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  1. Combustion Metamorphism in the Most Basin, Czech Republic : (chapter 6)

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    Žáček, V.; Skála, Roman; Dvořák, Z.

    Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015 - (Stracher, G.; Prakash, A.; Sokol, E.), s. 161-202. (3: Case Studies - Coal Fire s). ISBN 978-0-444-59509-6 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : porcellanite * buchite * combustion * pyrometamorphism * srebrodolskite * barioferrite * kirschsteinite * esseneite * Most Basin * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  2. Czech Republic

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    Nešpor, Zdeněk

    Los Angeles : Sage , 2012 - (Juergensmeyer, M.; Roof, W.), s. 275 ISBN 9780761927297 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Czech Republic * religion * sociology of religion Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  3. Czech Republic

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    Linek, Lukáš

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 54, č. 1 (2015), s. 78-85. ISSN 2047-8852 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP408/12/1474 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : Czech politics * political parties * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2047-8852.12082/abstract

  4. Czech Republic

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    Linek, Lukáš

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 53, č. 1 (2014), s. 92-103. ISSN 2047-8852 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP408/12/1474 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : Czech politics * political parties * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2047-8852.12043/abstract

  5. Czech Republic

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    Hoskovec, Jiří

    New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 - (Baker, D.), s. 138-161. (Oxford Library of Psychology ). ISBN 9780195366556 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : Czech Republic * history of psychology * psychology of personality * developmental psychology * health psychology * methodology of psychological research Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  6. Czech Republic

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    This document provides information on the status of institutional and financial arrangements in the Czech Republic for the long term management of HLW and SNF, It includes the following elements: A consistent set of requirements for the technical and legal infrastructure including: funding, liability, institutional control, records management, and research activities; An organizational structure with clearly defined responsibilities; and Provisions for participation by interested parties in decisions and outcomes

  7. Czech Republic

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    Mrázek, Josef

    Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015 - (Frimston, R.; Ruck Keene, A.; van Overdijk, C.; Ward, A.), s. 339-345 ISBN 978-0-19-872725-5 Institutional support: RVO:68378122 Keywords : Czech legal system * adult incapacity * private law Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences

  8. Czech Republic

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    Hoskovec, J. (Jiří)

    2012-01-01

    After a review of psychological ideas documented in connection with important personalities of Czech history since the 14th century, the development of psychology as a science in the sociohistorical context through the centuries is reported. A scientified approach to psychology within the framework of philosophy and physiology, and before the backround of the industrial Revolution, developed in the 19th century at the University of Prague, when it became a separate science. Over time, numerou...

  9. The Czech Republic

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    Cepec, J.; Lízal, Lubomír; Ušlakar, A.; Homar, A.; Lotrič, J.

    Ljubljana: Časnik Finance , 2012 - (Prašnikar, J.), s. 309-325 ISBN 978-961-6541-41-1 Institutional support: RVO:67985998 Keywords : Czech Republic * capital and labor markets * firms' indebtedness Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  10. Czech Republic; Selected Issues

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    International Monetary Fund

    1999-01-01

    This Selected Issues paper on the Czech Republic discusses issues relating to the enterprise sector and corporate governance. This includes an overview and assessment of enterprise performance along with a discussion of the concept of corporate governance and its application in the Czech Republic, including how corporate governance practices compare in an international context. The paper discusses issues related to financial sector performance and restructuring. It also takes stock of banking...

  11. Czech Republic [2011

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    Linek, Lukáš

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 50, 7-8 (2011), s. 948-954. ISSN 0304-4130 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP408/10/0584 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Czech politics * political parties * Czech republic Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences Impact factor: 1.478, year: 2011 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1475-6765.2011.02017.x/full

  12. Household adaptation strategies to floods.The case study of the Bečva river basin, the Czech Republic

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    Duží, Barbora; Vikhrov, Dmytro; Stojanov, Robert; Jakubínský, Jiří

    Brno: Global change research centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i, 2013 - (Stojanov, R.; Žalud, Z.; Cudlín, P.; Farda, A.; Urban, O.; Trnka, M.), s. 77-82 ISBN 978-80-904351-8-6. [Global Change and Resilience. Brno (CZ), 22.05.2013-24.05.2013] Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : climate extremes * floods * adaptation * coping * Bečva basin * local knowledge Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  13. Sociology - Czech Republic

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    Illner, Michal

    Berlin a Budapešť : GESIS, 2002 - (Kaase, M.; Sparschuh, V.; Wenninger, A.), s. 405-424 ISBN 3-8206-0139-2 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : sociology * Czech republic * State of the discipline Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  14. Czech republic (national report)

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    Šturma, Pavel

    Warszawa: Centrum Stosunków Miedzynarodowych, 2006 - (Podolski, A.; Jaron, P.), s. 25-47 ISBN 83-88216-99-6 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70680506 Keywords : European Union * Czech republic * Fundamental Rights Agency Subject RIV: AG - Legal Sciences

  15. Country report - Czech Republic

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    Hašková, Hana; Křížková, Alena

    Vídeň : Austrian East and Southeastern Europe Institute, 2000, s. 51-58. [Frauenpolitik und/versus Familienpolitik. Vídeň (AT), 26.11.1999] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : gender * survey * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  16. Czech Republic, tourism

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    Šauer, M.; Frantál, Bohumil

    1. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015 - (Jafar, J.; Honggen, H.) ISBN 978-3-319-01383-1 R&D Projects: GA MŠk EE2.3.20.0025 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : tourism * Czech Republic * sustainability Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_439-1

  17. Czech Republic [Country report

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    The safety indicators can provide valuable information concerning long-term safety of deep geological repository. Therefore, the research focused on safety indicators forms a part of the Czech deep disposal programme. It is supposed that around 3,720 t of spent nuclear fuel will be produced in the Czech Republic. The concept of deep disposal is based on granitic host rock using bentonites as buffer/backfill material. Brief geology of the Czech Republic is presented in the article. Three main sources were used for collection of reference data on concentration and fluxes of natural radionuclides - Geofond (hydrogeological objects), State Office for Nuclear Safety (potable water monitoring system - radionuclides) and Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (groundwater and surface water quality system). Large dataset was collected demonstrating existence of many rock bodies with radioactive element concentration above average values. This phenomenon also generally results in higher content of radionuclides in groundwater, radon in air and finally in radiation exposure of population (3.67 mSv/year). Extraordinary concentration of radioactivity is illustrated at the example of Joachimstahl radon spa waters (units of kBq/l). The most portion of data are available in a form of gross alpha and beta activities; data about individual radionuclides are much rare. Relevant data about past uranium production are specified. Finally, information about legislatively-determined limits of radionuclides in building materials and potable water are presented. (author)

  18. How do different parts of a basin contribute to discharge? Case study Rokytka Brook, Šumava Mts., Czech Republic

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    Vlcek, Lukas; Kocum, Jan; Jansky, Bohumir; Sefrna, Ludek

    2015-04-01

    How do different parts of a basin contribute to discharge? Case study Rokytka Brook, Šumava Mts., Czech Republic Lukáš Vlček, Jan Kocum, Bohumír Janský, Luděk Šefrna Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Prague, Czech Republic Runoff formation is a very important issue within a flood protection and drought prevention. To solve this topic a lot of parameters, which affect the outflow, need to be known. Especially it is necessary to find out which part of a catchment contributes mostly to discharge during flood events or during drought periods. Optimal conditions for such a research are provided by our study in Šumava Mts., where a number of former floods has been created. In near future this area can play role within the water storage enhancement in SW Czech Republic during drought periods. Central part of Šumava Mts. is covered with peat bogs and other peaty soil types which are mostly supplied by rain water. This study takes place in the small catchment (1 km²) in Šumava Mts. It is created by 2 main slopes with different vegetation and soil coverage. First slope is covered by well-developed peat bog where 3 springs were found, the second slope is covered by dead spruce forest and soil type of entic Podzol, where one spring was found. Each specific part of the catchment was mapped and equipped by devices such as water level probe or tensiometers. Spring discharges and outflow have been observed. For consecutive analyses water silica, stable isotopes and temperature observations have been carried out as well. Results of this research should help to better understand the runoff process taking place in the core zone of Šumava Mts. Moreover it should improve a flood forecasting and the knowledge about retention ability of Czech mountains.

  19. Computer Crime and Czech Republic

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    Glykner, Martin

    2011-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with computer crime in Czech Republic considering the legal point of view. It makes the reader familiar with development of cyber crime in the world and especially in Czech Republic. It deeply describes czech legal framework of fighting computer crime and its international context. This description contains examples of particular crimes and articles of law that apply to them. The paper also describes institutions that are engaged in combating this crime. Afterwards ...

  20. Response of fluvial, aeolian, and lacustrine systems to late Pleistocene to Holocene climate change, Lower Moravian Basin, Czech Republic

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    Kadlec, Jaroslav; Kocurek, G.; Mohrig, D.; Shinde, D. P.; Murari, M. K.; Varma, V.; Stehlík, F.; Beneš, V.; Singhvi, A. K.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 232, 1 March (2015), s. 193-208. ISSN 0169-555X Institutional support: RVO:67985530 Keywords : Quaternary * Czech Republic * Fluvio-aeolian Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 2.577, year: 2013

  1. Chemostratigraphy of lacustrine siliciclastics: how to process 200 m of monotonous mudstones (Most Basin, Czech Republic, Early Miocene)

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    Matys Grygar, T.; Mach, K.; Novakova, T.; Laurin, J.

    2012-04-01

    In the W to NW of the Czech Republic there are remnants of sedimentary basins (Cheb, Sokolov and Most Basins), which were part of the European Cenozoic Rift System. These basins were filled during the Burdigalian in purely terrestrial environment. Extensive peatlands (which produced economically important coal measures) in the Most Basin were covered by whole-basin Libkovice Lake after increase of the basin subsidence, and finally the lake covered more than 1000 km2. The sedimentation was terminated in the upper Early Miocene probably shortly before the Middle Miocene climatic optimum (MMCO). The resulting monotonous, siliciclastic, fossil-barren deltaic and lacustrine sediments have total thickness of up to 250 m; there is no datable material in them and hence their age is based on biostratigrahy of the basin fill. The detailed stratigraphy including correlation over the entire Most Basin (dimensions about 20x50 km), has not yet been established. We have started our research to extract its palaeoenvironmental information content from the Most Basin. The first step of our work was a chemostratigraphic correlation of the sediments obtained from five long cores (~200 m) provided by Severoceske doly (a coal-mining company). We use EDXRF element analysis and chemical analysis by ion exchange with [Cu(trien)]2+. Analysis of exchangeable/water soluble cations revealed that the Libkovice Lake was freshwater with only moderately mineralized water. Slight and smooth variations of major element content proved very stable sedimentary environment. Variations in K/Al element ratio, changes in the expandable clay mineral content (CEC), and Sr accumulations allow a detailed correlation of boreholes from different parts of the basin. Three crandallite-containing horizons formed by alteration of volcaniclastic fallouts (or mass flows) were found that supports our chemostratigraphic correlation. Spectral analysis suggests that Sr and K/Al variations possibly record orbitally driven

  2. Ecological persistence in the Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian, Namurian A) Megafloral record of the Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic

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    Gastaldo, R.A.; Purkynova, E.; Simunek, Z.; Schmitz, M.D. [Colby College, Waterville, ME (United States). Dept. of Geology

    2009-05-15

    The Serpukhovian (Namurian A) stratigraphy of the Ostrava Formation, Upper Silesian Coal Basin, Czech Republic, consists of coal-bearing paralic sediments underlain by marine deposits in a cyclothemic nature similar to those in the Pennsylvanian of Euramerica. The thickness of the formation exceeds 3000 m, in which >170 coals are identified in a foreland basin setting. Fifty-five genetic cycles are identified in the present study, using transgressional erosional surfaces as lower and upper boundaries. Terrestrial plant-macrofossil assemblages are preserved within each cycle, mostly associated with coals, and these represent a sampling of the coastal plain vegetation. New high-precision isotope dilution-thermal ionization mass spectrometry U-Pb ages on zircons from tonsteins of two coals provide chronometric constraints for the Serpukhovian. Unweighted Pair Group Method with Arithmetic Mean clustering and Bayesian statistical classification group macrofloral assemblages into four distinct stratigraphic clusters, with assemblages persisting for <18 cycles before compositional change. Cycle duration, based on Ludmila (328.84{+-}0.16 Ma) and Karel (328.01{+-}0.08 Ma) tonsteins, overlaps the short-period (100 kyr) eccentricity cycle at the 95% confidence interval. These dates push the beginning of the Serpukhovian several million years deeper in time. An estimate for the Visean-Serpukhovian boundary is proposed at similar to 330 Ma. Late Mississippian wetland ecosystems persisted for >1.8 million years before regional perturbation, extirpation, or extinction of taxa occurred. Significant changes in the composition of macrofloral clusters occur across major marine intervals.

  3. Export policy of the Czech Republic

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    Tomišková, Dominika

    2009-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the export policy of the Czech Republic. It describes the Export strategy of the Czech Republic for 2012--2020 and covers a number of institutions that currently support Czech exporters. The thesis includes a review of the export policy of Slovakia and its comparison with the current Czech export policy. In conclusion, pros and cons of the Czech export policy are highlighted. There are also suggestions to improve the Czech export support in the future.

  4. Cybercrime in the Czech Republic

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    Libovický, Radek

    2013-01-01

    With advancement in computer technology new kinds of computer crimes being spread and this is a main theme of this bachelor work. In theoretic part of this work reader will be introduced into most known types of illegal behavior first and this part is followed by concrete paragraphs from Czech criminal law which what sanction is taking for. The element of the theoretical part is statistics which are identifying rate of computer criminality in the Czech Republic. The main contribution of this ...

  5. Palaeontology, sedimentary environments and climatic indices of the Kloubouky horizon (Líně formation, Upper Pennsylvanian, Kladno-Rakovník basin, Czech Republic)

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    Šimůnek, Z.; Martínek, K.; Zajíc, Jaroslav; Drábková, J.; Mikuláš, Radek; Valentová, D.

    Kraków : Akademia górniczo-hutnicza im. S. Staszica, 2009, s. 69-78. ISBN 978-83-919850-5-9. [Sympozjum geologia formacji weglonosnych Polski /32./. Kraków (PL), 22.04.2009-23.04.2009] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA300130703 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : Upper Pennsylvanian * palaeontology * Kladno-Rakovník Basin (Czech Republic) Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  6. Nuclear power in Czech and Slovak Republics

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    The nuclear power in Czech and Slovak Republics has been described. Nuclear power plants contribute 28% to the whole energy production (12.1 TWh in Czech republic and 11.7 in Slovak Republic). The Czech and Slovak Republics' nuclear power generation programme assumes to build in these Republics further nuclear power stations with higher efficiency and better safety parameters. 12 figs, 5 tabs

  7. Nuclear legislation in Czech Republic

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    The paper presents the status of nuclear legislation in the Czech Republic, specifying the fields of nuclear activities covered, partially covered and uncovered by the present legislation. The licensing process and the competence and powers of the State Office for Nuclear Safety are also briefly described

  8. Czech Republic,TOUCHING THE DREAMLAND

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Briefly about the Czech Republic Since time immemorial, the Czech lands have been the crossroads of European cultures. The cultural character of Czech cities, villages and spa towns has always been a source of inspiration to visitors and guests, who come here from all comers of the world. The Czech Republic,the youngest in the family of European countries, was born in 1993 when the Czechoslovak Federal Republic split into two independent states.

  9. Morphostructures of the Czech Republic

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    Demek, J.; Kirchner, Karel; Mackovčin, P.; Slavík, P.

    Pécs : Institute of Geography, University of Pécs, 2007 - (Varga, G.; Kovács, I.). s. 3-4 ISBN 978-963-9632-13-4. [Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric conference on geomorphology. 24.10.2007-28.10.2007, Pécs] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : morphostructures * morphostructural analysis * tectonic evolution * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography

  10. Trichinella infection in Czech Republic

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    Jarošová, Eva

    2012-01-01

    Sumary This work deals with issues of trichinosis, gender Trichinella in Czech Republic, describes the best-known types of trichinosis, their occurrence, adaptation mechanisms important for survival, real danger of disease and preventative measures aimed at protection against the infection. Trichinellas are parasites that may cause a very dangerous disease called trichinelosa which can be fatal to humans. It occurs mainly in carnivores and humans may be infected by ingestion of under ...

