Mine officials say a minor earthquake touched off a cave-in that killed two employees in the northeastern Czech republic. The two men were hit by falling debris at the mine near the border with Poland. Both victims are Polish.
In 2006, about three million of foreign immigrants settled in the European Union countries, while the largest “nomads” of today were citizens of Poland, according to Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
The sight of people in Litvínov cheering on skinheads and urging them to attack their Romani neighbours has led some to warn of a looming ethnic conflict.
The Česká hlava award for science and technology goes to the company Optaglio for creating a protective system for banknotes.
Following the Monday extremists’ clashes with police in the northern Bohemian town of Litvínov, Czech PM Mirek Topolánek publicly supported the ban of the fringe far-right Workers’ Party.
District Court in Tachov has ruled that Ivo Kokrment did not attack policemen during a CzechTek outdoor techno party in 2005. The Justice Ministry has to pay for all Kokrment’s legal costs.
The country has recently begun to wrestle with how it will meet its energy needs in the future, and more nuclear power seems to be topping the list of options.
The Czech government is under pressure to ban extremist groups after more than 500 supporters of the far-right Workers’ Party clashed with police in a Romani neighbourhood.
Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesman on 18 November called on the Czech Government to reconsider its recent decision to temporarily suspend the granting of entry visas to Vietnamese citizens until the end of this year.
Always keep in mind you aren’t the only one on the slope. (ČTK) A survey among Czech skiers could provide some interesting data: Which of them knows the ten simple rules of the International Ski Federation? Good knowledge of the rules could come handy though because for the first time ever a Czech court is bringing criminal charges against a skier for causing serious injury while skiing. The skier is now facing two years in prison for breaching the federation’ rules. The story started last year on Kobyla, a popular slope in Šumava. A young skier did not notice a 7-year-old girl, which was approaching the ski lift turnstiles. He managed to avoid hitting her father but was too fast