Extractions: Back Much as it did in Czech society, life among the Roma changed drastically after November 1989. A part of the Roma began to search for their identity and to open their culture. They started to put out Romani periodicals and works of original Romani literature, and started to speak of the Roma as a distinct ethnic minority with the right to education in their mother tongue. The post-November developments had another side, however, as the Roma have faced high unemployment (as a consequence of their low skill levels and the prejudice they face from many employers), the loss of the social safety net with which the socialist state ensured their submission (as well as that of the rest of Czech society), and most of all, the rapid rise in acts of physical violence towards the Roma.
Extractions: Introduction With the aim of obtaining the most objective and precise information about the current situation of the Romani community we tried to use a maximum of sources; official documentation from individual ministries, as well as the experience of involved non-governmental organizations, Romani initiatives, state and local administration officials, the knowledge of the members of the Council on Nationalities' (further, the "Council") ad hoc working group for matters pertaining to Romani citizens, etc. A complete summary of the sources used, including a list of consultants, is found in Appendix no. 7 to the Report. Part I of the Report describes the Romani community's situation and factors which influence it. Part II of the Report. The seriousness of the problems connected with the Romani community comes primarily from the fact that a significant portion of the Romani minority in the Czech Republic belongs to the lowest social level, with high unemployment, a low level of education, and, compared to the total population, a disproportionately high crime rate. In addition, the proportion of the Romani population of the total population is increasing, and this group has difficulty fitting into processes which are standard for the majority.
Extractions: By Jolyon Naegele Prague, 29 October 1997 (RFE/RL) - The Czech cabinet at its weekly session today is due to discuss a report on the state of the country's Roma that it has already rejected on two previous occasions. Czech President Vaclav Havel will attend the cabinet session this afternoon at which the government's Council for Nationalities' report on the situation of Roma in the Czech Republic will be discussed. CTK says Havel intends to appeal to the government to approve the document, which offers solutions to the situation of Czech Roma, to prevent their emigration abroad and a possible reimposing of visa requirements by Britain. The British port of Dover this month has been inundated by hundreds of Roma asylum seekers from Slovakia and the Czech Republic. More recent arrivals have been turned back at Dover or prevented by French authorities from crossing the Channel to Britain. Meanwhile, Britain has reduced the waiting time for decisions on asylum from 28 days to just five days. Britain is threatening to reinstitute visas for Czech and Slovak citizens. Czech Prime Minister Klaus on Monday called for British authorities and Czech Roma "to calm down," since this problem could seriously complicate the Czech Republic's chances of joining the European Union.
Extractions: Email this article to a friend By Eugen Tomiuc The Czech government late yesterday announced it will temporarily introduce visa requirements for Romanian citizens as of 1 October. The government says the measure proposed by the Interior Ministry is necessary because of a sharp increase in the number of Romanian asylum seekers in the Czech Republic. But the Czech Foreign Ministry which opposes the measure says it is not clear whether the Czech authorities will be able to enforce the decision so soon. Prague, 30 August 2001 (RFE/RL) The Czech government yesterday said it will temporarily suspend its bilateral agreement with Romania on visa-free travel as of 1 October. The government says the measure was demanded by the Interior Ministry following an increase in the number of Romanian asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in the Czech Republic. Czech government spokesman Libor Roucek told RFE/RL that the number of Romanians seeking asylum in the Czech Republic rose sharply this year and now accounts for over 11 percent of all asylum seekers. "The reason [for the restriction] is the sharp increase of the asylum seekers from Romania. If we look at the numbers in the year 2000, for the entire year, only 510 Romanian citizens asked for asylum. But if we look at the current figures, in early June [the figure] was already more than 800 Romanians. That is more than 11 percent of all applicants."