  11. Restructuring in SMEs: Czech Republic

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    Bučinová, Lucie; Bučina, Petr; Dužár, Jiří; Hruška, Vladan

    2013-01-01

    Based on information derived from 85 case studies across all EU Member States and other sources, the project outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring, explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers some insight into how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and sets out several policy pointers for future action. This is the country report for the Czech Republic.

  12. Integration of foreigners in the Czech Republic

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    Horčicová, Helena

    2011-01-01

    How successful is the government of the Czech Republic at supporting social integration of foreigners? What is the immigrant integration policy in the Czech Republic? The aim of this theses is to overview and analyse the immigrant integration in the Czech Republic. The concept of immigrant integration is crucial to the process of immigrant integration, therefore I focus on it and analyse it in detail. In the past few years, there has been a clear shift of immigrant policy from multiculturalis...

  13. A palaeoecological model for a vegetated early Westphalian intramontane valley (Intra-Sudetic Basin, Czech Republic)

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    Libertín, M.; Dašková, Jiřina; Opluštil, S.; Bek, Jiří; Edress, N.

    2009-01-01

    Roč. 155, 3-4 (2009), s. 175-203. ISSN 0034-6667 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3013306 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : palaeoecology * plant assemblage * taphonomy * Westphalian * Intra-Sudetic Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 2.145, year: 2009

  14. Phytogeography of the sandstone areas in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic/Germany/Poland)

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    Härtel, Handrij; Sádlo, Jiří; Świerkosz, K.; Marková, I.

    Praha : Academia, 2007 - (Hartel, H.; Cílek, V.; Herben, T.; Jackson, A.; Williams, R.), s. 177-189 ISBN 978-80-200-1577-8 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : Bohemian Cretaceous Basin * phytogeography * vegetation Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  15. Novasalenia gen. nov.: a remarkable Late Cenomanian echinoid from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic)

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    Žítt, Jiří; Geys, J. F.

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 24, č. 1 (2003), s. 23-30. ISSN 0195-6671 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA205/99/1315 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3013912 Keywords : Upper Cenomanian * Bohemian Cretaceous Basin * Echinoids Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 0.816, year: 2003

  16. Thermal history of sedimentary basins of the Czech Republic and its relation to tectonic processes

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    Šafanda, Jan; Suchý, V.; Sýkorová, Ivana; Stejskal, M.; Filip, Jiří; Machovič, V.; Borecká, Lenka; Dobeš, P.

    11 (128) (2003), s. 45-54. ISSN 1212-1576 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3012703; GA AV ČR IBS3046004 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3013912; CEZ:AV0Z3012916 Keywords : thermal history * tectonics * sedimentary basins Subject RIV: DC - Siesmology, Volcanology, Earth Structure

  17. Palynology of "black shale" sequences near the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary (Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic)

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    Svobodová, Marcela

    Bratislava : Štátny geologický ústav Dionýza Štúra, 2007 - (Zlinská, A.). s. 88-88 ISBN 978-80-88974-91-8. [Paleontologická konferencia /8./. 14.06.2007-15.06.2007, Bratislava] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : Cenomanian-Turonian boundary * palynomorphs * Bohemian Cretaceous Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  18. Petrology and organic geochemistry of the lower Miocene lacustrine sediments (Most Basin, Eger Graben, Czech Republic)

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    Havelcová, Martina; Sýkorová, Ivana; Mach, K.; Trejtnarová, Hana; Blažek, Jaroslav

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 139, Special issue (2015), s. 26-39. ISSN 0166-5162 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA13-18482S Institutional support: RVO:67985891 Keywords : Most Basin * Miocene * coal facies indices * coal petrology * organic geochemistry Subject RIV: DD - Geochemistry Impact factor: 3.381, year: 2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166516214001529#

  19. Study of site effect in the Most basin area, Czech Republic

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    Lednická, Markéta; Kaláb, Zdeněk; Knejzlík, Jaromír

    Vol. 3. Sofia: STEF92 Technology Ltd., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2015, s. 1027-1034. (Volume III). ISBN 978-619-7105-33-9. ISSN 1314-2704. [SGEM 2015 - International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference /15./. Albena (BG), 18.06.2015-24.06.2015] R&D Projects: GA ČR GP13-07027P Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : blasting operation * site effect * HVNR method * Most Basin Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  20. Study of site effect in the Most basin area, Czech Republic

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    Lednická, M. (Markéta); Kaláb, Z. (Zdeněk); Knejzlík, J. (Jaromír)

    2015-01-01

    Blasting operations are used as a part of mining technology in open-pit mines and this mining activity represents the main source of seismic loading of inhabited areas in the surroundings of the mine. The vibration effect caused by blasting operations takes an unusual shape at the Most Basin area. Seismic noise measurements were performed in the surroundings of the open-pit mine and gained resonant frequencies were compared to prevailing frequencies resulting from the analysed records of blas...

  1. Anthropogenic soils on spoil rock banks in North Bohemian Coal Basin, Czech Republic

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    The area of the North Bohemian Coal Basin is devastated by the extensive exploitation of brown coal by open pit mining. Knowledge of newly formed soils, their properties, development and contamination is important from the point of view of biological regeneration of the landscape. The mineralogy of anthropogenic soils from the mining area is presented together with the geochemistry of nutrients and trace elements. Attention is paid to the soil-forming processes in the non-reclaimed spoil rock banks with the development of spontaneous vegetation. 3 refs., 1 fig., 4 tabs

  2. Energy Policy of the Czech Republic

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    The presentation by the Czech Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade contains many graphs illustrating the past, current and prospective situation in the power sector in the Czech Republic and worldwide and gives an outline of the Czech energy policy. (P.A.)

  3. Applicability of hydromorphological monitoring data to locate flood risk reduction measures: Blanice River basin, Czech Republic.

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    Langhammer, Jakub

    2009-05-01

    This paper presents a new methodological approach, using hydromorphological monitoring data from river networks, to identify stream elements that may negatively influence the course of floods, as well as elements suitable for modifications that will reinforce the natural retention potential of the floodplain. The approach uses data derived from hydromorphological monitoring that conforms to the EN 14614 standard "Water quality--Guidance standard for assessing the hydromorphological features of rivers." Four major aspects of stream modifications that can potentially affect the course and consequences of floods, and that can be derived from hydromorphological monitoring, were identified. These are: (1) modifications that increase the speed of runoff, (2) modifications that restrict the retention potential of the floodplain, (3) potential obstacles to the flood course, and (4) improper alterations of stream route modifications. A GIS is used to identify and locate these critical aspects of stream and floodplain modification. This method was applied in the Blanice River basin, an area in central Europe hit by a severe flood in August 2002. The critical modifications identified were compared with geomorphological mapping to display the different effects of individual types of modifications. PMID:18521715

  4. Energy policy of the Czech Republic

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    In this presentation author deals with the state and perspectives of energy production in the Czech Republic up to 2030 year. Share of energy consumption as well as perspectives of nuclear energy are discussed

  5. English in the Czech Republic: Linguists’ perspectives

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    Kaderka, Petr; Prošek, Martin

    -, č. 28 (2014), s. 173-198. ISSN 0933-1883 Institutional support: RVO:68378092 Keywords : language situation * English as a global language * attitudes towards English * national language institution * sociolinguistics * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AI - Linguistics

  6. A Middle Pennsylvanian (Bolsovian) peat-forming forest preserved in situ in volcanic ash of the Whetstone Horizon in the Radnice Basin, Czech Republic

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    Opluštil, Stanislav; Pšenicka, Josef; Libertín, Milan;

    2009-01-01

    The precursory mire of the Middle Pennsylvanian (Bolsovian) Lower Radnice Coal was buried in situ by volcanic ash, preserving the taxonomic composition, spatial distribution, vertical strati¿cation, and synecology of this peat-forming ecosystem in extraordinary detail. Plant fossil remains...... represent the pre- eruption vegetation of the swamp, which resulted from accumulation of peat in a high-ash, planar (rheotrophic) mire situated in a narrow palaeovalley containing an active ¿uvial system. A tuff bed (the Belka) at the base of the volcaniclastic Whetstone Horizon was exposed in two...... contiguous excavations over an area of 50 m2 in the Radnice Basin of western Bohemia, Czech Republic. Twenty-seven morphotaxa were identi¿ed, representing 20 whole-plant species with a wide variety of growth forms. The canopy of the peat-forming community was dominated by Cordaites borassifolius trees...

  7. Czech Republic gross domestic product analysis

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    Kabelková, Renata

    2010-01-01

    The topic of my essay is the analysis of the gross domestic product of the Czech Republic in years 1999-2009. It consists of methodological and analytic parts. The methodological part describes basic terms needed to understand given issues. The analytic part details GDP of the Czech Republic in the monitored period. Analysis is made by comparisons between years and between quarters in constant prices of the previous year. Causes of development are described in detail including their positive ...

  8. Psychology Publication Issues in the Czech Republic

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    JOSEF ŠVANCARA

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present the current situation and the view of psychology publication policy in Czech Republic. The presentation provided a platform for discussion. It summarized sixth-century progress in the development of scientific language. The current publication situation in Psychology in the Czech Republic was described. The present article reports on the journals: Czechoslovak Psychology (Prague) in comparison with the journal Studia psychologica (Bratislava), about their i...

  9. Waste management in the Czech Republic

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    Houšková, Alice

    2014-01-01

    The key theme of this Bachelor thesis is to waste management in the Czech Republic. First, the basic concepts are defined and valid legislation, summarized the issue of waste management in the Czech Republic, including waste management and its different activities. It is also characterized by the Ústí region, including waste management and waste management plan. In the practical part are evaluated by interview investigation oriented to two important companies of the Ústí region engaged in the...

  10. Agritourism business in the Czech Republic

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    Marie Pourová

    1999-01-01

    The article deals with possibilities and problems of agritourism development in the Czech Republic from the viewpoint of local authorities. The survey indicates that agritourism is at the beginning of its development in the Czech Republic and is accompanied with difficulties. The interest in agritourism development is identified in North-Moravian region, where the unemployment rate is the highest, then in South-Bohemian, South-Mora via n and East-Bohemian regions. Conditions tor agritourism a...

  11. Private banking in the Czech Republic

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    Palička, Ondřej

    2014-01-01

    The main goal of this thesis is to compare private banking of two selected institutions in the Czech Republic from the perspective of client segmentation, investment products, client approach, private bankers and premium services. Bibliographic research summerizes history of private banking in the Czech Republic and in the world and gives an overview of the main differences between retail banking and private banking. Alongside defines client segmentation in private banking, describes a pri...

  12. Grey Literature in the Czech Republic

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    Pejšová, Petra; Pfeiferová, Martina

    2008-01-01

    Contribution summarizes activities concerning grey literature in the Czech Republic. Contribution describes relationships between systems/projects collecting grey literature and position grey literature in the Czech Digital Library. Contribution is especially focused on a project “The Digital Library for Grey Literature –Functional Model and Pilot Implementation”, which solves the State Technical Library.

  13. Geology of Coal Basins - Czech - Polisch Conference /10./

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    Ruppenthalová, Lucie

    2015-01-01

    Department of Laboratory Research on Geomaterials of the Institute of Geonics AS CR has organized the Czech - Polish conference about geology of coal basins since 1993. This year the 10th jubilee of conference is held. Traditionally, at the conference meet experts especially from the Czech Republic and Poland, dealing with the development and research of coal deposits, geology of the coal basins, tectonics and coal petrography. However, with new trends in the use of coal, there are also...

  14. Czech and Polish Conference Geology of Coal Basins /9./

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    Kožušníková, Alena

    2013-01-01

    Department of Laboratory Research on Geomaterials of the Institute of Geonics AS CR has organized the Czech - Polish conference about geology of coal basins since 1993. Traditionally, at the conference meet experts especially from the Czech Republic and Poland, dealing with the development and research of coal deposits, geology of the coal basins, tectonics and coal petrography. However, with new trends in the use of coal deposits, there are also presented the results of research in phys...

  15. Sawmilling in the Czech Republic

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    Jan Bomba

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with the development of sawmilling over the area of the Czech Republic from the invention of the waterwheel drive until the present day. This survey is based on the writings of various Czech authors who were engaged, or still are, in this subject. The two most common types of machines in water-driven sawmills were both used at that time: the single-blade vertical frame saw and, less often, the horizontal saw. The development of the steam engine drive can be traced to the second half of the 19th century, while electric power generation with a dynamo was first introduced to some mills at the turn of the 20th century. During the 19th century, a new sawing machine was developed: a multi-blade frame saw with all-metal construction. As it turned out, this type of machine dominated the entire 20th century. In the year 1918, an independent Czechoslovakia was established, and sawmilling, just like other branches of industry, thrived in the new environment. Alas, the favorable conditions for development were impaired by World War II, and soon after that by nationalization and an imposed, centrally-planned economy. In the period 1945 – 1948, during overall nationalization, most sawmills were either closed or converted to other operations. The timber industry was not classified as an important sector and was therefore one to be reduced. Compared with the number of sawmill units in 1925, there was a sharp drop of 80% in the early 1950s, and as much as 90% in 1986. Nevertheless, the velvet revolution in 1989 restored freedom of enterprise and Czechoslovakian traditions. Wood processing experienced an outstanding revival and restructuring of the entire industry.

  16. Climatic scenarios for the Czech Republic

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    Kalvová, J.; Nemešová, Ivana

    Budapešť : Eötvös Lorand University, 1995, s. 41-49. - (963 463 042 1). [Workshop on regional climate change in Central-East Europe. Budapešť (HU), 28.11.1994-30.11.1994] Grant ostatní: EPA (CZ-US) Czech Republic`s Country Study Keywords : climate change

  17. Sawing Capacities in the Czech Republic

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    Petr Pražan

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The author recapitulates the development of the sawmilling in the Czech Republic after the World War II, and describes the major investments in the nineties of the past century and since 2000 until today. The paper shows the main timber-processing plants bordering with the surrounding countries, which fundamentally affect the exports of the logs from the Czech Republic. In the next part the author presents the summary of roundwood cutting in the period 1991 to 2009, and describes the creation of the database of the important sawmill plants in the Czech Republic. These plants are then divided into 7 groups according to the size, and their list is available in Table 2. Subsequently the paper provides a general division of the sawmill plants into individual groups according to the used technology. Then the author compares the sawmill sawing of more than 50,000 m3 of logs per year in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The conclusion of the paper deals with the potential future development of the sawmill capacities in the Czech Republic and with the level of their expected concentration.

  18. The Czech Republic and the Modern Czech Nation

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    Plecitá-Vlachová, Klára

    Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014 - (Biagini, A.; Motta, G.), s. 537-545 ISBN 978-1-4438-6017-8 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LG12023 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : Czech Republic * citizenship * national identity Subject RIV: AB - History

  19. Online Buying Behaviour In The Czech Republic

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    Pilík, Michal

    2014-01-01

    The paper deals with the Internet and its impact on online shopping behaviour of customers in the Czech Republic. A large part of Czech population has already shopped online. Customers view it as a quick and convenient shopping where they can save money. But what are the other factors that influence their shopping behaviour? This paper tries to find the answer to this question. Each customer is an individual therefore models of customer behaviour often cannot be generalized, particularly not ...

  20. Household flood risk reduction in the Czech Republic

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    Duží, Barbora; Vikhrov, Dmytro; Kelman, I.; Stojanov, Robert; Jakubínský, Jiří

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 18, č. 8 (2015), s. 1-6. ISSN 1381-2386 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.4.31.0056; GA MŠk(CZ) LD13032; GA MŠk(CZ) LD13033 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : Bečva River Basin * Czech Republic * flood risk reduction * floods * household adaptation * household coping Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 2.669, year: 2014

  1. Household flood risk reduction in the Czech Republic

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    Duží, B. (Barbora); Vikhrov, D.; Stojanov, R.; Jakubínský, J.; Kelman, I.

