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“Paneláks” – home for many Czechs, but what does the future hold?

Every third Czech lives in a „panelák“. These blocks of flats made of prefabricated parts are a typical feature of all the former Soviet satellite countries. They were built to last only for two or three generations. Now, their inhabitants are doing their best to prolong their life-span. However, they still pose a serious housing problem for the future.

 
 
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Health ministry proposes options to…

People suffering from cancer, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases should have easier…

 
 
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Interior Ministry opens Prague “CenZA…

The Ministry of Interior has opened a shop in the Prague city centre – actually, more of a showcase of stolen goods and…

 
 
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Planner: Prague centre population fell…

In recent years, Prague has seen a surge in the number of people offering their rooms and apartments for rent. In fact,…

 
 
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Czech Women’s Lobby: societal view on…

The Czech Republic – along with most Council of Europe member states – has signed on to the “Istanbul Convention…

 
 
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New game teaches students how to…

Lecturers and students at Masaryk University in Brno have developed an interactive game that focuses on teaching the…

 
 
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The Bohemian National Hall: NYC’s…

New York’s Bohemian National Hall brings together the most important Czech institutions in the city. The Czech Center…

 
 
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Major honour for Czech-American…

This year’s Václav Havel Award for the Advancement of Civil Society handed out by the Dagmar and Václav Havel…

 
 
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Prague ranks as second most sustainable…

Prague is the second most sustainable city in Central and Eastern Europe after Vienna, suggests the Sustainable Cities…

 
 
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Displays of fireworks, firepower cap…

The Czech Republic capped off celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Czechoslovakia’s founding on Sunday with…

 
 
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Czechoslovak centenary celebrations…

Celebrations marking the centenary of the birth of Czechoslovakia on October 28, 1918 are taking place not only in the…

 
 
 
 
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