Extractions: By Jolyon Naegele Prague, 17 April 1997 (RFE/RL) - The government of the Czech Republic has announced sweeping measures designed to halt the country's rapidly growing foreign trade deficit and to revive its sagging economy. The cabinet yesterday approved a document setting out "a very complicated combination of individual measures and... an explicit change of the original goals of the government's policy." It says these should accelerate the ongoing transformation process. But the cabinet at the same time says the document represents continuity of all the center-right coalition government's basic priorities. The document terms the virtual stagnation of exports as ominous in the face of an 8.5 percent rise in imports, and a budget deficit for the first quarter of this year of some $330 million (10 billion crowns). It says these developments are not sustainable and must be tackled so as to improve the balance of payments and the balance of trade, prevent stagnation of economic growth and maintain relatively low inflation. The document, which is entitled "Corrections to economic policy and further transformation measures", concedes these goals are largely contradictory and are not entirely achievable by the end of this year.
WomenWatch - Czech Republic: Government RESOLUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC of 8th April 1998, No. 236 on the Prioritiesand Procedure of the Government in Promoting the Equality of Men and Women. http://www.un.org/womenwatch/confer/beijing/national/czech.htm
Extractions: the Equality of Men and Women The Government I. Approves the Priorities and Procedures of the Government in Promoting the Equality of Men and Women set down in Part III of the material submitted, adjusted according to the suggestions of the Government; II. Enjoins 1. the members of the Government and the Chairman of the Czech Statistical Office to ensure the fulfilment of the measures according to point I of this resolution, 2. the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs to elaborate and submit to the Government by 30th April 1999 a comprehensive report on the fulfilment of the measures according to points I and II/1 of this resolution. To be executed by: The members of the Government, The Chairman of the Czech Statistical Office The Prime Minister Priorities and Procedures of the Government in Promoting the Equality of Men and Women 1. Promotion of the Principle of the Equality of Men and Women as Part of the Government Policy The equality of citizens regardless of their sex is a part of the basic principles of democratic society. The effective action of this principle presumes its precise anchorage in law, legal awareness of its fundaments and its consistent everyday individual promotion. The Government may make an important contribution through its policy to the fulfilment of each of the prerequisites mentioned. Apart from taking targeted measures it influences the public constantly through its everyday attitudes and manifestations of its activity through which it makes clear its own degree of determination to participate in the elimination of stereotypes in the view taken of the role of women in society and in the family.
Czech Republic Government The head of state is the President who is elected directly. The Czech republicas an independent judiciary. CURRENT GOVERNMENT. President, Havel, Vaclav. http://www.nationbynation.com/Czech/Gov.html
Extractions: BACK TO THE FRONT PAGE BASIC INFO. GEOGRAPHY GOVERNMENT ... CZECH REPUBLIC The Czech Republic is democracy. It has an independent parliament. The head of state is the President who is elected directly. The Czech republic as an independent judiciary. CURRENT GOVERNMENT President Havel, Vaclav Prime Minister Zeman, Milos Dep. Prime Min. Kavan, Jan Dep. Prime Min. Mertlik, Pavel Dep. Prime Min. Rychetsky, Pavel Dep. Prime Min. Spidla, Vladimir Min. of Agriculture Fencl, Jan Min. of Culture Dostal, Pavel Min. of Defense Vetchy, Vladimir Min. of Education Zeman, Eduard Min. of Environment Kuzvart, Milos Min. of Finance Mertlik, Pavel Min. of Foreign Affairs Kavan, Jan Min. of Health Fiser, Bohumil Gregr, Miroslav Min. of Interior Gross, Stanislav Min. of Justice Motejl, Otakar Spidla, Vladimir Min. of Local Development Lachnit, Petr Schling, Jaromir Min. Without Portfolio Brezina, Karel Governor, Czech National Bank Tosovsky, Josef Ambassador to the US Vondra, Aleksandr Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Galuska, Vladimir
Documents Of The Czech Republic Government Documents of the czech republic government. Regular Report on Czech Republic'sprogress towards accession 2002 (Dokument ve formátu Acrobat PDF). http://wtd.vlada.cz/pages/vladacr_dokumenty_en.htm
