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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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Families given month to quit homes…

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Why are over half of Czech bachelor…

Many businesses and economists complain that the number of graduates in the Czech labour force is consistently too low.…

 
 
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Klára Váňová: Barberette wants fair…

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Government backs same-sex marriage bill…

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