Vaclav Klaus – A Troublemaker? (Václav Klaus – Buřič?)

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Vaclav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic is well known for his disapproval of the Czech Republic joining the European Union. He is also known for his disbelief of global warming. Recently, he visited the United States to speak about global warming and climate change. He was supposed to meet with Al Gore, the chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, but while Gore spoke at The Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, California, Klaus was on the plane to the USA. Was it on purpose to avoid them clashing with each other?

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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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New Year Speeches of Czech and Slovak Presidents (Novorocni Projev Prezidentu CZ a SK)

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Every New Year is associated with solemn speeches. Today, Czechs and Slovaks had the opportunity to listen to speeches by their presidents. Both speeches were significant, but somewhat similar. Perhaps because both countries are very close to each other, not only geographically, but also economically:

 

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Woody Allen Plays in Prague (Woody Allen Hraje v Praze)

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Who would not know Woody Allen, a well-known director, actor, comedian and musician? He claims that his musical inclinations are as good as golfing techniques of weekend players, but his performance in the Congress Center in Prague confirmed that he is perhaps talented since his concert was nearly sold out. Allen flew to Prague on his private plane with his wife Soon-Yi and his children. Before visiting Prague, he concerted in Dresden, and after his concert in Prague he will continue in Budapest, Amsterdam, Florence and Warsaw. The Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, had a great chance to meet this gifted man in person too.

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Russian Occupation of Czechoslovakia 40 Years later (40. Let od Ruske Okupace)

It has been 40 years since Russians occupied Czechoslovakia (last Russian soldier left in June 1991) and started a 20-year long repression. Prague was the main target for this attack since it was a center of political happenings. About 160,000 soldiers entered our country on August 21st, 1968 with about 6,300 tanks. Approximately 80 people died during the first days of occupation and hundreds were injured. The harm to our nation can be still seen today.

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