    2013-01-01

    This paper uses household surveys in the Bečva River Basin, the Czech Republic to determine the coping and adaptation measures that are implemented for flood risk reduction. In 2012, door-to-door surveys with household residents (N = 304) were completed in areas of high, low, and ostensibly no flood risk. Using a probit model as a regression technique through the statistical software STATA, we explored factors that potentially influence coping and adaptation. Overall, coping and adaptation me...

  2. The case of the Czech Republic

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    Full Text Available Since the collapse of the socialist system at the beginning of the 1990s, the health situation in the Czech Republic has improved more rapidly than in other CEE countries. Mortality from circulatory diseases decreased significantly at higher ages. The recent decline in mortality is likely to be attributable to technical progress in medical treatment and less affected by the change in lifestyle. While the use of cardiovascular drugs and the number of operations of invasive heart-surgery considerably improved, smoking and alcohol consumption have somewhat augmented at the same time. The recent favourable turnover has currently brought the Czech Republic a little closer to the European average.

  3. ICT AND AGRITOURISM IN CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Havlicek, Zdenek; Lohr, Vaclav; Benda, Petr

    2009-01-01

    Tourism is regarded as the world’s future. Agritourism is a unique symbiosis of agriculture and tourism. Based on extensive analysis of the state agritourism in the Czech Republic, it was found that information on agritourism facilities is very diverse and disorderly, lacking a specialized portal for agro-tourism. Agritourism facilities in the Czech Republic is several thousand, but most of them have non-quality web sites, or none at all. It should be ensured that entrepreneurs in the agrit...

  4. Observations on the metazoan parasites of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) after its reintroduction into the Elbe River basin in the Czech Republic

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    Moravec, František

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 50, č. 4 (2003), s. 296-304. ISSN 0015-5683 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA524/00/0267 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z6022909 Keywords : Atlantic salmon * helminths * Czech Republic Subject RIV: GJ - Animal Vermins ; Diseases, Veterinary Medicine Impact factor: 0.469, year: 2003

  5. Towards Kurdish studies in the Czech Republic

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    Kubálek, Petr

    Wien : Wiener Verlag für Sozialforschung, 2014, s. 193-234 ISBN 978-3-944690-32-2. - (Wiener Jahrbuch für Kurdische Studien. Österreichische Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Kurdologie, Europäisches Zentrum für Kurdische Studien) Institutional support: RVO:68378009 Keywords : Czech Republic * Czecoslovakia * Kurds Subject RIV: AB - History

  6. Plant biotechnology in the Czech Republic

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    Špak, Josef

    Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk, 2005, s. 27-36. (Conference Proceedings and Monographs. Biotechnology. 5). [International Review Conference. Vienna, (AT), 14.11.2004-18.11.2004] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : plant biotechnology * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EI - Biotechnology ; Bionics

  7. Radiation monitoring network of the Czech Republic

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    Radiation Monitoring Network of the Czech Republic (RMN) was established after the Chernobyl accident. It consists of technical centers, laboratories and monitoring groups of State Office for Nuclear Safety, National Radiation Protection Institute, nuclear power plants, hydrometeorological service, army and Civil Defense, research institutes and other institutions. The structure of RMN, its basic components and responsible institutions are described. (author)

  8. Destructive winds in the Czech Republic

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    Honsova, D.

    2009-09-01

    Strong destructive winds in central Europe occurs as a consequence of high pressure gradient, crossing fronts or summer thunderstorms. Contribution summarize three recent destructive wind storms Kyrril, Emma and Johanna that affected the Czech Republic in last three years. All of them were caused by high pressure gradient between low in north and high in south of Europe. Some other historical events in the Czech Republic (Sumava Mts. In 1870) and in Slovakia (1965, Tatry 2004) are also introduced. Evaluation of number of days with wind gust (equal or higher than 60 km per hour, 17 m/s respectively) for period of 1980 to 2004 was done for selected stations in the Czech Republic. Results proved increase of wind gust days in lowlands 250 - 450 a.s.l. with significance on 95 %. Subjectively also the stress on meteorologist - forecaster from media has increased after Kyrril significantly both in demand on frequency and amount of information as well as in the timeliness of the media awareness. Keyworlds: destructive winds, wind gust, Czech Republic

  9. Forensic Psychology in the Czech Republic

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    Polišenská, Veronika

    2007-01-01

    Roč. 44, č. 1 (2007), s. 55-67. ISSN 1544-4759 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA406/07/0261 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : forensic psychology * Czech Republic * institutions Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  10. Hillfort investigations in the Czech Republic

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    Křivánek, Roman

    Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015 - (Carver, M.; Gaydarska, B.; Montón-Subías, S.), s. 157-161. (Springer Briefs in Archaeology ). ISBN 978-3-319-09818-0 Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : geophysical survey * non-destructive archaeology * hillfort * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  11. Metropolitan Governance in the Czech Republic

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    Kostelecký, Tomáš; Illner, Michal; Vobecká, Jana

    Sainte-Foy (Quebec City): Presses de l’Université Laval, 2007 - (Collin, J.; Robertson, M.), s. 235-258 ISBN 978-2-7637-8524-0 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA7028406 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : metropolitan government * metropolitan governance * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  12. Fiscal reform and corporate governance in the Czech Republic

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    Szarowska, Irena

    2008-01-01

    The Czech Republic became a Member State of the European Union in May 2004. Under the EU legislation, prior to adopting the euro the Czech Republic must therefore be an EU Member State and must have fulfilled the Maastricht convergence criteria. The Czech Republic is currently reporting an excessive deficit, which poses an obstacle on the way towards compliance with Maastrich convergence criteria. Therefore Czech government has decided to solve primarily public finance problems. Early Apr...

  13. Epigenetic dolomitization of the Přaídolí formation (Upper Silurian), the Barrandian basin, Czech Republic: implications for burial history of Lower Paleozoic strata

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    Suchý, V.; Rozkošný, I.; Žák, K.; Franců, J.

    1996-06-01

    Stratabound epigenetic dolomite occurs in carbonate facies of the Barrandian basin (Silurian and Devonian), Czech Republic. The most intense dolomitization is developed in bioclastic calcarenites within the transition between micritic limestone and shaledominated Přídolí and Lochkov formations deposited on a carbonate slope. Medium-crystalline (100-400 µm), inclusion-rich, xenotopic matrix dolomite ( δ 18O=-4.64 to -3.40‰ PDB; δ 13C=+1.05 to +1.85‰ PDB) which selectively replaced most of the bioclastic precursor is volumetrically the most important dolomite type. Coarse crystalline saddle dolomite ( δ 18O=-8.04 to -5.14‰ PDB; δ 18C=+0.49 to +1.49 PDB) which precipitated in fractures and vugs within the matrix dolomite represents a later diagenetic dolomitization event. In some vugs, saddle dolomite coprecipitated with petroleum inclusion-rich authigenic quartz crystals and minor sulfides which, in turn, were post-dated by semisolid asphaltic bitumen. The interpretation of the dolomitization remains equivocal. Massive xenotopic dolomite, although generally characteristic of a deeper burial setting, may have been formed by a recrystallization of an earlier, possibly shallow burial dolomite. Deeper burial recrystallization by reactive basinal pore fluids that presumably migrated through the more permeable upper portion of the Přídolí sequence appears as a viable explanation for this dolomitization overprint. Saddle dolomite cement of the matrix dolomite is interpreted as the last dolomitization event that occurred during deep burial at the depth of the oil window zone. The presence of saddle dolomite, the fluid inclusion composition of associated quartz crystals, and vitrinite paleogeothermometry of adjacent sediments imply diagenetic burial temperatures as high as 160°C. Although high geothermal gradients in the past or the involvement of hydrothermally influenced basinal fluids can account for these elevated temperatures, burial heating beneath

  14. Epigenetic dolomitization of the Přídolí formation (Upper Silurian), the Barrandian basin, Czech Republic: implications for burial history of Lower Paleozoic strata

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    Suchý, V.; Rozkošný, I.; Žák, K.; Franců, J.

    Stratabound epigenetic dolomite occurs in carbonate facies of the Barrandian basin (Silurian and Devonian), Czech Republic. The most intense dolomitization is developed in bioclastic calcarenites within the transition between micritic limestone and shale-dominated Přídolí and Lochkov formations deposited on a carbonate slope. Medium-crystalline (100-400μm), inclusion-rich, xenotopic matrix dolomite (δ18O=-4.64 to -3.40ö PDBδ13C=+1.05 to +1.85ö PDB) which selectively replaced most of the bioclastic precursor is volumetrically the most important dolomite type. Coarse crystalline saddle dolomite (δ18O=-8.04 to -5.14ö PDBδ18C=+0.49 to +1.49 PDB) which precipitated in fractures and vugs within the matrix dolomite represents a later diagenetic dolomitization event. In some vugs, saddle dolomite coprecipitated with petroleum inclusion-rich authigenic quartz crystals and minor sulfides which, in turn, were postdated by semisolid asphaltic bitumen. The interpretation of the dolomitization remains equivocal. Massive xenotopic dolomite, although generally characteristic of a deeper burial setting, may have been formed by a recrystallization of an earlier, possibly shallow burial dolomite. Deeper burial recrystallization by reactive basinal pore fluids that presumably migrated through the more permeable upper portion of the Přídolí sequence appears as a viable explanation for this dolomitization overprint. Saddle dolomite cement of the matrix dolomite is interpreted as the last dolomitization event that occurred during deep burial at the depth of the oil window zone. The presence of saddle dolomite, the fluid inclusion composition of associated quartz crystals, and vitrinite paleogeothermometry of adjacent sediments imply diagenetic burial temperatures as high as 160 °C. Although high geothermal gradients in the past or the involvement of hydrothermally influenced basinal fluids can account for these elevated temperatures, burial heating beneath approximately 3

  15. Small Business Support in the Czech Republic

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    Karmašová, Alice

    2009-01-01

    The objective of the master´s thesis „Small business support in the Czech republic“ is to carry out analysis of current system of Small business based on a created scope of knowledge necessary for orientation in the respective topic, find deficiencies and suggest innovations. The first part is focused on history, on small and medium enterprise terms definition and the evolution of small business in the Czech Republic in the years 2000 - 2007. The second part is attended to analysis of particu...

  16. Market survey Czech Republic. Bio-energy

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    Basic characteristics of the market for bioenergy (biomass, biogas and biofuels) in the Czech Republic and consequences for business environment are summarized, based on a SWOT analysis. The Czech biomass market is still developing and is segmented and disintegrated to many regional or sector markets where also prices of biomass differ significantly and could be affected by dominant players. There were several attempts to establish a kind of biomass exchange, but were unsuccessful. The biomass trade is done usually on bilateral basis but without clear long-term agreements on contracts which would secure stable supply and prices

  17. Evolution of the passive margin of the peripheral foreland basin: an example from the Lower Miocene Carpathian Foredeep (Czech Republic)

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    Francírek, Michal; Nehyba, Slavomír

    2016-02-01

    The Karpatian deposits of the central part of the Carpathian Foredeep in Moravia, which are deeply buried under the Outer Western Carpathians, provide a unique opportunity to reconstruct the former evolutionary stages of this peripheral foreland basin and its paleogeography. A succession of three depositional units characterized by a distinct depositional environment, provenance, and partly also foreland basin depozone, have been identified. The first depositional unit represents a proximal forebulge depozone and consists of lagoon-estuary and barred coastline deposits. The source from the "local" crystalline basement played here an important role. The second depositional unit consists of coastline to shallow marine deposits and is interpreted as a forebulge depozone. Tidalites recognized within this unit represent the only described tide-generated deposits of the Neogene infill of the Carpathian Foredeep basin in Moravia. The source from the basin passive margin (the Bohemian Massif) has been proved. The third depositional unit is formed by offshore deposits and represents a foredeep depozone. The provenance from both passive and active basin margin (Silesian Unit of the Western Carpathian Flysch Zone) has been proved. Thus, both a stepwise migration of the foredeep basin axis and shift of basin depozones outwards/cratonwards were documented, together with forebulge retreat. The shift of the foreland basin depozones more than 50 km cratonward can be assumed. The renewed thrusting along the basin's active margin finally completely changed the basin shape and paleogeography. The upper part of the infill was deformed outside the prograding thrust front of flysch nappes and the flysch rocks together with a strip of Miocene sediments were superposed onto the inner part of the basin. The width and bathymetric gradient of the entire basin was changed/reduced and the deposition continued toward the platform. The basin evolution and changes in its geometry are interpreted

  18. Controlling in the Conditions of Czech Republic

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    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the issue of controlling the Agriculture of the Czech Republic, using methods of activitybased costing. The basic premise of knowledge is based on a given topic, especially the nature of the method ABC (Activity Based Costing. The paper described the application of the ABC design method in Microsoft Excel applicable in the agricultural sector of the Czech Republic. The proposed application of the ABC method, using Microsoft Excel, is an alternative to using expensive costing ABC special software. Created ABC method application also demonstrates that if somebody wants to improve approach in the overheads management, so it can be used by using quite common user knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  19. Migration groups in the Czech Republic

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    Uherek, Zdeněk

    Bratislava: The Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2015 - (Falťan, Ľ.), s. 222-231 ISBN 978-80-85544-88-6. [Cross-border migration and its implications for the Central European Area. Bratislava (SK), 05.11.2014-07.11.2014] Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : migration * Czech Republic * Social Anthropology Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  20. Radioactive waste management in the Czech Republic

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    Radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel are generated in the Czech Republic as a consequence of the peaceful use of nuclear energy and ionising radiation in many industries, particularly in the generation of nuclear energy, health care (therapy, diagnostics), research, and agriculture. The current extent of utilisation of nuclear energy and ionising radiation in the Czech Republic is comparable with that of other developed countries. The Concept of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management is a fundamental document formulating government and state authority strategy for the period up to approximately 2025 (affecting policy up to the end of the 21st century), concerning the organizations which generate radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel. The Concept puts forward solutions to provide for the disposal of waste in compliance with requirements for the protection of human health and the environment without excessively transferring any of the current impacts of nuclear energy and ionising radiation utilisation to future generations. The Concept was approved by the government of the Czech Republic in 2002. According to the Concept high level waste and spent nuclear fuel generated at the Dukovany and Temelin nuclear power plants will eventually be disposed of in a deep geological repository. Such a repository should commence operation in 2065. Work aimed at selecting potentially suitable sites began in 1992, but the final site has not yet been determined. In compliance with the aforementioned Concept, the Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (RAWRA) is responsible for finding two suitable sites before 2015. The current stage of evaluation covers the whole of the Czech Republic and includes detailed criteria and requirements. Based on the latest findings RAWRA suggested six potential sites for further investigation at the beginning of 2003. (author)

  1. Analysis of unemployment in the Czech Republic

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    Neumannová, Lucie

    2012-01-01

    Bachelor thesis, whose name sounds like an analysis of unemployment in the Czech Republic is divided into two parts, theoretical and analytical part. In the theoretical part are processed and přiblíženy basic knowledge unemployment — the issue of unemployment, its definition and measurement, the different types and causes of unemployment, unemployment policy is described and finally approached the historical development of unemployment by the year 1999. The analytical part consists of three p...

  2. The Czech Republic in the European Union

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    Burger, I.; Dušek, Libor; Fungáčová, Z.; Hanousek, Jan; Klein, A.; Knot, O.; Ostatnický, M.; Vavrejnová, Marie

    Praha: CERGE UK, 2004 - (Dušek, L.; Jurajda, Š.), s. 67-84 ISBN 80-7343-008-8 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117; GA MŠk ME 595 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : European Union * Czech Republic 2003/2004 Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/books/pdf_0304/VIII.pdf

  3. Logistics Service Providers in the Czech Republic

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    HRNEČKOVÁ, Kateřina

    2010-01-01

    The main purpose of the thesis is to analyze the developement of providing logistics services in the Czech Republic and analyze the current situation and expected trends in the near future. The thesis presents the implementation process of logistics outsourcing and follows up the influence of the outsourcing at the level of logistics costs. Manufacturing companies see in logistics the potential tool to improve the efficiency in their operations and they include the logistics in their strategi...