Extractions: Regular Report on Czech Republic's progress towards accession 2002 (Dokument ve formátu Acrobat PDF) TOWARDS THE ENLARGED UNION Strategy Paper 2002 (Dokument ve formátu Acrobat PDF) ANNEX to the Coalition Agreement between the Czech Social Democratic Party, the Christian Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party, and the Freedom Union - Democratic Union of 9 July 2002 Declaration of the Government of the Czech Republic to the NATO summit: "Prague Summit - Challenge for the Czech Republic and the Alliance" published on September 11, 2002: Draft of the address of Prime minister of Czech republic Vladimir Spidla on parliamentary miniconference organised by the Commitee for european affairs of danish Parliament in Copenhagen the 9th of September 2002 "Czech republic on the way to EU - efforts and results": COALITION AGREEMENT ... Documents of the former government ... document.writeln("Poslední aktualizace: " + document.lastModified)
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Extractions: local short form: Ceska Republika Government type: parliamentary democracy Capital: Prague Administrative divisions: 13 regions (kraje, singular - kraj) and 1 capital city* (hlavni mesto); Brnensky, Budejovicky, Jihlavsky, Karlovarsky, Kralovehradecky, Liberecky, Olomoucky, Ostravsky, Pardubicky, Plzensky, Praha*, Stredocesky, Ustecky, Zlinsky Independence: 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia) National holiday: Czech Founding Day, 28 October (1918) Constitution: ratified 16 December 1992; effective 1 January 1993 Legal system: civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; legal code modified to bring it in line with Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) obligations and to expunge Marxist-Leninist legal theory Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
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Extractions: local long form: Ceska Republika Government type parliamentary democracy Capital Prague Administrative divisions 13 regions (kraje, singular - kraj) and 1 capital city* (hlavni mesto); Jihocesky Kraj, Jihomoravsky Kraj, Karlovarsky Kraj, Kralovehradecky Kraj, Liberecky Kraj, Moravskoslezsky Kraj, Olomoucky Kraj, Pardubicky Kraj, Plzensky Kraj, Praha*, Stredocesky Kraj, Ustecky Kraj, Vysocina, Zlinsky Kraj Independence 1 January 1993 (Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia) National holiday Czech Founding Day, 28 October (1918) Constitution ratified 16 December 1992; effective 1 January 1993 Legal system civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; legal code modified to bring it in line with Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) obligations and to expunge Marxist-Leninist legal theory
Extractions: local short form: Ceska Republika Data code EZ Government type parliamentary democracy National capital Prague Administrative divisions 8 regions (kraje, kraj - singular); Jihocesky, Jihomoravsky, Praha, Severocesky, Severomoravsky, Stredocesky, Vychodocesky, Zapadocesky Independence 1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia) National holiday National Liberation Day, 8 May; Founding of the Republic, 28 October Constitution ratified 16 December 1992; effective 1 January 1993 Legal system civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; legal code modified to bring it in line with Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) obligations and to expunge Marxist-Leninist legal theory Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
About The Czech Republic Czech Republic information includes Anthems, Defense, Economy, Flags, Geography,Government, Maps, News, Weather. czech republic government. http://www.countryreports.org/czechrepublic.htm
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Czech Republic: Government The Czech Republic is a parliamentary democracy. The prime minister, who is thehead of government, is appointed by the president, as is the cabinet. http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/world/A0857674.html
Extractions: Encyclopedia Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a parliamentary democracy. The bicameral legislature consists of the 81-seat senate, whose members are elected by popular vote to serve staggered two-, four-, and six-year terms, and the 200-seat chamber of deputies, whose members are popularly elected for four-year terms. The president, who is the chief of state, is elected by parliament for a five-year term. The prime minister, who is the head of government, is appointed by the president, as is the cabinet. The leading political parties are the Civic Democratic Party, the Social Democratic party, the Christian Democratic party, and the Civic Democratic Alliance. For administrative purposes, the country is divided into eight administrative regions, including the capital. Sections in this article:
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Extractions: local short form: Ceska Republika Data code: EZ Government type: parliamentary democracy Capital: Prague Administrative divisions: Independence: 1 January 1993 (from Czechoslovakia) National holiday: National Liberation Day, 8 May; Founding of the Republic, 28 October Constitution: ratified 16 December 1992; effective 1 January 1993 Legal system: civil law system based on Austro-Hungarian codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; legal code modified to bring it in line with Organization on Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) obligations and to expunge Marxist-Leninist legal theory Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal Executive branch: