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· July, 2009

Stories about Czech Republic from July, 2009

Czech Republic: New Mosque in Brno?

The Czech Daily Word reports that “Christian Democrats oppose plans to build a new mosque in Brno.”

Czech Republic: Significant Czech Woman Abroad Award writes about the 2009 winners of the award for Significant Czech Woman Abroad.

Russia: Retreat of the Cold Warriors

Gerhard Mangott discusses [GER] the recent letter by Central and East European leaders, warning the US of the consequences of a withdrawal from the region.

Czech Republic: Sixty percent of Czechs support death penalty

The Czech Daily Word draws attention to a survey showing that 6 out of 10 Czechs support the death penalty.

Czech Republic-Slovakia: Fraternal friction in Euroland

Czechmatediary comments on a New York Times article reporting how Slovakia benefits from the introduction of Euro, whereas the Czech Republic seems to lag behind without the EU-currency.

Czech Republic: A story of engineerial ingenuity

The Reference Frame examines the biography of ingenious Czech inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), and discusses his role for the development of science and industry.

Czech Republic: President vetoes anticrisis bill

The Reference Frame reports that Czech President Vaclac Klaus has vetoed a parliamentary anti-crisis bill and presents his own thoughts on the matter.

Czech Republic-Canada: Reintroducing a visa regime? reports that Canada is considering reimposing visa requirements for Czech citizens, following a surge in the number of Czech refugee seekers to Canada over the last year.

Czech Republic: World's first triple hybrid bus

The Reference Frame tells about the first ever serially manufactured triple hybrid bus, made in the Czech city of Pilsen – otherwise famous for its beer.

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