  4. Efficiency of hospitals in the Czech Republic

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    Procházková, Jana; Šťastná, Lenka

    2011-01-01

    The paper estimates cost efficiency of 99 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2001-2008 using Stochastic Frontier Analysis. We estimate a baseline model and also a model accounting for various inefficiency determinants. Group-specific inefficiency is present even having taken care of a number of characteristics. We found that inefficiency increases with teaching status, more than 20,000 treated patients a year, not-for-profit status and a larger share of the elderly in the municipa...

  5. OECD environmental performance reviews: Czech Republic

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    2005-10-11

    This book presents the results of a peer review of the Czech Republic's environmental policies and programmes. It systematically covers air, water, and waste management; nature and biodiversity management; the environmental/economic interface; the environmental/social interface; and international co-operation. It includes extensive statistical information as well as specific recommendations in each of the topics covered. 7 refs., 34 figs., 34 tabs.

  6. National energy efficiency study. The Czech Republic

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    Energy efficiency and renewable energy production contribute to the three major goals of the national energy policy of the Czech Republic: overall competitiveness, security of supply; and environmental protection. Therefore, the Czech Government aims to promote these two sustainable options. The National Energy Efficiency Study has developed specific policies for the promotion of end use energy efficiency and renewables. These are described in two Action Plans, and in this report which serves as a background document. It contains detailed information on options and measures, potentials, barriers and policy instruments for energy efficiency and renewables. The main part is a detailed outline for a new energy efficiency and renewable policy, including a listing of actions for implementation. Also, it includes recommendations for financing schemes to overcome the investment constraints in the Czech Republic. Finally, a list of concrete projects is presented to support project identification. In addition, two separate Action Plans have been published: (1) The Energy Efficiency Action Plan focuses on promotion of energy efficiency in end-use (separate document, ECN-C-99-065); and (2) The Renewable Energy Action Plan (separate document, ECN-C-99-064) deals with policy on promotion of renewable energy production. These two policy documents should provide policy makers in the Czech Government with essential information on potentials, targets, the required budget, and recommended policy instruments. The core of the Action Plans is the list of concrete policy actions, ready for implementation

  7. Regional Innovation Strategies in the Czech Republic

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    Hájek Oldřich

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Lately, the concept of innovation has become a development mantra in the fierce global competition. Competition is not limited to firms; it is also relevant for territories. An observed trend which is not surprising is the number of support tools that have been developed to reinforce the position of territories and their actors in the innovation processes. Clusters and regional innovation systems are the most important of them. However, both are rather underdeveloped in the CEE countries, including the Czech Republic. Faced with this situation, a number of Czech regional authorities (Regions took measures to stimulate the process of creating cluster and regional innovation system (RISs. Hence, strategic planning in the form of regional innovation strategies has become an overarching concept. So far, eleven Czech Regions have elaborated on RISs and analysis of these documents was the main focus of this article. The main finding of this paper is that, there is an increasing quality of RISs in the Czech Republic. Moreover, some common and some differentiated features of RISs were also identified. Consequently, the paper emphasizes numerous problems of RISs that is perceived as a key barrier towards real regional innovation system.

  8. Energy policy of the Czech Republic

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    Cerny, M. [Ministry of Industry and Trade, Prague (Czechoslovakia)

    1995-12-01

    On February 16, 1992, the Government of the Czech Republic sanctioned, by its Decree No. 112/82, its first Energy Policy. Since that time, a number of conditions have changed: first of all, there was the partition of the former Federal Czechoslovak Republic, then the privatization of most of energy producing corporations, the deregulation of a significant proportion of power and energy commodities, the decision to bring to an end the construction of the Temelin nuclear power station, the creation of conditions for the construction of the Ingoldstadt oil pipeline, etc. These steps, on which the final decisions have been made, have brought about the necessity of updating the existing general Energy Policy. The updated Energy Policy is based on the Programme Statement by the Government of the Czech Republic of July 1992, as well as on other materials associated with energy and power generation, either approved or negotiated by the Government, in particular the State Environmental Policy the Rules of the State Raw Materials Policy, the European Association Agreement, the European Energy Charter, the results of the Uruguayan Round of GATT, the Convention on Climate Changes, the Ecological Action Programme for central and East-European countries, and other international documents that have either been, or are likely to be sanctioned by the Czech Government (especially the European Energy Charter Treaty, and the protocol on Trans-boundary Air Pollution and on Further Reduction of Sulphur Oxide Emissions).

  9. Landscape changes as a factor affecting the course and consequences of extreme floods in the Otava river basin, Czech Republic.

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    Langhammer, Jakub; Vilímek, Vít

    2008-09-01

    The paper presents the analysis of anthropogenical modifications of the landscape in relation to the course and consequences of floods. The research was conducted in the Otava river basin which represents the core zone of the extreme flood in August 2002 in Central Europe. The analysis was focused on the key indicators of landscape modification potentially affecting the runoff process - the long-term changes of land-use, changes of land cover structure, land drainage, historical shortening of the river network and the modifications of streams and floodplains. The information on intensity and spatial distribution of modifications was derived from different data sources--historical maps, available GIS data, remote sensing and field mapping. The results revealed a high level of spatial diversity of anthropogenical modifications in different parts of the river basin. The intensive modifications in most of indicators were concentrated in the lowland region of the river basin due to its agricultural use; however important changes were also recorded in the headwater region of the basin. The high spatial diversity of the modifications may result in their varying effect on the course and consequences of floods in different parts of the river basin. This effect is demonstrated by the cluster analysis based on the matrix of indicators of stream and floodplain modification, physiogeographical characteristics and geomorphological evidences of the flood in August 2002, derived from the individual thematic layers using GIS. PMID:17885817

  10. Palynology of the Bohemian part of the Intra-Sudetic Basin (Bashikirian-Kasimovian B), Czech Republic

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    Bek, Jiří

    Prague : National Museum, 2006. s. 13-13. ISBN 80-7036-198-0. [European Palaeobotany- Palynology Conference /7./. 06.09.2006-11.09.2006, Prague] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3013306 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : palynology * Intra-Sudetic Basin * dispersed spores Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  11. Diversity of flora and vegetation of the sandstone areas in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic/Germany/Poland)

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    Sádlo, Jiří; Härtel, Handrij; Marková, I.

    Praha : Academia, 2007 - (Hartel, H.; Cílek, V.; Herben, T.; Jackson, A.; Williams, R.), s. 161-176 ISBN 978-80-200-1577-8 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : biodiversity * Bohemian Cretaceous Basin * pseudokras Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  12. Regional chemostratigraphic key horizons in the macrofossil-barren siliciclastic lower Miocene lacustrine sediments (Most Basin, Eger Graben, Czech Republic)

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    Matys Grygar, Tomáš; Mach, K.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 88, č. 3 (2013), s. 557-571. ISSN 1214-1119 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP210/11/1357 Institutional support: RVO:61388980 Keywords : Most Basin * Burdigalian * chemostratigraphy * proxy analyses * lacustrine sediments Subject RIV: DD - Geochemistry Impact factor: 1.495, year: 2013

  13. Terebella phosphatica Leriche (Polychaeta) associated with phosphatic crusts and particles (Lower Turonian, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic)

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    Žítt, Jiří; Vodrážka, R.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 41, April (2013), s. 111-126. ISSN 0195-6671 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : Terebella phosphatica tubes * Atreta-Bdelloidina encrusting community * Faecal pellet accumulations * phosphogenesis * Lower Turonian * Bohemian Cretaceous Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 2.390, year: 2013

  14. Climatic and biotic changes around the Carboniferous/Permian boundary recorded in the continental basins of the Czech Republic

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    Opluštil, S.; Šimůnek, Z.; Zajíc, Jaroslav; Mencl, V.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 119, č. 1 (2013), s. 114-151. ISSN 0166-5162 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : biotic change * Bohemian Massif * Carboniferous-Permian transition * continental basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 3.313, year: 2013

  15. Electricity market in the Czech Republic

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    In 1990 the formerly state owned and operated Czech Republic electric power industry was restructured prior to privatisation. Numbers of these companies were subsequently privatised, although the state retained a proprietorial majority in the main generation company, CEZ. The distribution companies were privatised as local monopolies. The structure of the new laws governing the market in electricity is described. Problems remain, while industrial electricity prices have now reached market level, residential prices are still subsidised. When electricity demand originally fell in 1990 it was envisaged that it would not reach 1989 demand levels until the year 2000, but these levels had in fact been reached by 1995, daily demand curves have also changed. Czech energy policy will be developed in line with European Union energy policies. 4 figs., 1 tab

  16. Striving for Inclusive Education in the Czech Republic

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    Strnadova, Iva; Hajkova, Vanda

    2012-01-01

    Inclusive education does not have a strong history in the Czech Republic. Initial efforts to educate students with different types of disabilities within the mainstream education system in the Czech Republic date back to the mid-20th century. These efforts were primarily from parent initiatives, which in some cases resulted in ensuring that the…

  17. Counseling in the Czech Republic: History, Status, and Future

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    Simons, Jack D.; Hutchison, Brian; Bastecka, Zuzana

    2012-01-01

    This article reviews the history and current status of counseling in the Czech Republic. Recommendations for advancement of the profession in a postcommunist era are offered, including the incorporation of social justice principals for the benefit of Gypsies and immigrants, collaboration between Czech and non-Czech counselors, and counseling…

  18. Partnership for nuclear power in the Czech Republic

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    A catalogue is presented of 27 organizations involved in the Czech nuclear programme. Characteristics and addresses are given of the Czech electrical utility, plant and component manufacturers, the uranium mining company, design and engineering companies, research establishments, and consulting companies. Some foreign companies with activities in the Czech Republic are also dealt with. (J.B.)

  19. Analysis of demand for travel insurance in Czech Republic

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    Kaiserová, Jana

    2009-01-01

    Bachelor's thesis is dealing with analysis of travel insurance and helth insurance of foreigners in Czech Republic. First part of thesis analyse theoretical terms and define these insuraces on czech insurance market. At the same time it is dealing with their analyse in detail. Second part is focused on analysis travel insurance and health insurance of foreigners on the czech market.

  20. Media education in the Czech Republic

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    Křivková, Michaela

    2012-01-01

    The Bachelor's Thesis deals with media literacy and its education in the Czech Republic. It shows areas where it is possible to gain and to acquire this skill and to use it afterwards. A special focus is on marketing communication in relationship with this subject. Development of interest concerning this issue is included as well. The aim of the survey in a particular school is to clarify the implementation of the topic into an educational program. It examines the system of integration and ed...

  1. Trade business in the Czech Republic

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    Prokešová, Renáta

    2009-01-01

    The objective of my work was to describe trade business in the Czech Republic and to resolve issues associated with the trade business. In my work I focused on the impacts following the more complex amendments of The Trades Licensing Act, implemented by the Act no. 130/2008 Coll. The first part of this work deals with the legal regulations of trade business, it also defines the basic concepts of trade activities - the term trade business, subjects, types and conditions of trade business and o...

  2. Plant-Arthropod Associations from the Lower Miocene of the Most Basin in Northern Bohemia(Czech Republic):A Preliminary Report

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    Jakub PROKOP; Torsten WAPPLER; Stanislav KNOR; Zlatko KVA(C)EK

    2010-01-01

    Terrestrial plants and insects currently account for the majority of the Earth's biodiversity,and approximately half of insect species are herbivores.Thus,insects and plants share ancient associations that date back more than 400 Myr.However,investigations of their past interactions are at the preliminary stages in Western Europe.Herein,we present the first results of our study of various feeding damage based on a dataset of nearly 3500 examined plant specimens from the Lower Miocene of the Lagerstatte Bilina Mine in the Most Basin,Czech Republic.This site provides a unique view of the Neogcue freshwater ecosystems.It has long been studied by scientists working in different branches of sedimentology,paleobotany,and paleozoology.The fossils are preserved in three characteristic horizons overlaying the coal seam(Clayey Superseam Horizon,Delta Sandy Horizon,and Lake Clayey Horizon),reflecting paleoenvironmental changes in a short time period of development.The trace fossils are classified as functional feeding groups or"guilds",without searching for a direct cause or a recent analog host relation.Approximately 23% of specimens of dicotyledonous plant leaves were found to be damaged and associated with some leaf"morphotypes".Deciduous plant-host taxa,and those with a chartaceons texture typical of riparian habitats,were frequently damaged,such as Populus,recorded with two species Populus zaddachii and Populus populina(57.9% and 31% herbivory levels,respectively),followed by Acer,Alnus,and Carya,averaging almost 30% of damaged leaves/leaflets.There has been evidence of 60 damage types(DT)representing all functional feeding groups recorded at the Bilina Mine,including 12 types of leaf mines and 16 galltype DT.In total,Lower Miocene of the Lagerstatte Bilina Mine exhibits a high level of external foliage feeding types(23.7%),and a low level of more specialized DT,such as galls(4.3%)and leaf mines(<1%).A broader comparison based on DT of the main sedimentary environments

  3. Survey of enhanced publications in the Czech Republic

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    Pejsova, Petra (NTK); Vycitalova, Hana (NTK); GreyNet, Grey Literature Network Service

    2014-01-01

    The poster presents survey about the state of enhanced publications in the Czech Republic. The goal of this survey was to find out situation of enhanced publications at research institutions in the Czech Republic. What research data arise? How are they stored and archived? To whom they made available? Are there the real enhanced publications, i.e. research publications linked directly to research data? 113 Czech research institutions were contacted with online questionnaire during 11th Septem...

  4. Statistics of Remittances in the Czech Republic

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    Martina Šimková

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Remittances represent transfers of earned money of foreigners to home country and they belong to often discussed topics in the connection with migration issues. The reason is the recent increase of the number of migrants and the amount of sent remittances. Since the Czech Republic became the immigration country, remittances have gained the importance. Many foreigners come to the Czech Republic because of work or study. However, many of them send earned money back to their country of origin, to their families and relatives. The information about the foreigners is crucial for describing their behaviour (incomes, consumption expenditures and recording the transactions in national accounts and balance of payments. Permanent lack of data sources causes problems with such statistics. The aim of the paper is the description and interpretation of the issue of remittances. Procedures that are used for these estimates are briefly described with respect to the users’ needs. The description is mainly focused on the estimates of numbers and structures of foreigners, covering the length of stay, economic activity, their behaviour and estimation of sent remittances.

  5. Uranium deposits of the Czech Republic

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    The existing uranium production in the Czech Republic has a long tradition for about 100 years. The unimportant production of uranium ores used in the glass and ceramic industries and medicine was replaced after World War II by an intense evolution of uranium ore exploration, mining and processing activities. This whole period is characterized by a steadily increasing level, of exploration work and of linked research activities in a few stages. A substantial reduction in the volume of geological exploratory works aimed at the detection and development of new deposits occurred as a result of the contraction programme of the uranium industry, pronounced in 1989. There are only two regions with prospective uranium deposits at present time. The first one is in northern Bohemia with the Hamr and the Straz deposits in production. These deposits are connected with basal Cretaceous sediments (sandstones). The other one is in western Moravia (Moldanubian) with the Rozna and the Brzkov deposits. These deposits are connected with metamorphosed rocks of the Moldanubian. All the exploration, extraction and processing activities were operated by the state for approximately 50 years. Nowadays the only uranium producer in the Czech Republic is the DIAMO state enterprise, based in Straz pod Ralskem. The continuation of extraction is planned at the Rozna and the Hamr deposits in the near future. The ISL-production of uranium is planned at the Straz deposit during the restoration activities. (author). 4 figs, 3 tabs

  6. TLD territorial network in the Czech Republic

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    At present, there are 236 measuring points practically homogeneously distributed on the territory of the Czech Republic. 98 measuring points are distributed as local TLD-networks in the surroundings of Czech two nuclear power plants. Both of the TLD-networks are operated by the National Radiation Protection Institute in Prague. The dosimeters hitherto used are the CaSO4:Dy-teflon detectors placed in TL-badges and shielded on both sides by energy compensation filters composed of lead and tin. Recently, a new modernization of the measuring system, type of dosimeter and methods of evaluation is under way. From 1996 the Czech Radiation Monitoring Network will be used the TLD system HARSHAW 4000, along with the type 8807 ENVIRONMENTAL DOSIMETER. The dosimeter is composed of four TL-elements - two LiF and two CaF2, placed in a plastic badge. In addition, the CaF2 elements are shielded on both sides by energy compensation filters composed of tantalum and lead. Before the routine use of the new system a testing of the dosimeters was made. The following text summarizes the obtained results (J.K.). 4 tabs

  7. 75 FR 2858 - Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With the Czech Republic

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    2010-01-19

    ... Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With the Czech Republic AGENCY... Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding with the Czech Republic. DoD is requesting industry... components. If DoD signs an RDP MOU with the Czech Republic, the Czech Republic would be listed as one of...

