Stories about Czech Republic from March, 2009
Czech Republic: After the No-Confidence Vote
Updates on the situation in the Czech Republic following the no-confidence vote – at The Czech Daily Word and A Fistful of Euros.
Czech Republic: Government Loses No Confidence Vote
Dr. Sean's Diary writes about “he first time a Czech government has been unseated by a vote of confidence since 1989 and, if I'm not mistaken, ever in modern Czech history.” Eternal Remont is pleading: “Oh Czech Republic, do NOT go Ukraine on us…please.”
Czechoslovakia: Tiresome narratives of Prague '68
Dr. Sean's Diary reviews the second episode of BBC 2's series The Lost World of Communism, dealing with communist Czechoslovakia, and finds it rather basic and tiresome.
Czech Republic, Slovakia: 2nd Republic of Czechoslovakia
The Reference Frame writes about the 70th anniversary of the disintegration of the Second Republic of Czechoslovakia.
Czech Republic: ‘Czechoslovakia,’ writes AP
The Czech Daily Word catches the AP using the name ‘Czechoslovakia’ – and the IHT reprinting the piece without correcting the mistake.
Central & Eastern Europe: Ruthenians
Edward Lucas writes about the plight of Ruthenians.
Czech Republic, Russia: Klaus, Putin and the Environment
CzechFolks.com writes about Vaclav Klaus’ views on global warming and other issues. The Reference Frame thinks that Vladimir Putin has become “the ultimate green messiah.”
Czech Republic: Naming Rules and Laws
The Czech Daily Word writes about “the rules on how first names and last names of Czechs shall be given, used, written, etc.”
Czech Republic: The Crisis and the Media
The Czech Daily Word doesn't like the Czech media's approach to the coverage of the crisis: “But I think it is more than obvious by now that the more extensive and detailed coverage of anything where the word crisis is mentioned, the more people will, well, freak out.”
Czech Republic: “We care about Tibet”
The Czech Daily Word writes: “The famous flag can be seen on various buildings all over Brno once again. Institutions, public or private companies and even individuals display it to say We care about Tibet.”
Czech Republic: “Symbols of America That Did Not Catch On”
“Czechs don’t use checks” – and seven more “symbols of America that did not catch on in the Czech Republic” – at The Czech Daily Word.
Europe: Obama's Upcoming Visit and Quotes
Bloggers share their thoughts on Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Europe and react to his mention of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Ukraine.
Czech Republic: Internet Outage
CzechFolks.com writes about “a careless but simple mistake” made by “an employee of an Internet service provider company SuproNet in Uhersky Brod,” which “caused an Internet outage mostly in Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Egypt, China, and the USA.”
Czech Republic: Coverage of the Economy
The Reference Frame writes about the coverage of the Czech economy in the FT and the Economist and the Czech National Bank's clarifications.
Czech Republic: Mělník
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about Mělník, a town 30km north of Prague.
Czech Republic, Slovakia: Masopust/Fasinek
Belatedly, links to posts on Masopust, a Czech carnival, and Fasinek, a Slovak carnival, at CzechFolks.com and Czechmatediary.