Compact archive June 5, 2006

New sport zone in Prague-Modrany

Freestyle Park Modrany association has a plan with Vltava river bank. It wants to build there sports grounds for in-line roller skate, bikes and skateboards. There is also planned sport ground for beach volleyball, petanque and also multi-purpose green ground.

It is also planned that old freight ship will be repaired and the will be a restaurant and public toilets. It i because a danger of floods. The zone is connected with a bike trace and golf grounds.

Total cost is expected at 73,8 millions crowns, some of them will come from European union funds. The and of first phase (repair of the ship, removing concrete surface) is expected at 2008.

Great success of Green Party

Green Party conduct by Martin Bursik has a great success. It is for the first time that non-Parliament party has become a member of Parliament in Czech Republic. With their 6,29 % the Party has exceeded required 5 % to have any seat in the Chamber of Deputies.

Another great success is that this is for the first time that any Green Party has become a member in a Chamber of Deputies in a Parliament in any former communistic state in the world.

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To love and to like in Czech Republic

These two words have a relative meaning. In English mean a something little different than in Czech. Czechs are using “to love” in some specific events. Generally, “to love” is used by Czechs in less cases than English.

For example Czech can say that they love her/his partner, a food, a game (mostly soccer ;-) etc.

But almost no one would say “I love my friend.”

There is one article about it.

First, they only say “I love you” (miluji tě) to the person they’re romantically involved with. Not to parents, close friends other relatives, or things they enjoy tremendously (say, ice cream or beer). Just to their romantic partners. Confused, I asked my students, “So what do you say to your mother?” “I like you, mom.”

The rest of this article as well as some Czech wedding traditions is here.

The week of poster calm

Association of Poster stickers is cleaning Prague Conservation Area from illegal posters tor it’s own expense this weekend. Now starts The week of poster calmness. It means that the association wants to prevent any further illegal posting during this week.

This step was made as a protest against billing at disapproval places, which had bad effect on face of Prague.

Last article about illegal posting is here.

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Elections results

The election to Chamber of Deputies is finished and there are results:

ODS       :—————————————————- 35,38 %
CSSD      :————————————————32,32 %
KSCM     :——————- 12,81 %
KDU-CSL:———- 7,22 %
SZ           :———6,29 %

Other Parties has less than 5% and threfore they have no seat in Chamber of Deputies.

That’s how 200 seats in Chamber of Deputies are divided:
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ODS 81, KDU-CSL 13, SZ 8, CSSD 74, KSCM 26.
This means that the results are a draw.
The winner of the elections ODS has with right-wing and most probably coalition Parties (KDU+CSL, SZ) exactly 100 seats as well as CSSD and KSCM. It means that ODS+KDU-CSL+SZ has hardly no chance to create the Governmnent approved by new composition of Chamber of Deputies.

ODS – Civic Democratic Party
CSSD – Czech Social Democratic Party
KSCM The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
KDU-CSL Christian Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party
SZ- Green Party

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