  8. Czech Republic. Devonian (Prague Basin)

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    Slavík, Ladislav

    Stuttgart: Schweizerbart Science Publishers, 2016 - (Suttner, T.; Kido, E.; Königshof, P.; Waters, J.; Davis, L.; Messner, F.), s. 74-74 ISBN 978-3-510-65335-5 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : Devonian * stratigraphy * Barrandian area Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  9. Czech Republic as an Important Producer of Poppy Seed

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    L. Smutka

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Poppy seed (Papaver somniferum l. is an important oilseed, whose cultivation has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. Poppy seed grown in the Czech Republic has good quality and, therefore, is preferred to poppy seeds in other parts of the world. The objective of this paper is to characterize the current position of the Czech poppy seed production and foreign trade in the world. Czech Republic is the main world producer of poppy seed and price maker of the European and world prices. With regards to trade, the Czech Republic is also the main producer and seller both in Europe and in the world. The poppy seed crop grown in the Czech Republic is mainly produced for exports, because the domestic consumption consists of only between four and five thousand tons. Major export markets of Czech poppy seed are European countries with a population of Slavic origin or those influenced by Slavic cuisine. Another important markets are overseas countries, that were settled by Slavic immigrants. The paper stresses out the position of the Czech Republic as a major player in the world market with poppy seed. The paper provides analysis of the market position of the Czech production and Czech foreign trade participation. Development of production and trade, as well as some other factors affecting the poppy seed economy, are analyzed such as prices, hectarage, yields, volume of production and volume of trade. This paper is part of a research project carried out by the authors within the grant no. 6046070906, funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

  10. Vegetation changes and development dynamic on the example of the palyno-assemblages in the Cheb Basin, Western part of the Ohře rift, within 40.4 MA to 1.8 MA (summary stratigraphical profile from the western part of the Ohře Rift, Czech Republic - palaeogene to Pliocene)

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    Konzalová, Magda; Stuchlik, L.

    Prague : National Museum, 2006. ISBN 80-7036-198-0. [European Palaeobotany- Palynology Conference /7./. 06.09.2006-11.09.2006, Prague] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : vegetation changes * Pliocene * palynology * Cheb Basin, Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  11. Price elasticity of household water demand in the Czech Republic

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    Hortová, Jana; Krištoufek, Ladislav

    2014-01-01

    In the Czech Republic, water prices have been steadily increasing while water consumption has been decreasing during the last decades. A great deal of literature is devoted to the price elasticity of water demand but to the best of our knowledge, no similar study has been devoted entirely to the Czech Republic. In the paper, we examine the short and long-run price elasticities of water demand in the Czech Republic between years 2000 and 2011. We fi nd that the water demand is inelastic (lower...

  12. Modern fluvial sediment provenance and pollutant tracing: a case study from the Dřevnice River Basin (eastern Moravia, Czech Republic)

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    Nehyba, Slavomír; Adamová, Marie; Faimon, Jiří; Kuchovský, Tomáš; Holoubek, Ivan; Zeman, Josef

    2010-04-01

    Modern fluvial deposits of a small fluvial system were studied in the area of eastern Moravia (Czech Republic) with the aim of determining the provenance of the deposits and weathering processes. Identification of the source rocks and their alongstream variations were used for the evaluation of the natural or anthropogenic source of the heavy metals. Paleogene flysch sandstones, flysch mudstones and Quaternary loesses represent source rocks and reflect both the role of recycling and local sources. Provenance from sandstones dominate upstream whereas mudstones represent dominant source rock in the downstream part of the fluvial system. The contents of Pb and Zn are highly enhanced when compared with the natural background in the entire study area. Their anthropogenic source is connected with the rubber/shoe manufacturing industry and traffic. The contents of Cr, Co, Cu, Ni and V are usually lower in modern deposits than in the identified source rocks.

  13. An Energy Overview of the Czech Republic

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    The DOE Office of Fossil Energy is maintaining a web site that is meant to provide useful business- and energy-related information about countries and regions of the world for exporters, project developers, and researchers. The site consists of more than 130 country pages (organized into seven different world regions), with each country page having its own set of links to information sources about that country. There are also more than 30 Country Energy Overviews at the web site -- each of these is a comprehensive review of a specific country's entire energy situation, including sections on Energy Policy, Oil, Natural Gas, Coal, Hydroelectric/Renewables, Nuclear Power, Energy Transmission Infrastructure, Electricity, Electric Industry Overview, Environmental Activities, Privatization, Trade, and Economic Situation. The specific country highlighted in this Country Energy Overview is the Czech Republic. The site is designed to be dynamic. Updates to the overviews will be made as need an d resources permit

  14. Flue gas desulfurization in the Czech Republic

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    This paper describes measures accepted by the owner of power stations , the significant heating plants and combustion plant in significant industrial factories in order to bring them into compliance with the requirement of the Clean Air Act (CAA), accepted in 1991. Czech CAA classifies the stationary combusting sources into 3 categories according to the thermal output (up to 0.2 MW; up to 5 MW; over 5 MW). Different approach to complying the emission limit values have been noticed. Prevailing part of the small and middle sources have been converted to natural gas combustion. The part of the large sources with lower thermal input have been converted from coal to natural gas or low sulfur liquid fuels combustion and sources with great thermal input have been retrofitted by flue gas desulfurization. Wet limestone-gypsum (WLG) technology has been installed in almost all power plants. Some wet-dry processes are applied in significant heating plants. Old boilers are replaced by atmospheric fluidized bed combustion where dry limestone process is used. In case of the coal gasification the Rectisol process which uses cold methanol desulfurizes the gas. Sulfur compounds are converted to SO2. Nitrogen oxides are removed by selective catalytic reduction using ammonia. SO2 is catalytically oxidized to SO3. After the cooling 95-97% sulfuric acid is condensed. As a result a significant reduction of the emissions in Czech Republic is reached. Prognoses are given up to 2010

  15. Radiation monitoring network of the Czech Republic

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    The Radiation Monitoring Network (RMN) of the Czech Republic was established after the Chernobyl accident in 1986 and it is developed all the time. It is co-ordinated by the State Office for Nuclear Safety in co-operation with the National Radiation Protection Institute. Czech RMN consists of the several sub-networks, which include selected or all permanent parts of RMN. The sub-networks are following: the Early Warning Network (EWN), the TLD Territorial Network, the Network of the Measuring Sites of Air Contamination, the Network of Laboratories Equipped with Gamma-spectrometric and Radiochemical Analytical Instrumentation, the Ground and Airborne Mobile Groups. The Laboratory of Monitoring of Internal Contamination and the information system (IS) are a significant part of RMN, too. The data of RMN resulting from monitoring are transferred to the central database of CRMN, processed by the information system (IS). They are used in normal and emergency situations for an evaluation of radiation situation and for preparation of recommendations for protection of the public and the environment. In 2002 any extraordinary radioactivity in the environment was not detected and also none of the measuring points recorded any exceeding of established investigation levels. In components of environment and also in human beings a very low activity of 137Cs was still measurable, that had been released into environment after the Chernobyl accident and by the nuclear weapon tests in sixties of the last century. (authors)

  16. Experience with the INES in the Czech Republic

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    Major nuclear facilities currently operated in the Czech Republic and falling under nuclear safety and radiation protection supervision have included four operated units of the Dukovany nuclear power plant equipped with WWER 440/213 reactors, two research reactors (the LVR 15 reactor with a maximum power of 10 MW and the zero-power LR-0 reactor) at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, and the VR-1P teaching reactor at the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. The State Office for Nuclear Safety (''Statni urad pro jadernou bezpecnost'', ''SUJB'') is the Czech regulatory authority responsible for supervision of nuclear safety of nuclear facilities and supervision of radiation protection in the Czech Republic. The publication reviews experience with INES in Czech Republic

  17. Integrated radiation information system in the Czech Republic

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    Outline and organizational structure of radiation monitoring network (RMN) in the Czech Republic is conformable with similar networks abroad integrated system of a number of components serve for continuous monitoring of radiation situation on the territory of the Czech Republic, detecting an abnormal radiological situation due to domestic source, detecting a non notified accident abroad with consequences on the territory of the Czech Republic, monitoring the evolution, determining the components of any radioactivity discharge, first estimation of accident extent, forecasting of accident development and of dispersion of radionuclides in the vicinity of source, acquisition of base for decision upon evaluation and other countermeasures and remedial actions, assessment and forecast of contamination for regulation of food and water consumption, review of enforced countermeasures based on actual monitoring data and refined forecast. For model calculations and decision making in case of a nuclear accident an integrated comprehensive computer based information system is now being set up in Czech Republic. (R.P.)

  18. Privatization and Business Education Needs in the Czech Republic.

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    Helms, Marilyn M.

    1996-01-01

    As the Czech Republic undergoes massive economic restructuring, education and training in capitalism and management are needed. The Czechoslovakian Management Center uses international advisors in developing its master's of business administration programs for executive development. (SK)

  19. Czech Republic: Management and Regulation of Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins

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    Maršálek, Blahoslav; Bláha, Luděk; Bláhová, Lucie; Babica, Pavel

    Dessau : Federal Environmental Agency, (Umweltbundesamt), 2005 - (Chorus, I.), s. 37-39 - (WaBoLu) Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : cyanotoxins * cyanobacteria * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  20. Employment exits of older workers in the Czech Republic

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    Hamplová, Dana; Pollnerová, Š.

    London, New York : Routledge, 2006 - (Blossfeld, H.; Buchholz, S.; Hofäcker, D.), s. 281-300 ISBN 9780415376457 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Retirement * Czech Republic * Education Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  1. Household flood risk reduction in the Czech Republic

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    Duží, B.; Vikhrov, Dmytro; Kelman, I.; Stojanov, R.; Jakubínský, J.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 20, č. 4 (2015), s. 499-504. ISSN 1381-2386 Institutional support: RVO:67985998 Keywords : flood risk reduction * household adaptation * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 2.669, year: 2014

  2. Household flood risk reduction in the Czech Republic

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    Duží, B.; Vikhrov, Dmytro; Kelman, I.; Stojanov, R.; Jakubínský, J.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 20, č. 4 (2015), s. 499-504. ISSN 1381-2386 Institutional support: PRVOUK-P23 Keywords : flood risk reduction * household adaptation * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 2.669, year: 2014

  3. Comparison of electronic commerce in Germany and Czech Republic

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    Hráský, Antonín

    2011-01-01

    This work engages in comparing selected aspects of e-commerce in Czech Republic and Germany. Its main goal is to assess the level of development of e-commerce in Czech Republic's most recent history whilst benchmarking the situation in Germany. It also aims to evaluate the key prerequisites for development of e-commerce in both countries, name future perspectives and opportunities and compare certain current aspects and trends within the industry. The work is divided into theoretical and anal...

  4. Illegal employment in Czech Republic and in the European Union

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    Miroslava Vlčková

    2010-01-01

    The paper deals with illegal employment in the Czech Republic, both foreigners and citizens of the Czech Republic in comparison with other European Union countries. Illegal employment threatens the whole economy, weakening labor market and reducing the number of jobs for those who are unemployed and the job they are applying to the Labour Office. These negative phenomena in recent years is still widening, in connection with the liberalization of the economy and the influx of foreign capital. ...

  5. Animal protection in the legal system of the Czech Republic

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    Vrbická, Markéta

    2012-01-01

    This thesis is focused on the summary of the law regulation of animal protection in the Czech Republic. In the introductory part the thesis defines basic causes and aims of the law regulation of animal protection and summaries the history of animals regulation in the Czech republic. After outlining the most significant international treaties and sources of European law in the area of animal protection, the substantial chapter dealing with the definition of animal and related terms in the czec...

  6. Organic farms in the selected region of the Czech Republic

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    Knytlová, Veronika

    2011-01-01

    This Bachelor Thesis deals with organic farming as an alternative way of agriculture. The first part engages in the role of organic farming in the agrarian policy of the Czech Republic. It defines organic farming, its formation, objectives and development of organic farming in the Czech Republic till now. Moreover, there is mentioned comparison with conventional farming, legislative regulation and control system in organic farming. The second part focuses on the assessment of agricultur...

  7. Differences between organic and conventional farming systems in Czech Republic

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    Moudry, Jan; KONVALINA, PETR

    2007-01-01

    Agriculture of the Czech Republic has features of submonate and montane agriculture. More than half of the surface of the Czech Republic are less favourable areas (LFA). Active state support of farming focused on the extensive production and maintenance of the countryside and the other environmental services is the crucial point of a successful development of competitive and economical (from the point of view of the environment) production in LFA. Organic farming is carried out on the area of...

  8. Minimum wage in the Czech Republic and European Union

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    Šmíd, Marek

    2010-01-01

    The Master's thesis deals with analysis of the minimum wage in the Czech Republic and European Union. The first three chapters describe the function and development of the minimum wage, as well as the theoretical approaches of the minimum wage. Furthermore the arguments for and against the minimum wage are summarized. In the practical part the development of the minimum wage in the Czech Republic from 1991 is analyzed and the minimum wage across the EU countries is compared. The last analysis...

  9. Media education in primary schools in the Czech Republic

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    Junová Iva

    2016-01-01

    The article deals with realization of Media Education in Primary schools in the Czech Republic. The study introduction addresses the mass media influence on children’s and the youth’s socialization and gives reasons for the necessity of media education. There is a development of media education, mentioned in the text, followed by the description of an actual situation of media education in the Czech Republic. Another chapter depicts challenges that accompany the media education’s execution at...

  10. Electronic banking in Czech republic and its possibilities

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    TŮMA, Martin

    2009-01-01

    The aim of the bachelor's thesis "Electronic banking in Czech republic and its possibilities" is to analyze and bring closer electronic (direct) banking of the Czech Republic to readers and to map its current state. This thesis also defines the client's connection options with the bank throught various types of communication channels. In the first part of this thesis the reader will be apprised with the conception of the electronic banking and its basic features. Its followed by brief histori...

  11. Occupational Gender Segregation in the Czech Republic (in English)

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    Štìpán Jurajda; Michal Franta

    2007-01-01

    The authors use labor force survey data to provide a detailed description and an international comparison of the level and structure of occupational gender segregation in the Czech Republic during 1994–2004. Based on 1999 data, they find Czech occupational segregation to be close to the EU average, with the exception of young, highly educated Czech workers, who faced relatively high segregation. However, segregation has declined rapidly for young workers since 1999, mainly due to the increase...

  12. Environmental and biotic changes close to the Emsian/Eifelian boundary in the Prague Basin, Czech Republic: paleontological, geochemical and sedimentological approach

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    Berkyová, S.; Frýda, J.; Koptíková, Leona

    Tashkent: State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources ; Institute of Petroleum Geology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2008 - (Kim, A.; Salimova, F.; Meshchankina, N.), s. 18-19 ISBN N. [Conference Global alignements of Lower Devonian carbonate and clastic sequences (SDS/IGCP Project 499 joint field meeting). Kitab State Geological Reserve (UZ), 25.08.2008-03.09.2008] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KJB307020602 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : biotic changes * sedimentology * prague Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  13. Assessment in the School Systems of the Czech Republic

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    Strakova, Jana; Simonová, Jaroslava

    2013-01-01

    Student assessment in the Czech Republic is still rather traditional, with classroom practice continuing to focus on summative assessment. The country has regularly participated in international surveys, but the findings from these only started to influence educational policy during the past decade, when Czech students' performance fell…

  14. Language Planning for Romani in the Czech Republic

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    Eckert, Eva

    2015-01-01

    In the Czech Republic, Romani language planning has long been a controversial subject. The question informing the current research is whether the European Charter's goal of protecting, maintaining and invigorating Romani is attainable in a culture driven by standard language ideology, Czech society's aversion to multiculturalism and an…

  15. Weed hosts of phytoplasmas in the Czech Republic

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    Válová, J.; Fialová, R.; Navrátil, M.; Fránová, Jana; Šimková, Marie; Nebesářová, Jana

    Prague : Czech University of Agriculture, 2002. s. 56. [Conference of European Foundation for Plant Pathology 'Disease Resistance in Plant Parhology'/6./. 08.09.2002-14.09.2002, Prague] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z6022909; CEZ:AV0Z5051902 Keywords : phytoplasmas * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  16. GHG emission mitigation measures and technologies in the Czech Republic

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    Tichy, M. [Energy Efficiency Center, Prague (Czech Republic)

    1996-12-31

    The paper presents a short overview of main results in two fields: projection of GHG emission from energy sector in the Czech Republic and assessment of technologies and options for GHG mitigation. The last part presents an overview of measures that were prepared for potential inclusion to the Czech Climate Change Action Plan.

