Stories about Czech Republic from March, 2008
The Economist‘s blog, Certain Ideas of Europe, reports from the Czech Republic on how “charging patients a small sum for visits to publicly funded doctors” has more or less eliminated “micro-bribing.”
The Czech Daily Word writes about football hooligans in Prague.
Czechmatediary.com writes about the Bone Church of the town of Kutna Hora.
Dr. Sean's Diary reports that ex-president Vaclav Havel supports stationing of the U.S. anti-missile radar base in the Czech Republic.
The Czech Daily Word posts pictures and reports on a mini-protest by Iraqis that was held in Brno.
Easter is a very important celebration both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, called Velikonoce - from Veliké noci or Great Nights. Although the religious connotations of Easter were suppressed under the communist regime, nowadays Czechs and Slovaks are again aware of the strong Christian background of Easter, although they regard it as mostly fun times. Many traditions are still observed, especially in villages. Several bloggers have been describing some of them.
The Reference Frame writes about the Erratic Boulder “anti-prizes” awarded by Sisyfos, the Czech scientific skeptics’ club, for “confusing the Czech public and for contributions to the development of muddy thinking.”
The Czech Daily Word reports that former Czech PM has failed his bar exam and will not be able to get his attorney license.
The Czech Daily Word reviews the Miss Czech Republic beauty pageant.
The Czech Daily Word reports on the death of a Czech soldier in Afghanistan.
Dr. Sean's Diary reviews Martin Horak’s Governing the Post-Communist City, a “study of city government in Prague in the decade following the collapse of communism.”
Lituanica writes about an anniversary of “restoration of independence of Lithuania.”
The Czech Daily Word reports on the “thousands of Americans” who “are staying illegally in the Czech Republic” – “because of the new Schengen rules.”
The Czech Daily Word compares the Russian presidential election to the earlier Czech one.