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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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Debt brake revived but support lukewarm…

Czech government parties have decided to add another instrument to the toolbox for curbing the country’s overall debt…

 
 
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Former Czech intelligence chief "wouldn…

Pro-Russian rebels operating in the far east of Ukraine have announced the capture of dozens of foreign mercenaries…

 
 
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Human rights minister wants voting…

The Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Jiři Dienstbier is pushing for an amendment to the law which would give…

 
 
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Financial audit at six ministries…

The Czech Finance Ministry on Thursday unveiled the results of in-depth audits conducted at six ministries. The…

 
 
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Czech foreign ministry mulls creation…

The separatist stand in Eastern Ukraine is said by some observers to have been fermented and fuelled by the…

 
 
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PM draws fire for saying Czech Republic…

The head of the smallest party in government, the Christian Democrats, has criticised Social Democrat Prime Minister…

 
 
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Location for Winged Lion memorial not…

The district of Prague 1 has given permission for the installation of a new memorial honouring the more than 2,500…

 
 
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Controversial Opencard scheme facing…

Prague’s multi-purpose Opencard scheme which was to provide users with an efficient means of paying for public…

 
 
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Number of HIV cases in Czech Republic…

The number of registered cases of HIV in the Czech Republic jumped rapidly: in the first four months of 2014 almost one…

 
 
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Military spending must rise in wake of…

The Czech Republic’s minister of defence wants to see an increase in the country’s military spending, reversing a trend…

 
 
 
 
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