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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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Situation in Ukraine tops Eastern…

Heads of state and other officials from countries of Central and Eastern Europe as well as three post-Soviet states of…

 
 
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Czech government aims to reset…

The Czech government want to reset relations with China in an attempt to boost trade between the two countries. Just…

 
 
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Authorities pledge clampdown on car…

Czech officials have pledged to crack down on the widespread practice of altering used cars’ mileage. It is estimated…

 
 
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Small general goods & grocery stores…

The results of a study released by Nielsen this week suggest the last 15 years have been less than kind to small…

 
 
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Nymburk pair to pedal 850km down Elbe…

Two local boys from Nymburk – about 50km east of Prague – will set out on an unusual journey at the end of June…

 
 
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PM connects with French socialists…

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka began a two-day visit to France on Thursday, his first to Paris since taking office…

 
 
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Education minister says it is time to…

A recent incident at a home for children with behavioral problems where two teenagers brutally attacked their teacher…

 
 
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Will Czech Republic end restrictions on…

The Czech Republic is facing proceedings at the EU’s Court of Justice over restricting the political rights of EU…

 
 
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Architecture critic: Plan to make…

Plans are afoot to turn a former railroad freight station in the Prague district of Žižkov into a new cultural hub. The…

 
 
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TOP 09 seeks Czech backing for Europe…

The Czech media sector has often won international praise in the past for its freedom and independence. But some in the…

 
 
 
 
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