  17. Research reactor fuel management in the Czech Republic

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    Fuel management of the Czech research reactors is described. There are three research reactors in the Czech Republic: LVR-15 and LR-0 operated by the Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc, VR-1 operated by the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering in Prague, and SR-0 reactor of SKODA JS plc which is under decommissioning now. The paper describes the major features of the Czech research reactors, types of fuels used in them, and the spent fuel management principles. The participation of the LVR-15 and VR-1 reactors in the RERTR international programme (Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors) is also highlighted. (author)

  18. THE RESPONSE OF BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATE AND FISH ASSEMBLAGES TO HUMAN IMPACT ALONG THE LOWER STRETCH OF THE RIVERS MORAVA AND DYJE (DANUBE RIVER BASIN, CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Zdeněk Adámek

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The lower Morava and Dyje rivers belong among the large lowland rivers on the southeast of the Czech Republic flowing into the Danube 69 km downstream of their confluence. Despite their high nature value and environment protection, both rivers suffered from heavy pollution from the sixties to the eighties of the last century. Significant improvement of their water quality during the last two decades resulted in the partial recovery of former assemblages of both benthic macroinvertebrates and fish. Recently, altogether 262 and 137 taxa of macrozoobenthos were recorded at the Dyje and Morava rivers, respectively. In the River Dyje, 3 and 21 non-native and threatened (according to IUCN categories invertebrate species, respectively, were ascertained, whilst in the River Morava their numbers were 2 and 10, respectively. The fish assemblage consisted of 23 and 24 species, respectively, plus one hybrid in each of the rivers, bleak being by far the most abundant fish. In the sections under study, several rare and/or protected species were also recorded. Two of them, ide (Leuciscus idus and burbot (Lota lota belong among vulnerable fish species and four others, white-eye bream (Abramis sapa, striped ruffe (Gymnocephalus schraetser, streber (Zingel streber and zingel (Zingel zingel, are considered as critically endangered species. Currently, both lower stretches of the rivers Morava and Dyje have been heavily invaded by round goby, Neogobius melanostomus.

  19. Radon programme in the Czech Republic

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    The framework of the Radon programme in the Czech republic includes both precautionary measures and interventions. The programme informally started in early eighties has been now incorporated in national legislation (Atomic Act, Radiation Protection Decree, etc.). Aim of precautionary measures is to avert construction of building above natural radiation guidance levels (200 Bq/m3 for indoor radon concentration and 0.5 Sv/h for gamma dose rate) by protection of new buildings against soil radon ingress, by regulation of natural radioactivity in building materials and supplied water. Aim of interventions is to identify buildings affected by enhanced natural radioactivity and help owners to put into effect reasonable remedial measures. Two sets of intervention levels for indoor natural exposure were established: guidance intervention levels 400 Bq/m3 (indoor radon), 1.0 Sv/h (indoor gamma dose rate) and limit values 4000 Bq/m3 and 10 Sv/h. The radon programme is based both on governmental and private activities. The governmental activities include representative and targeted indoor radon survey, subsidy for radon mitigation, mitigation test measurements and public information on radon issue. The private activities include radon measurement (radon index of building site, indoor measurements, radon diagnosis) and remedial measures. More than 100 commercial companies were authorised by Radiation Protection Authority (SUJB) to provide these measurements

  20. Nuclear education in the Czech Republic

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    A brief account is given of the following institutions and events: (1) Czech Nuclear Education Network (CENEN), an umbrella association of Czech universities and other nuclear educational facilities, aiming to include the institutions in ENEN, the European Nuclear Education Network, and to foster collaboration within the WNU, World Nuclear University; (2) The VR-1 training reactor, operated by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and serving education of both domestic and foreign students; (3) the Czech Nuclear Society; (4) Czech Young Generation section of the Czech Nuclear Society (CYG CNS), associating industry experts age 35 or younger; and Summer University, with venues at the Temelin and Dukovany NPPs. (P.A.)

  1. The August 2002 flood in the Czech Republic

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    Sercl, P.; Stehlik, J.

    2003-04-01

    course of the flood has been analysed. It is clear that the cascade cannot protect Prague during such an extreme flood. Below the confluence of the Moldau and Elbe rivers the flood wave propagated in the Elbe and flooded a large area along the river. Therefore the peak discharge decreased a little. The flood caused enormous damage and losses in all regions including the towns of Budweis, Pilsen and Prague. About 100 towns and villages were completely flooded and 350 were partly flooded. 1.6 million people were affected by the flood, 220 thousand were moved from their houses, 15 people died. The total losses are assessed to be 2 to 3 billion Euro. The Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) is a governmental institution responsible for monitoring and forecasting the weather and hydrological conditions in the Czech Republic. During the flood in August 2002, the CHMI was continually preparing information, forecasts and reports for decision-making bodies, the public and the rescue system. Overall, the flood protection and rescue system worked very well and many protective measures were performed during the flood, including the evacuation of people. In general, the system was more effective than it was during the previous catastrophic flood in 1997 in the Oder basin. The experience from the 1997 event and the adoption of new laws on crisis management and the integrated rescue system had a positive influence the response of people.

  2. Off-site emergency planning in Czech Republic

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    In the Czech Republic, the NPP Dukovany - PWR 440/213-type (4 blocks) is currently in operation (from 1985) and NPP Temelin - PWR 1000 (2 blocks) is under construction. Radiation accident on the NPP is defined as an unexpected or unintentional event in a facility with a potential of off-site consequences. The principles of emergency planning in Czech Republic now are based on the philosophy and principles described in the ICRP Publication 40 and the IAEA Safety Series No. 55, 72, and includes already the post Chernobyl experiences. Nevertheless, Czech Republic legislation experiences an extensive reconstruction. The Atomic Act, which will be based from point of view the structure, philosophy and principles on new International Basic Safety Standards, already being elaborated. That acts and related laws should solve our legislative problems on field of emergency planning and preparedness

  3. Religion, Culture, and Tax Evasion: Evidence from the Czech Republic

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    Wadim Strielkowski

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Our paper analyzes the impact of culture and religion on tax evasions in the Czech Republic, which represents one of the most atheistic countries in Europe, and a very interesting example of attitudes to the church and religion, as well as the influence of religion on the social and economic aspects of everyday life. Our results suggest that, in the Czech Republic, religion plays the role of tax compliance, but only through a positive effect of visiting the church. National pride supports tax morality while trust in government institutions and attitudes towards government are not associated with tax compliance. These results suggest that the Czech Republic is no different from other countries regarding the relationship between religion and tax compliance. Moreover, the role of government as the authority for improving tax compliance is different from what is observed in other countries.

  4. Monetary Transmission in the Czech Republic after the Transformation

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    Körner, Jenny

    2015-01-01

    This paper analyzes the transmission mechanisms of a contractionary monetary policy shock on the real economy. The sufficiently long regime uniform time period since the political transformation in the Czech Republic provides evidence for effective inflation targeting by the Czech National Bank. I apply a recursive vector autoregression (VAR), a structural VAR, and structural vector error correction model (SVECM). In the SVAR the restrictions imply a lagged effect of the monetary policy shock...

  5. Progression of Financial Reporting in Czech Republic and its Regulation

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    Ištvánfyová, Jana; Mejzlík, Ladislav; Pelák, Jiří

    2010-01-01

    The development of a national accounting framework presents unique issues. A strong accounting system needs sufficient time to evolve. The influence of IFRS and of existing tax objectives of Czech accounting system increase the complexity and costs of implementing and monitoring the accounting rules. Given the short time between abandoning an economy based on public ownership and joining the European Union, Czech Republic made significant progress in development of its accounting regulation. ...

  6. Marketing promotions of organic food products in the Czech Republic

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    Formanová, Petra

    2011-01-01

    This diploma thesis carrying the name “Marketing promotions of organic food products in the Czech Republic” deals with the current topic of organic food promotions using marketing tools. The objective of this thesis is to analyze how advertisement and promotion influences customer´s attitude towards buying organic food products in the Czech Republic. A part of the objective are also useful recommendations for Zemanka Bio-bakery regarding improvement of their organic food promotions. The te...

  7. Analysis of production and consumption of beer in Czech Republic

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    Zamrzlová, Jiřina

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with the analysis of production, consumption, export and import of beer in the Czech Republic in the years 1990 - 2011. The lengths of the time period of the individual indicators vary according to availability of the necessary data. The aim of this work is to assess the development of these indicators and predict their value for the year 2012. The theoretical work introduces to the problems of brewing and describes the origins of beer and Czech brewing, present ...

  8. 77 FR 38736 - Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country-Czech Republic (DFARS...

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    2012-06-29

    ... Regulation Supplement: New Qualifying Country--Czech Republic (DFARS Case 2012-D043) AGENCY: Defense... DFARS to add the Czech Republic as a qualifying country. On April 18, 2012, the Secretary of Defense... required to be published for public comment. Adding the Czech Republic to the list of 21 other...

  9. Increased Sorting and Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    Eriksson, Tor; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic Michel Patrick

    2013-01-01

    This paper makes use of a linked employer–employee dataset to examine the evolution of wage inequality in the Czech Republic during 1998–2006. We find evidence of slightly increasing returns to human capital and diminishing gender inequality and document sharp increases in both within-firm and......-firm inequality whereas we find no evidence that increased international trade at the industry level is associated with higher betweenor within-firm wage inequality. The key factors driving the observed increase in wage inequality are increased educational sorting and the inflow of foreign firms to the Czech...... Republic....

  10. Radiometric map of the Czech Republic and uranium mineralization

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    Intensive U exploration and radiometric mapping in the Czech Republic in past decades yielded numerous radiometric data. The whole are of the Czech Republic has been covered by airborne radiometric measurement what formed the database for the compilation of the map of the terrestrial radiation. 122 regional ground gamma ray spectrometry profiles were measured and used for the back calibration of the digitized map and its conversion into the gamma dose rate units. The regional radioactivity of rocks of the territory is in the range 6-245 nGy.h-1 and is linked with the U mineralization of the Bohemian Massif. (author). 13 refs, 3 figs

  11. Analysis of non-cash Transactions in the Czech Republic

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    Boučková, Petra

    2010-01-01

    The thesis is focused on non-cash payments. It is divided into theoretical and practical part. The theoretical part describes the historical development of payment cards and forms that are accessible to the citizens. There are described current news and trends in non-cash payments. The practical part is focused on the development of non-cash transaction in the Czech Republic and comparison of the Member States of the European Union with Czech Republic. Attention is also given access to banks ...

  12. Changes in Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic

    In this paper, we examine the evolution of the changes in the wage structure in the Czech Republic using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labor market over the period 1998-2006. We find evidence of slightly diminishing gender inequality and increasing...... changing educational composition of the workforce to explain these patterns. Our results indicate that all these factors have contributed to the changes in the Czech wage structure, and that increased sorting and changes in the composition of firms' workforces are most strongly associated with the observed...

  13. Local energy policies in Poland and the Czech Republic

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    2001-07-01

    Both the Czech Republic and Poland as former Communist countries, are transforming their economies from central planning to a free market. This applies equally to energy planning and because they are starting from the same point, they have come up with very comparable solutions despite strong cultural differences, so that the parallels are striking. This study analyzes the energy management in local authorities in Poland and the Czech Republic with the objective of better: identifying the current situation, identifying the opportunities for action both now and in an extended European Union, identifying the constraints that may hinder full integration of East European municipalities in European Union programmes, improve the integration of municipalities in the countries concerned in pan-European networks of municipalities interested in energy issues. The study reviews the powers and responsibilities of local authorities in the energy field and the institutional framework within which local authorities work. There are now 16 directly elected regional authorities in Poland and the local authorities have been restructured into two levels, the Powiad and the Gmina. Similarly, in the Czech Republic 14 elected regional authorities have been established. This document brings together 2 reports: the final report and the study report about the energy policies in Poland and in the Czech republic: structure of local government, general and institutional aspects, national political organisation, national administrative organisation, municipal role in production and distribution, regulation and planning, energy issues, energy management policies, specific aspects at local level etc... The conclusions from two review seminars (Jablonec nad Nison (Czech republic), 25-26 January 2001, and Bielsko Biala (Poland), 22-23 February 2001) and some fact files on 4 large Czech towns and 4 large Polish towns complete the study. (J.S.)

  14. Czech young generation activities in nuclear training and education framework in the Czech Republic

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    Matejkova, J.; Foral, S.; Varmuza, J.; Katovsky, K.

    2014-07-01

    The Czech Republic has a long tradition in nuclear power production. One third of Czech electricity production is generated in two nuclear power plants, Dukovany and Temelin, totaling six power reactors. There are also three non-power, research reactors: two zero power reactors for education and research support, and one material testing reactor (MTR) used mainly for radioisotopes production. One of zero power reactors is employed by the Czech Technical University in Prague for education and research purposes, other zero power reactor and MTR are situated at nuclear research complex in Rez. (Author)

  15. Czech young generation activities in nuclear training and education framework in the Czech Republic

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    The Czech Republic has a long tradition in nuclear power production. One third of Czech electricity production is generated in two nuclear power plants, Dukovany and Temelin, totaling six power reactors. There are also three non-power, research reactors: two zero power reactors for education and research support, and one material testing reactor (MTR) used mainly for radioisotopes production. One of zero power reactors is employed by the Czech Technical University in Prague for education and research purposes, other zero power reactor and MTR are situated at nuclear research complex in Rez. (Author)

  16. PROJECT ACCOUNTING STATE IN CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Kovanicová, Dana

    2016-01-01

    The article informs about the project of the Czech Ministry of Finance, the aim of which is to prepare and implement accounting for the entire Czech state on an accrual basis. It presents the basic characteristics of the accrual basis, compared with a "cash" basis. Justifies this project, the current lack of relevant information for management and decision-making at the state level and at lower levels and introduces the conceptual framework.

  17. Application of marketing companies in the Czech Republic

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    Marie Švarcová

    2010-01-01

    The article deals with the use of marketing activities in some firms in the Czech Republic. It is not only manufacturing companies but also companies providing services. Article characterize as some companies understand the concept of marketing and how to access to use it in their companies. Further reveals how the marketing activities undertaken and the importance attributed to this activity.

