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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Slovak Government Creates Protective Measures against World’s Financial Crisis (Slovensko Vytvari Ochranne Meritka proti Svetove Financni Krizi)

14 10 2008

Clanek v CESTINE dole.

 

Less than a month ago Jan Pociatek, Slovakia’s Finance Minister, stated that the Slovakian financial sector mostly invested in the domestic economy and not risky mortgage markets. Based on this statement, loses on these markets would have only a small effect on their financial market.

 

In addition, the Slovak government wanted to assure the public that there was no financial crisis threat and recently also approved a legislative proposal to protect money deposits in Slovak banks to a full 100 percent instead of the original 90 percent — up to ~600,000 Sk (~$27,000). The Slovak parliament must approve this initiative later this month.

 

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Green Cards in the Czech Republic (Zelene Karty v Cechach)

23 09 2008

Clanek v CESTINE dole.

On Friday, Sept 19th 2008, the Czech Senate approved a bill amendment that would make it easier to attract qualified staff from abroad to the Czech Republic. This movement is expected to bolster the Czech Republic’s supply of skilled workers from outside the European Union. If the amendment is signed by the president, the first green cards could be issued in January 2009. People’s reactions vary, though. Will this movement do any harm to the Czech nation?

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Czechs Work the Hardest (Cesi Jsou Nejupracovanejsi)

10 09 2008

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions reports that most of new members of EU, including Czech Republic, work much longer for less vacation.

 

Based on the report, Bulgarian, Romanian and Czech workers spend at work over 40 hours a week, while average working hours in France, Italy and Denmark are less than 40 per week. Unfortunately, paid holidays don’t reflect the overtime in countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia and Romania. Their average paid time off is about 21.9 days per year. Conversely, Sweden workers get 33 days of vacation per year, Norway 26.7 days, and Greece 23 days, increasing the EU average of 25.2 days per year.

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