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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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When Edward Meegan visited the Czech Republic as a tourist in 1993, he had no intention of staying. I talked to him…

 
 
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Czech Republic joins international…

A few weeks ago the Czech Republic joined “Refugees Welcome International ” a platform that was founded in November…

 
 
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Czech glassmaker produces extraordinary…

The Czech Republic is known for its skilled glassmakers, getting commissions for lighting installations and glass…

 
 
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Czechs mark witch-burning night around…

Burning witches on April 30-May 1 is an ancient pagan tradition which developed in various European countries…

 
 
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Burning witches on April 30-May 1 is an ancient pagan tradition which developed in various European countries…

 
 
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Dutch nationals face charge of grievous…

Two Dutch nationals, charged with grievous bodily harm in an attack on a Czech waiter last weekend, have been remanded…

 
 
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David Hanaček - Founder of Fox in the…

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Czech Republic plummets on media…

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Prague executive committee backs…

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Sculpture of Saint Vojtěch, fellow…

Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral has gotten a new group of statues depicting the saints Vojtěch, Radim and Radla. The idea…

 
 
 
 
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