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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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Labour minister proposes 15 measures to…

On Monday, the minister of labour and social affairs called for a wide-ranging interdepartmental effort to sort out the…

 
 
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Masaryk returning to Kostelec, hat not…

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Czech Radio recreates dramatic night of…

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