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· March, 2008

Stories about Czech Republic from March, 2008

Czech Republic: Micro-Fee vs “Micro-Bribe”

  31 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.”

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Czech Republic, Slovakia: Whipping Girls and Other Easter Traditions

  23 March 2008

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.

Czech Republic: Erratic Boulder Awards

  19 March 2008

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.”

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