Politicians, Scandals, and Charities (Politici, Skandály a Charita)

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You would never think that politicians and scandals would be found in the same sentence as charity but actually that very thing occurred in the following event. It all started three years ago when Miroslav Macek slapped David Rath’s head from behind at a Dentists’ Chamber conference. The fact that the whole act was caught on cameras makes it quite embarrassing; especially, since it happened just two weeks before parliamentary elections. The whole incident was resolved in court and a penalty for the act raised a large amount of money that actually aided several children from a local foster home.

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How Did We Get There? (Jak Jsme Se Tam Dostali?)

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Would you like to learn about the Czech Republic, its history and paths that lead the country to the European Union that it is presiding over? You may like the following animation that describes just that in the Czech language with English subtitles. The movie is called From Forefather to Union (Od Praotce k Unii) and the author of this cartoon is Pavel Koutsky. Even though the movie is animated, people of all ages can enjoy its simplicity and brilliance that captures all important aspects of Czech history.

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

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Even though the Czech Republic assumed the EU presidency on January 1st, the celebration 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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Green Cards in the Czech Republic Are Not for Everyone (Zelene Karty v Ceske Republice Nejsou pro Vsechny)

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The new announcement by the Ministry of Interior identified countries that will be included in the Green Card program. As you remember, we announced this program over a month ago. So far 28 countries will be included but the list is not complete.

 

The Minister of Interior stated that their decisions were made based on security and health risks. Therefore, foreigners from countries not included in the list (below) won’t be able to apply for green cards but could apply for work permits.

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