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The Czech government finances an official ministry for the protection of the environment.1 However, the city of Prague, in particular, struggles with severe air pollution due to its population density and industrially-focused industries.2 The Czech Republic is reported to be one of the six highest countries in Europe for air pollution, contributing to the deaths of over two thousand people each year.3 89% of the population comes into contact with harmful pollutants on a daily basis.4 Such exposure can cause lung diseases, heart attacks, and other major cardiovascular issues, particularly in young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and the homeless.5

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1 Air Pollution Fact Sheet 2013 Czech Republic
2 http://zpravy.aktualne.cz/more-than-two-thousand-czechs-killed-by-air-pollution/r~i:article:682658/
3-5 Ibid
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Czech Republic News

The National 
The second largest city in the Czech Republic, it has a good energy provided by a student population and a pleasant-enough core to wander around. But its strength lies in a remarkably interesting swathe of attractions that don't fall back on the ... See more..
ReporterNews.com 
The Wylie Junior League All-Stars have been eliminated from title contention at the Junior Baseball World Series, but they're still having fun and making memories at Heritage Park in Taylor, Michigan. Playing a consolation game against South Czech ... See more..
Variety 
For filmmakers seeking a location that possesses both natural beauty and a bustling urban landscape, the Czech Republic offers many ideal landscapes and cityscapes. In addition, producers can take advantage of the country's multiple incentives ... See more..
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Reuters UK 
PRAGUE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Czech financial markets on Friday. ALL TIMES GMT (Czech Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
After joining the European Union (EU) in 2004, the Czech Republic introduced civil unions in 2006. In the run-up to the October elections, a coalition of five Czech non-governmental organizations started a campaign called Jsme fér! (We are fair) to ... See more..
Radio Prague 
Las Ramblas, Barcelona, August 18, 2017, photo: CTK Victims of the terrorist attack on Las Ramblas, in which a van ploughed mercilessly into pedestrians, were citizens of at least 24 countries and children were among the victims. On Friday morning ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
The Czech Republic has filed a law suit against the EU over plans by Brussels to tighten gun ownership that Prague claims could threaten national security and will undermine trust in the EU. Aiming to make it harder for terrorists to get access to guns ... See more..
Insidethegames.biz 
The Czech Republic's Karolina Galuskova did enough for silver and bronze was sealed by Camille Prigent of France. The second Austrian success came in the men's equivalent as Mario Leitner powered to victory by clocking an overall 96.77. Italy's Jakob ... See more..
SB Nation 
On Wednesday, Jagr sat down with NHL.com to discuss his situation and his plans for the future if no teams come calling. Among them is a potential return to the Czech Republic and to Kladno, a hockey club Jagr owns, if he has not found a job come ... See more..
New York Times 
A 19th-century farmstead with six bedrooms and five bathrooms renovated with an eye to historic detail is for sale in Racice, a small town near Prague in the ... See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, between Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Austria
Area

Total 78,867 sq km
Land 77,247 sq km
Water 1,620 sq km

Climate

temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters
Natural Resources

hard coal, soft coal, kaolin, clay, graphite, timber ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

air and water pollution in areas of northwest Bohemia and in northern Moravia around Ostrava present health risks; acid rain damaging forests; efforts to bring industry up to EU code should improve domestic pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Czech
Population
10,162,921 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Czech Republic is a stable and prosperous market economy closely integrated with the EU, especially since the country's EU accession in 2004. While the conservative, inward-looking Czech financial system has remained relatively healthy, the small, open, export-driven Czech economy remains sensitive to changes in the economic performance of its main export markets, especially Germany. When Western Europe and Germany fell into recession in late 2008, demand for Czech goods plunged, leading to double digit drops in industrial production and exports. As a result, real GDP fell 4.7% in 2009, with most of the decline occurring during the first quarter. ...See More Real GDP, however, slowly recovered with positive quarter-on-quarter growth starting in the second half of 2009 and continuing throughout 2011. In 2012, however, the economy fell into a recession due to a slump in external demand. The auto industry remains the largest single industry, and, together with its upstream suppliers, accounts for nearly 24% of Czech manufacturing. The Czech Republic produced more than a million cars for the first time in 2010, over 80% of which were exported. Foreign and domestic businesses alike voice concerns about corruption especially in public procurement. Other long term challenges include dealing with a rapidly aging population, funding an unsustainable pension and health care system, and diversifying away from manufacturing and toward a more high-tech, services-based, knowledge economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$291.7 billion (2012 est.); $295.4 billion (2011 est.); $289.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

21% of GDP (2012 est.); 21.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, hops, fruit; pigs, poultry
Industries

motor vehicles, metallurgy, machinery and equipment, glass, armaments