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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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Renowned Czech artist Adriena Šimotová…

The Czech Republic has lost one of its most respected artists: Adriena Šimotová, who passed away on Monday at the age…

 
 
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EU funds helping to educate experts in…

The Czech Republic boasts hundreds of castles, chateaux, and churches which annually attract millions of visitors…

 
 
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Coalition partners at loggerheads over…

In the coming months the Czech government will need to choose a new European Commissioner. However, while the cabinet…

 
 
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SIAL studio wins top prize for…

This week saw the awarding of the country’s Architecture Grand Prix (or Grand Prize), recognizing projects completed on…

 
 
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If you’ve found religion, give your…

Once Europe’s youngest leader, Stanislav Gross quit politics over a financial scandal before becoming mega rich through…

 
 
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Plzeň unveils cultural offering for…

The West Bohemian city of Plzeň is known for many things, but culture is probably not the first that would spring to…

 
 
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Defence Minister backtracks on NATO…

The Czech Republic’s defence minister, Martin Stropnický, has something of a political storm on his hands, following an…

 
 
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New National Security Centre launched…

This Tuesday saw the opening of the country’s National Security Centre in Brno. The new headquarters, sited in a former…

 
 
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Czech defense company Era wins NATO…

The equipment on the face of it looks very impressive, but Czech defense company Era has achieved a notable success…

 
 
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Labour ministry unveils poverty…

Approximately 1.5 million Czechs are living below the national poverty line. In line with their election promises, the…

 
 
 
 
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