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Unified school-leaving exams yield worst results ever

Nearly 19 percent of students at Czech secondary schools have this year failed their final examinations. That’s the worst fail rate since unified tests were reintroduced four years ago. The Education Ministry says too many students are taking the exams – but some experts believe they might just be too difficult.

 
 
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Police investigate tragic death of…

Police are investigating the shocking death of a pregnant woman shortly after a routine test at a clinic in the eastern…

 
 
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Czech scientists develop Lyme disease…

Czech scientists have developed a new vaccine against Lyme disease. Presenting their breakthrough on Tuesday, the…

 
 
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Prague takes over administration of…

The City of Prague has taken over administration of the Opencard – the multi-purpose transit pass with more than one…

 
 
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Czech schools offering bilingual…

Czech schools which are trying to improve their pupils’ chances in life by offering bilingual courses are now facing a…

 
 
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Controversial abortion pill goes on…

Czech pharmacies on Monday begin selling the controversial abortion pill RU-486 which has been approved for terminating…

 
 
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Geocaching not far removed from Czech…

Last year a Czech project combining a stratospheric balloon with GPS-locatable pods released and dispersed at random…

 
 
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Wine Producers Association says a fifth…

Although Czechs are perceived as a nation of beer drinkers, they have increasingly developed a taste for wine. They now…

 
 
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Ministry plans to regulate Segway…

A growing number of visitors to Prague are using the Segways two-wheelers to get around the city’s historic centre. But…

 
 
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Study: Czechs world leaders in…

A freshly published international study from consultants Ernst & Young makes for disturbing reading when it comes to…

 
 
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New legislation to require all…

Around one thousand municipalities already offer so-called ‘brown bins’ for the recycling of organic waste so that is…

 
 
 
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