From 1948 to 1990 Czechoslovakia was part of the Marxist–Leninist Warsaw Pact, which was formed in May 1955, and had a command or planned economy. A period of political liberalization in 1968, known as the Prague Spring, was forcibly ended when several other Warsaw Pact countries invaded. In 1989, as Marxist–Leninist governments and communism were ending all over Europe, Czechoslovaks peacefully deposed their government in the Velvet Revolution; state price controls were removed after a period of preparation. In 1993 Czechoslovakia divided into two sovereign states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The language began in its present linguistic branch as Old Czech before slowly dwindling in importance, dominated by German in the Czech lands. During the mid-eighteenth century, it experienced a revival in which Czech academics stressed the past accomplishments of their people and advocated the return of Czech as a major language. It has changed little since this time, except for minor morphological shifts and the formalization of colloquial elements.
In the first phase, every team plays each other four times—twice at home and twice away—which makes for a 52-game regular season.
After the 52-game regular season, the first six teams directly qualify for the quarter-finals, while teams which placed 7 to 10 play a round-robin to determine the final two participants in the quarter-finals.
The First League, unlike other leagues around the world, has two winners. The playoffs end with the semi-finals, with the two winning teams being declared co-champions. The two teams then go on to face the bottom two teams from the Extraliga in a round-robin. The two highest-placed teams at the end of the round robin are promoted to the Extraliga for the following season.
The last team at the end of the regular season is directly relegated to the Second League for the following season. They are replaced by winner of a best-of-seven series between the winners of the East and the West division of the Second League.
Some parties are held in honor of a specific person, day, or event, such as a birthday party, a Super Bowl party, or a St. Patrick’s Day party. Parties of this kind are often called celebrations. A party is not necessarily a private occasion. Public parties are sometimes held in restaurants, pubs, beer gardens, nightclubs or bars, and people attending such parties may be charged an admission fee by the host. Large parties in public streets may celebrate events such as Mardi Gras or the signing of a peace treaty ending a long war.
Whereas the second series was set mainly in a flat in Dalston, England, the third series was set in a second hand shop below the flat called the Nabootique, owned by Naboo, and run by Howard Moon and Vince Noir. The flat, however, is re-used for most of the setting of the episode "Party".
Series 3 had the smallest budget of all three series to date. Filming for the series took place in seven weeks, from July to September 2007, in a warehouse in a disused Ministry of Defence site in Surrey, England.
Then parliamentary elections in June threw her far-right National Rally (NR) party a lifeline, going from just eight members of ...Up to now it struggled with controversial loans from Russian, Czech and Hungarian banks, as party chiefs claimed French banks would not deal with them.
CNN also reported the claim, citing US intelligence assessments ... Most of its NATO allies have followed suit, all the while insisting they were not a party to the conflict. Last month, Czech media reported that Washington was looking to buy $3 billion worth of anti-aircraft missiles and artillery ammunition from South Korea.
Now, as Romanian and Bulgarian hopes culminate of joining by the end of the year the 26-country Schengen area, where passports and other border controls have been abolished, a Dutch veto could deal the more junior EU members another disheartening blow and thwart a stated priority for the CzechEU Presidency, whose term ends in January.
The Le Pen family and the party also have deep ties to Vladimir Putin’sRussia. While Le Pen condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, she has also questioned resulting Western sanctions against Russia, and her party took out a $9 million loan from the FirstCzech-Russian bank in 2014 that many see as a Russian effort to influence French politics.
Tourists in Prague may get the impression that the Czech capital is also the cannabis capital of Europe... The issue of cannabis was put on the agenda by the Czech PirateParty (CPS), the smallest member of the governing coalition ... According to the party's estimates, taxing hemp products could annually bring in the Czech Republic around €800 million.
One of the wealthiest people in the CzechRepublic, Babis is also leader of the Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), the largest single party in the country's lower house of parliament ... Former Czech PM Babis announces presidential candidacy.
Former CzechPrime Minister Andrej Babis, the leader of the country’s most popular party, said he’ll run in the January presidential election ... He’ll seek one of the top Czech political posts just over a year after losing a parliamentary election to a coalition of center-right parties ... 13-14 ... .
Police said windows were broken and a fire broke out shortly after 5 a.m. Friday at the Spreehotel on the outskirts of Bautzen in what authorities believe was an anti-foreigner attack ... The city, located east of Dresden near the borders with Poland and the CzechRepublic, has become a stronghold of the far-right Alternative for Germany party.