  18. Educational Expansion and Inequality in Taiwan and the Czech Republic

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    Smith, Michael; Tsai, Shu-Ling; Mateju, Petr; Huang, Min-Hsiung

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a comparative analysis of educational inequality by family background and gender in Taiwan and the Czech Republic, which have both experienced substantial educational expansion in the last half-century under different educational systems. We highlight the specific institutional histories of both countries and examine the role…

  19. Situation of School Self-Evaluation in the Czech Republic

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    Pol, Milan; Vastatkova, Jana

    2005-01-01

    This paper is focused on school self-evaluation in the Czech Republic. It offers the overview of main changes which took place after 1989 and provided a broad social framework for operation of schools. Also, it links self-evaluation to recent legislation which explicitly determines its state of art and also steps to be taken in the near future.…

  20. School Psychology in the Czech Republic: Development, Status and Practice

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    Kavenská, Veronika; Smékalová, Eleonora; Šmahaj, Jan

    2013-01-01

    This intensive exploratory research maps the working conditions of school psychologists in the Czech Republic. An electronic questionnaire consisting of 71 questions (58 quantitative, 13 qualitative) from nine fields was used as a research tool. The respondent sample ("N"?=?63; 53 females, 10 males) indicate that they are largely…

  1. GLOBE in the Czech Republic: A Program Evaluation

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    Cincera, Jan; Maskova, Veronika

    2011-01-01

    The article presents results of the evaluation of the GLOBE program (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) in the Czech Republic. The evaluation explores the implementation of the program in schools and its impact on research skills. Four hundred and sixty six pupils, aged 13, from 28 different schools participated in the…

  2. Innovative Physics Teaching Conferences in the Czech Republic

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    Milbrandt, Rod

    2010-01-01

    Even today, with all of the instant communication technologies available, we are still often unaware of all that happens in other parts of the world. In the middle of Europe, in the Czech Republic, physics teachers have created a couple of innovative conferences--or "workshops" might be a better term. Having attended two of each, I think they're…

  3. Educational expansion and inequality in Taiwan and the Czech Republic

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    Smith, Michael; Tsai, S. L.; Matějů, P.; Huang, M. H.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 60, č. 2 (2016), s. 339-374. ISSN 0010-4086 R&D Projects: GA ČR GCP404/12/J006 Institutional support: RVO:67985998 Keywords : educational inequality * Taiwan * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.840, year: 2014

  4. Czech Republic – the type material of spiders (Araneae)

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    Růžička, Vlastimil; Kůrka, A.; Buchar, J.; Řezáč, M.

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 174, 1-4 (2005), s. 13-64. ISSN 0139-9543 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) IAA6007401 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50070508 Keywords : spiders * type material * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  5. Notes to the catalogue of spiders of the Czech Republic

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    Růžička, Vlastimil; Buchar, J.

    Budapest : Plant Protection Institute and Berzsenyi College, 2004 - (Samu, F.; Szinetár, C.), s. 221-224 ISBN 963 214 791 X. [European Colloquium of Arachnology /20./. Szombathely (HU), 22.07.2002-26.07.2002] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5007907 Keywords : Czech Republic * spiders * catalogue Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  6. The Parliamentary Election in the Czech Republic, October 2013

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    Stegmaier, M.; Linek, Lukáš

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 35, č. 1 (2014), s. 385-388. ISSN 0261-3794 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP408/12/1474 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : elections * Czech republic * new parties Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences Impact factor: 1.182, year: 2014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261379414000298

  7. Monetary transmission and the financial sector in the Czech Republic

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    Havránek, T.; Horváth, R.; Matějů, Jakub

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 45, č. 3 (2012), s. 135-155. ISSN 1573-9414 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) SVV 265801/2012 Institutional support: PRVOUK-P23 Keywords : transmission mechanism * monetary policy * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economic s

  8. Research and Innovation in the Czech Republic: Transformation and Evolution

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    Filáček, Adolf

    Praha : Filosofia, 2009 - (Loudín, J.; Schuch, K.), s. 187-214 ISBN 978-80-7007-273-8 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514 Keywords : research and development * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  9. Approaches to transformation and social reform in the Czech Republic

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    Večerník, Jiří

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 2, Spec. Iss. (2008), s. 2-6. ISSN 1802-5854 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/03/0339 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : social policy * social reforms * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  10. The Czech Republic in the European Union - a year after

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    Antal, J.; Austin, D. Andrew; Babetskii, J.; Erbenová, M.; Hájková, D.; Hakobyan, Anush; Hanousek, Jan; Horníková, M.; Žigić, Krešimir

    Prague: Charles University in Prague, 2005, s. 71-86. ISBN 80-7343-058-4 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70850503 Keywords : Czech Republic * economic effects of the EU entry Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/books/CR2005.pdf

  11. Apple and pear trees phytoplasma identification in the Czech Republic

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    Fránová, Jana; Přibylová, Jaroslava; Petrzik, Karel; Paprštein, F.; Kučerová, J.

    Izmir : Faculty of Agriculture, 2008. s. 55. [Host Pathogen Interaction in Pome Fruits" COST Action 864. 14.05.2008-16.05.2008, Izmir] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR(CZ) 1QS500510558 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : pome fruits * phytoplasma * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  12. The occurrence of strawberry viruses in the Czech Republic

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    Fránová, Jana; Mráz, Ivan; Petrzik, Karel; Špak, Josef; Šíp, Miroslav; Erbenová, M.

    Canterbury : University of Kent, 2000. s. 85. [International symposium on virus and virus-like diseases of temperate fruit crops /18./. 09.06.2000-15.06.2000, Canterbury] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK2052601 Keywords : The Czech Republic * strawberry * virus diseases of plants Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  13. Annotated checklist of centipedes (Chilopoda) of the Czech Republic

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    Tuf, I.H.; Tajovský, Karel

    Olomouc : Institute of Soil Biology , BC ASCR, 2014. s. 97. ISBN 978-80-86525-28-0. [International Congress of Myriapodology /16./. 20.07.2014-25.07.2014, Olomouc] Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : centipedes * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  14. Annotated checklist of millipedes (Diplopoda) of the Czech Republic

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    Tajovský, Karel; Tuf, I.H.

    Olomouc : Institute of Soil Biology , BC ASCR, 2014. s. 94. ISBN 978-80-86525-28-0. [International Congress of Myriapodology /16./. 20.07.2014-25.07.2014, Olomouc] Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : millipedes * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  15. Workplace bullying in higher education: findings from the Czech Republic

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    Zábrodská, Kateřina; Květon, Petr

    Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen, 2012. s. 141-141. ISBN 978-87-87417-97-6. [International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment - Future Challenges /8./. 12.06.2012-15.06.2012, Copenhagen] R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP407/10/P146 Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : workplace bullying * higher education * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  16. Monetary conditions and banks’ behaviour in the Czech Republic

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    Geršl, A.; Jakubík, P.; Kowalczyk, Dorota; Ongena, S.; Peydró-Alcalde, J. L.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 2 (2012), s. 13-16. ISSN 1803-7089 Institutional support: PRVOUK-P23 Keywords : monetary conditions * banks’ behaviour * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cnb.cz/en/research/research_publications/erb/download/ERB_No2_2012.pdf

  17. Structural comparison of inequality and social structures: Czech Republic

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    Večerník, Jiří

    Oxford : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 - (Mikhalev, V.), s. 211-241 ISBN 0-333-96424-1 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IBS7028351 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : economic inequality * social stratification * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  18. Understanding long-term unemployment in the Czech Republic

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    Jurajda, Štěpán; Münich, Daniel

    2003-01-01

    Roč. 53, 1-2 (2003), s. 11-30. ISSN 0015-1920 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Keywords : Czech Republic * unemployment Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.112, year: 2003 http://journal.fsv.cuni.cz/storage/920_02_011-030.pdf

  19. Integrated assessment of ecosystem services in the Czech Republic

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    Frélichová, Jana; Vačkář, David; Pártl, Adam; Loučková, Blanka; Lorencová, Eliška

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 8, jun (2014), s. 110-117. ISSN 2212-0416 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0073; GA TA ČR TD010066 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : ecosystems * ecosystem services * integrated assessment * database * valuation * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  20. The parliamentary election in the Czech Republic, June 2006

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    Plecitá-Vlachová, Klára; Stegmaier, M.

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 27, č. 1 (2008), s. 179-184. ISSN 0261-3794 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : parliamentary elections * Chamber of Deputies * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 1.077, year: 2008

  1. Geochemical reactivity of rocks of the Czech Republic

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    Chuman, T.; Gürtlerová, P.; Hruška, Jakub; Adamová, M.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 2 (2014), s. 341-349. ISSN 1744-5647 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0073 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : geochemical reactivity * Czech Republic * susceptibility to weathering Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour Impact factor: 1.193, year: 2014

  2. The parliamentary election in the Czech Republic, May 2010

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    Stegmaier, M.; Vlachová, Klára

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 30, č. 1 (2011), s. 238-241. ISSN 0261-3794 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : parliamentary elections 2010 * Chamber of Deputies * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences Impact factor: 0.714, year: 2011 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261379411000059

  3. 76 FR 76384 - U.S. Education Mission to Poland and Czech Republic Warsaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic...

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    2011-12-07

    ... other higher education authorities strongly encourage Polish students to study abroad, and welcome foreign students to study in Poland as well. While most Polish students choose to study abroad in Europe... exists in both undergraduate as well as graduate studies. Czech Republic Study abroad programs...

  4. Report on radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 2000

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    In the Report the reader will find a summary of the results obtained from systematic radioactivity monitoring in the Czech Republic. The first part contains the results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network in compliance with the monitoring programme. The monitoring programme is aimed at measuring the radionuclide activity and ionising radiation dose rate distribution over the Czech Republic with a view to obtaining the long-time trends and detecting deviations from them at an early stage. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in 2000 in the Czech Republic. Variations in dose rate measurements were caused by fluctuations of the environmental background. The second part gives an overview of the results of monitoring of effluents from Czech nuclear facilities and of radioactivity in their vicinity. As in the previous years the effluents from the Dukovany NPP were very low and no difference was found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. The third part of the Report provides an overview of the results of monitoring of natural radioactivity. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population. (author)

  5. The economic results of farms in the Czech Republic

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    Jaroslav Svoboda

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Czech agrarian sector has undergone significant changes during last ten years. Since the Czech Republic has entered the European Union in 2004, agrarian sector has had to adapt to conditions of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP. This policy is taken as a crucial within the EU policies as it includes orientation of food production as well as a broader sense of sustainable development and employment. The paper assesses profit/loss and its efficiency of a sample of farms in the Czech Republic (about 830 farms in 2004 2010. This analysis employed methods of financial analysis both traditional ratios and systems of bankruptcy and value models. Time series is long enough to monitor results after establishing the UE and the CAP principles in the Czech Republic. The paper shows that although since 2004, revenue per employee has been increasing, the value added per worker has been static without any major changes. However, farms on average were profitable with the exception of 2009. It was verified by bankruptcy and value models that an average farm is in a relatively good financial situation (without any problems or debt and sufficiently liquid.

  6. Innovative RTD organisations in the Czech Republic

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    Filáček, Adolf; Loudín, Jiří

    Budapest: European Commission/ Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2005 - (Borsi, B.; Dévai, K.; Papanek, G.), s. 21-24 ISBN 92-894-8649-X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514 Keywords : Czech research * innovation * innovative organisation Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  7. Czech Republic: National approach to ageing management

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    The physical ageing of all structures and components is managed and the graduated approach is used for this purpose at Czech NPPs. This is assured by plant life management programme (PLIM). According to PLIM programme the power plant structures and components (SCs) are divided into three categories according to: − Safety importance; − Technological and economic importance; − Strategic importance for further operation

  8. Urban public spaces in the Czech Republic

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    Kratochvíl, Petr

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 37, č. 3 (2013), s. 173-181. ISSN 2029-7955 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP409/11/2220 Institutional support: RVO:68378033 Keywords : public space * town planning * contemporary Czech architecture Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  9. Closed detention in the Czech Republic: on what grounds?

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    Beáta Szakácsová

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available People who arrive by air in the Czech Republic claiming asylum are transferred to a ‘reception centre’ at Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport. Although they are deprived of their liberty, have limited access to fresh air and to the internet, and are only allowed to use a payphone, asylum seekers at the centre are not treated as criminals and detainees report that conditions in the reception centre are moderately good. However, there are some significant problems in the Czech Republic’s current practice of detaining applicants for international protection.

  10. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) as indicators of environmental changes in the past five decades: a case study from the Morava and Odra River Basins (Czech Republic)

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    Zedková, B.; Rádková, V.; Bojková, J.; Soldán, Tomáš; Zahrádková, S.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 25, č. 5 (2015), s. 622-638. ISSN 1052-7613 Grant ostatní: Masaryk University(CZ) MUNI/A/0976/2009; Czech Science Foundation(CZ) P505/10/P302 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : long-term trends * species turnover * species loss Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour Impact factor: 2.136, year: 2014 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2529/epdf

  11. Current prison issues in the Czech Republic

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    Marková, Jana

    2013-01-01

    This text addresses issues in today's prison system. It deals with the employment of prisoners, prison security, accommodation capacity. It also summarizes the history of the Czech prison system and the current state of the prison system of the European Union. In the practical part describes the objective of the work. The aim of this work was not just map out the problems of the prison system, but also find out what kind of a preview of the personnel of the prison service.

  12. State supervision over radiation protection in the Czech Republic

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    The paper is aimed on the organisation of state supervision over radiation protection and some aspects of the execution of state supervision over radiation protection domain. The radiation protection in the Czech Republic has been from its beginning and it is up to now based on the same principles as in the other developed countries. It was concluded that from professional, technical as well as personnel standpoint, it is essentially provided at a relevant level. Due to changes in the economical and political spheres and in the organisational structure of state administration, the system of the Czech Republic Radiation Protection is now in phase of complete re-organisation: (1) new legislative system including ALARA, QA/QC programmes implementation should be introduced into daily practice of ionizing sources users; (2) new, higher quality licensing and inspection system should be completely introduced and strengthened

  13. Should Czech Republic and Slovakia Have Rail Baltica Strategy?

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    Olli-Pekka Hilmola

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Export led economies of Slovakia and Czech Republic have shown impressive performance on activity regarding to Rail Baltica corridor countries (trade vol. incr. by 200-300 % in decade time. However, long-term plans in transportation logistics are tied upon corridors (road and rail ending to Polish sea port, Gdansk. Road transport is also favoured in large-scale in both countries in export activity. However, new environmental demands (sign. lower emissions and scarcity of oil are on the way of changing the current modus operandi. As trade of Rail Baltica countries accounts for one third of these two countries, and is constantly growing with surplus (except for Russia, Slovakia and Czech Republic are clearly in need of developing own strategy for Rail Baltica.

  14. Insect ectoparasites from wild passerine birds in the Czech Republic

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    Sychra O.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Wild passerine birds (Passeriformes from northeastern part of the Czech Republic were examined for ectoparasites. Three species of louse-flies of the genus Ornithomya (Diptera: Hippoboscidae, two species of fleas of the genera Ceratophyllus and Dasypsyllus (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae, and 15 species of chewing lice belonging to the genera Myrsidea, Menacanthus (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae, Brueelia, Penenirmus, Philopterus (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae were found on 82 birds of 23 species. New chewing louse-host records are Hippolais icterina for Menacanthus currucae; Motacilla cinerea for Menacanthus pusillus; Turdus philomelos and Motacilla cinerea for Brueelia merulensis; and Sylvia atricapilla for Menacanthus eurysternus. Brueelia neoatricapillae is cited for the first time for the Czech Republic. Parasitological parameters such as prevalence, intensity and abundance are also discussed.

  15. ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING APLICATIONS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Boris Popesko

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The Article deals with the problem of Activity-Based Costing (ABC utilization in conditions of the Czech Republic. Shortcoming of the traditional costing methods and advantages of Activity-Based Costing systems are explained in the opening part of this article. Major part of article is dedicated to presentation of advantages of utilization of ABC system in practice. Final part of article is focused on results of the authors’ research focused on the level of the cost management systems in the Czech enterprises. Authors search the answer for the question: “How do the Czech enterprises deal with the different types and levels of costing methods and systems? “. In the final part of article, authors define the obstacles of modern costing methods application and the possible ways of the utilization and implementation of these systems.

  16. Housing Finance Efficiency in the Czech Republic

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    Sunega, Petr; Lux, Martin

    Ljubljana : Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, 2006, s. 1-20. [Housing in an expanding Europe: theory , policy, implementation and participation. Ljubljana (SI), 02.07.2006-05.07.2006] R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/06/0915 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : housing finance * efficiency Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  17. Positioning značky World Class Czech Republic

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    Rakoušová, Sandra

    2010-01-01

    My diploma thesis called "Brand positioning World Class Czech Republic" is focused on the analysis of the position of the brand on the Prague market of fitness centers. As the result of this analysis, I conclude my work by the recommendations to improve marketing communication of World Class company. In the theoretical part, I defined the concept of marketing, I have summarized his history, describing the various elements of the marketing mix and SWOT analysis. The next chapter is devoted to ...

