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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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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Czech and Slovak ATMs Celebrate 20 Years! (České a Slovenské Bankomaty Slaví 20 Let!)

15 01 2009

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atm (www.wwatm.com)

Today, it has been exactly 20 years since the first ATM was installed in Prague at Wenceslas Square. It was not an on-line machine, as you know nowadays and was originally only available to employees of the Czech State Savings Bank. Later on, other, more sophisticated ATMs appeared and were available to the public, but even today Czech and Slovak ATMs have room to grow.

What does the ATM acronym really mean? It stands for Automated Teller Machine thus when ATMs are used for withdrawals or deposits of cash, no human intervention is needed. Moreover, you can use the service any time of the day or week. In the beginning, Czech and Slovak ATMs, were not that sophisticated as in other countries at that time but they somewhat evolved more than in other countries.

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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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Tips for Legal Travel to the USA (Tipy pro Legální Cestování do USA)

13 01 2009

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Airport (www.airdirect747.com)

The fact that the Czech Republic was added to the Visa Waiver Program is probably not new to you. You may not know, however, that many other countries were added to this program just recently, including countries that did not previously require visas to enter the USA. This has caused lots of problems for people that were not familiar with the new travel policy. For example, citizens of the United Kingdom would unknowingly still travel without this permit and then face deportation in the United States. Most Czechs and the Slovaks are probably already acquainted with this new process but maybe don’t know what it takes to obtain the permit. The information below could be helpful to many of you and can serve as a checklist to make sure you receive the permit and will be admitted to the United States of America.

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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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Czech and Slovak Events Abroad (USA, Canada, UK and more) – January 09 (CZ a SK Akce v Zahranici – Leden 09)

2 01 2009

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Don’t forget to check out our events for January 2009. Our list is growing every day and we recommend visiting this page frequently. CLICK HERE.

Did we miss your event? Please, let us know HERE.

 

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Nezapomente se podivat na nase akce v lednu 2009. Nas rejstrik akci roste kazdym dnem, a proto doporucujeme navstevovat tuto stranku opakovane. KLIKNETE ZDE.

Zapomneli jsme na vasi akci? Prosim, dejte nam vedet ZDE.

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