pěknou zábavu!

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