  18. Graduates on the Labour Market in the Czech Republic

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    Vondráčková, Zdeňka

    2011-01-01

    The aim of my theses is to introduce to readers the current theme of graduate employment in the Czech Republic, through the analyses of current status, identification of problem areas in the employment of graduates and possible solutions. The practical part focuses on the comparison between the expectations of graduates entering the labor market and potential employers. I have used the questionnaires method. The output of my theses are recommendation proposals for graduates for smoother entry...

  19. Insurance and its forms in the Czech Republic

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    Kunešová, Tereza

    2012-01-01

    This diploma thesis characterizes the beginnings of insurance industry and the emergence of insurance industry on the territory of today's Czech Republic. It defines the legal regulation of insurance industry, the meaning of insurance industry for the economy and the fundamental terms in insurance industry. Furthermore, the thesis specifies insurable risk, its division and risk management which are closely related to the insurance sector. Last but not least the thesis characterizes the insura...

  20. Molecular biodiversity inventory of the ichthyofauna of the Czech Republic

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    Mendel, Jan; Marešová, Eva; Papoušek, Ivo; Halačka, Karel; Vetešník, Lukáš; Šanda, R.; Koníčková, Milena; Urbánková, Soňa

    Rijeka: In Tech, 2012 - (Caliskan, M.), s. 287-314 ISBN 978-953-51-0093-5 R&D Projects: GA ČR GP206/09/P608 Grant ostatní: GA AV ČR(CZ) M200930901 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : Inventory * ichthyofauna Subject RIV: EG - Zoology http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/molecular-biodiversity-inventory-of-the-ichthyofauna-of-the-czech-republic

  1. The Economy of Solar Energy in the Czech Republic

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    Gonzalez Capote, Erdys

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this study is to analyze the evolution of the photovoltaic industry in the Czech Republic after the year 2005 until the present days (2014), with special attention to the regulatory policy implemented regarding solar energy. The theoretical part of this paper shows the importance of the utilization of renewable sources of energy, making especial emphasis in the solar energy in a world where there is an increasing scarcity of fossil fuels and therefore an increasing dependence o...

  2. Trends in HR Management, in the Czech Republic

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    Havlíčková, Veronika

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with trends in human resource management in the Czech Republic. The theoretical part analyses several trends in human resource management available in specialized literature as well as it describes the term strategic human resource management and compares it to the situation described in chosen companies. Methodology, main goals, partial research questions and description of chosen companies are stated. The theoretical part analyses the following: competencies and r...

  3. Approaches to a national ADS program in the Czech Republic

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    An Initiative Group for the accelerator driven transmutation of radioactive waste was set up in the Czech Republic in 1993. The Group prepared a study on the possibilities offered by new methods for the incineration of spent fuels and radioactive wastes. Because the accelerator driven transmutation and reactors projects are very complex, a large scale international collaboration is essential for further progress in this field

  4. Forest cover change in the Czech Republic - trajectories, drivers

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    Kapuka, Alpo Mpande

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACTS: There are many forces that act individually or together to create changes in the forest and landscapes. This Thesis serves as a case study to assess the spatial changes in forest cover in the entire Czech Republic. Main questions: How much did the forest cover change in macrostructure? And what are the main driving forces behind these changes? The study aims to provide answers to these questions through forest cover change analyses. This can be useful in forest management and p...

  5. The future market in electricity in the Czech Republic

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    The Czech Republic has signed the Association Agreement with the European Union in early nineties and it has been the Republic's goal to accede to full membership in the European Union. In the power sector, the Directive 96/92/EC is, in this respect, the most important document. The Czech Energy Law was become effective from 1995 in a compromise form which proved to stay well short of perfection. Unfortunately, a number of articles and provisions fail to be consistent with the relevant EU documents, and even far less so with Directive 96/92/EC. The draft Energy Policy of the Czech Republic as presented officially in May 1997, has already definitely stressed some basic features of the future market in electricity. Regrettably, also in the draft Energy Policy some pressing long-term problems fail to be recognized or addressed and also areas failing to conform with the European power industry laws can be found in it. For the Czech Republic, it will be useful to utilize the experience of mainly the smaller EU countries and to proceed in pursuance of the findings of a thorough analysis and in a stepwise manner. In the first phase, it will be enough to make those moves which are common for all the conceivable solutions. Directive 96/92/EC does not prescribe a change in the structure of the existing electric power sector and far less any change in the ownership relation. In the same token, Directive 96/92/EC does not charge the member states with any duty to launch a wholesale market in electricity (pool of exchange). That is reserved under the discretion of the member states. Nowhere throughout the Directive is encountered any requirement to reduce the market strength of the dominant entities, if such exist

  6. Personality correlates of music preferences in the Czech Republic

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    Franek, Marek

    2009-01-01

    This study examines the structure of music preferences in the sample of participants from the Czech Republic (n=521), differences in structure of music preferences among various age groups and the associations between these preferences and certain personality characteristics. The exploratory factor analysis revealed five music preference dimensions. Further analysis addressed the question how music preferences are related to personality characteristics. Preferences for these music dimensions ...

  7. The economy of wind energy in the Czech Republic

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    Nosková, Veronika

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this bachelor thesis is give to the reader fundamental knowledge about the situation of wind energy and wind plants in the Czech Republic. It begins with a brief description of wind power plants history, followed by the definition of wind. The literature review is focused on the economical aspects of wind plants such as their cost, advantages and disadvantages, but also their ecological benefits and handicaps. It also includes information about the requirements that are needed ...

  8. Mercury and its Future in the Czech Republic

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    Navrátil, Tomáš; Vytopilová, M.; Vlčková, Š.; Mrázová, K.; Zakharov, S.; Honsová, Š.; Pelclová, D.

    Ústí nad Labem: Best servis, 2016 - (Navrátil, T.; Fojta, M.; Schwarzová, K.), s. 143-147 ISBN 978-80-905221-4-5. [Moderní elektrochemické metody /36./. Jetřichovice (CZ), 23.05.2016-27.05.2016] Institutional support: RVO:61388955 Keywords : mercury * toxicity odf mercury * Homovanillic acid * Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic Subject RIV: CG - Electrochemistry

  9. Social networking sites in the Czech Republic: an empirical study

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    Karlíček, Miroslav; Tomek, Ivan; Mária HASPROVÁ; Marcela ZAMAZALOVÁ

    2012-01-01

    Social Networking Sites are a phenomenon of the times. For example, the largest of them, Facebook, has more than 798 million users worldwide. Unfortunately, not much is known about the usage of Social Networking Sites in the European context. This study tries to reduce the gap. The study explores some of the most important questions regarding usage of Social Networking Sites by heavy Internet users in the Czech Republic. Based on an online survey of 640 respondents, the study analyzes the mai...

  10. Foreigners in the Social System of the Czech Republic

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    Leontiyeva, Yana; Vojtková, Michaela

    Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i, 2009 - (Hašková, H.; Uhde, Z.), S.211-233 ISBN 978-80-7330-150-7 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR 1QS700280503; GA MPS 1J034/05-DP2 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Czech Republic * integration of foreigners * social security system Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  11. EFFECTIVITY OF SCREENING PROGRAMS OF NEOPLASMS IN CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Valášková, Veronika

    2015-01-01

    This diploma thesis deals with the national screening programs for cancer diagnosis. The goal of this thesis is to find a proper way how to evaluate the effectivity of screening programs as well as their influence on the intensity of mortality from certain types of cancer. For the purpose of finding out necessary information were used data related to the diagnosis of colorectal cancer, a diagnosis of cervical cancer and breast cancer in the population of the Czech Republic between 1977 - 2011...

  12. Institutionalization of Marketing in Hospitals in the Czech Republic

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    Stankova Pavla

    2013-01-01

    This paper deals with the specifics of marketing management in hospitals and the role of marketing in hospitals in the Czech Republic. Its goal is to present marketing as a tool enabling hospitals to compete in an open market. Nowadays, hospitals increasingly realise that there is a need for marketing management in health care services. The importance of marketing management is then represented by the institutionalization of marketing by means of establishing marketing departments or appointi...

  13. Tourism Policy in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom

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    Loyková, Markéta

    2013-01-01

    The Bachelor thesis is focused on the issue of tourism policy and its application it two EU countries. It defines main attributes of tourism policy and pays special attention to tourism governance at national and regional level. The main aim of the thesis is to describe and compare systems of tourism policy in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. At the national level these systems are analysed from the point of view of tourism policy's goals, tools, main strategic documents and organiz...

  14. Segmentation of washing detergents in the Czech Republic

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    Pejlová, Gabriela

    2012-01-01

    The master thesis is devoted to the explanation of the theory of market segmentation and then its application on the washing detergents market in the Czech Republic. The goal is to describe trends in segmentation of washing detergents and suggest possible reasons for them. Thus, the thesis is a combination of three parts -- the first depicts the theory in question, the second part captures empirical data of the washing detergents market describing the aggregate market and its individual segme...

  15. The analysis of unemployment in the Czech Republic

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    Hafenrichterová, Alena

    2012-01-01

    The thesis titled The analysis of unemployment in the Czech Republic is focused on current issues in the labour market and the analysis of unemployment in the period from 2000 to 2010. The first part of the Bachelor thesis describes in more detail the characteristics of the labour market and unemployment from the standpoint of economic theory. Describing basic concepts, different types of unemployment and how to measure unemployment. The second part deals with a brief characteristic...

  16. External environment of tertiary education in the Czech Republic

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    Švrček, Roman

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor's thesis deals with analysis of external environment of tertiary education institutions in the Czech Republic. In the thesis the analysis of the environment is done according to Porter's model of five forces -- given model is also critically looked upon to verify it's suitability to task at hand. Main goal of the thesis is however to suggest changes and recommendations that should lead to influencing the external environment in favor of instututions operating in the field of ter...

  17. Rainfall erosivity factor in the Czech Republic and its Uncertainty

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    Hanel, Martin; Máca, Petr; Bašta, Petr; Vlnas, Radek; Pech, Pavel

    2016-01-01

    In the present paper, the rainfall erosivity factor (R-factor) for the area of the Czech Republic is assessed. Based on 10-minute data for 96 stations and corresponding R-factor estimates, a number of spatial interpolation methods are applied and cross-validated. These methods include inverse distance weighting, standard, ordinary and regression kriging with parameters estimated by the method of moments and restricted maximum likelihood and a generalized least-squares (GLS) model. For the reg...

  18. The Minimum Wage: Labor Market Consequences in the Czech Republic

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    Kamila Fialová; Martina Mysíková

    2009-01-01

    This paper aims to quantify the impact of the minimum wage on labor market performance in the Czech Republic. Using regional data for 1995–2004, it estimates the effect of the minimum wage adjusted for the regional wage differential on regional unemployment. Consequently, using detailed individual data from 2004/2005, the authors analyze the annual hikes in the minimum wage, which allow them to estimate employment probabilities for workers with a wage level at, or close to, the new minimum wa...

  19. REPORTING OF COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANIES: EVIDENCE FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Jiřina Bošková

    2007-01-01

    The subject of insurance companies is to provide insurance protection based on commercial principles. All changes in the society are directly reflected in the insurance activity. New risks apperar and therfore new insurance products appear as well. The insurance business intervenes into all areas of the economic and social life in the Czech Republic. Insurance companies cannot be treated only as companies offering insurance protection, but also as important investors who, as a result of their...

  20. Agritourism in the Czech Republic: Impact on sustainable rural development

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    Metlushka, Maria

    2013-01-01

    The concept of agritourism is based on the idea of environmental sustainability, environmental education and enlightenment, preservation of the local historical and cultural heritage, cost effectiveness and sustainable socio-economic development of the regions where it is exercised. Several various concepts of agritourism have developed in the global practice. For example, agritourism activities in the Czech Republic were developed mainly for the purpose of diversification of activities and g...

  1. Perception of corporate social responsibility in the Czech Republic

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    Genttnerová, Kateřina

    2013-01-01

    The thesis focuses on the concept of corporate social responsibility within companies in the Czech Republic and its communication to stakeholders. Its goal is to analyze customer perception of activities connected with CSR and its impact on buying behavior. The thesis introduces brief summary of the CSR concept and some of the opinions on its meaning and utilization, also basic findings which can be further used for deeper research as well as for an implementation or improving communication o...

  2. Family Business in the Czech Republic: Actual Situation

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    Petlina, Anastasia

    2015-01-01

    Purpose of the article. The purpose of this paper is to define the actual situation of family business on the market, particularly focused on qualities of family business and its strengths or weaknesses. The object of research is the family business as an economical phenomenon. The study includes two subjects: firstly, to find out a specification of the family business, to analyze family ties within the business in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic or to find out the current econ...

  3. The Effect of Parenthood on Wages in the Czech Republic

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    Žofková, Martina

    2015-01-01

    Using cross-sectional and longitudinal data from EU-SILC for the Czech Republic this thesis shows that mothers suffer wage penalty, whereas fathers gain wage premium. These results are in accordance with literature abroad. This thesis also shows that parenthood has greater impact on individuals with higher education, that motherhood penalty is lower for single mothers, whereas fatherhood premium is higher for single fathers, and that there is stronger self-selection of mothers into specific j...

  4. Changing risk of agricultural drought in the Czech Republic

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    Trnka, Miroslav; Balek, Jan; Dubrovský, Martin; Semerádová, Daniela

    Volume 1. 1. Brno: Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i, 2015 - (Urban, O.; Klem, K.), s. 123-129 ISBN 978-80-87902-14-1 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1415 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : climate change * drought risk * vegetation season * drought and heat stress Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  5. Amenity migration in the Czech Republic: place specific character

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    Bartoš, Michael; Kušová, Drahomíra; Moss, L.A.G.; Těšitel, Jan

    Banf : The Banff Centre; International Amenity Migration Centre, 2008 - (Moss, L.; Glorioso, R.; Krause, A.), s. 54-64 ISBN 978-1-894773-36-2. [Understanding and Managing Amenity-led Migration in Mountain Regions. Banff (CA), 15.05.2008-19.05.2008] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA403/07/0714 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60870520 Keywords : amenity migration * Czech Republic * regional development Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  6. Efficiency of Hospitals in the Czech Republic: Conditional Efficiency Approach

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    Šťastná Lenka; Votápková, Jana

    2014-01-01

    The paper estimates cost efficiency of 81 general hospitals in the Czech Republic during 2006-2010. We employ the conditional order-m approach which is a nonparametric method for efficiency computation accounting for environmental variables. Effects of environmental variables are assessed using the non-parametric significance test and partial regression plots. We find not-for-profit ownership and a presence of a specialized center in a hospital to be detrimental to hospital performance in the...

  7. Nuclear medicine training and practice in the Czech Republic.

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    Kamínek, Milan; Koranda, Pavel

    2014-08-01

    Nuclear medicine in the Czech Republic is a full specialty with an exclusive practice. Since the training program was organized and structured in recent years, residents have had access to the specialty of nuclear medicine, starting with a two-year general internship (in internal medicine or radiology). At present, nuclear medicine services are provided in 45 departments. In total, 119 nuclear medicine specialists are currently registered. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, five years of training are necessary; the first two years consist of a general internship in internal medicine or radiology. The remaining three years consist of training in the nuclear medicine specialty itself, but includes three months of practice in radiology. Twenty-one physicians are currently in nuclear medicine training and a mean of three specialists pass the final exam per year. The syllabus is very similar to that of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), namely concerning the minimum recommended numbers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In principle, the Czech law requires continuous medical education for all practicing doctors. The Czech Medical Chamber has provided a continuing medical education (CME) system. Other national CMEs are not accepted in Czech Republic. PMID:24867257

  8. Nuclear medicine training and practice in the Czech Republic

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    Kaminek, Milan; Koranda, Pavel [University Hospital Olomouc, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Olomouc (Czech Republic)

    2014-08-15

    Nuclear medicine in the Czech Republic is a full specialty with an exclusive practice. Since the training program was organized and structured in recent years, residents have had access to the specialty of nuclear medicine, starting with a two-year general internship (in internal medicine or radiology). At present, nuclear medicine services are provided in 45 departments. In total, 119 nuclear medicine specialists are currently registered. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, five years of training are necessary; the first two years consist of a general internship in internal medicine or radiology. The remaining three years consist of training in the nuclear medicine specialty itself, but includes three months of practice in radiology. