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Czechs marking Palach anniversary with chain hunger strike, debates and remembrance acts

Czechs are marking the 48th anniversary of the self-immolation of student Jan Palach, a brave protest against the loss of freedom and gradual apathy following the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. One of the most painful moments of the country’s modern history, Palach’s suicide remains a powerful memento that democracy must be nurtured and defended.

 
 
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The number of foreigners in the Czech Republic in 2015 was the highest in the country’s history – a little under half a…

 
 
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Fast track programme for Ukraine…

In times of boom and for selected fields of employment the Czech Republic has frequently looked East to supplement its…

 
 
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Sustainable living projects seek to…

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Blast of Arctic weather sees charities…

Arctic conditions, with night time lows dropping to – 30 degrees Celsius in places are making life difficult for people…

 
 
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Astronomers want government to…

Czech astronomers have warned of the growing impact of so-called light pollution – excessive or obtrusive light – from…

 
 
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Children at the forefront of country’s…

Traditionally, the close of the Christmas holidays kicks off the largest and most successful fund-raiser in the country…

 
 
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Police welcome club’s reward to find…

The brutal attack on Czech tennis star Petra Kvitová shocked not just the Czech Republic but the world. But in spite of…

 
 
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State scrambles to deal with bird flu…

The Czech Republic is the latest country in Europe to report the outbreak of bird flu. On Wednesday, Minister of…

 
 
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Embryo mix-up at Czech fertility clinic…

Medical tourism in the Czech Republic has suffered a major shock after news emerged that a fertility clinic in Brno…

 
 
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Czech web television hit Kancelář…

Friday night will see the premiere of a new episode of Kancelář Blaník or Blaník Office, a hugely popular political…

 
 
 
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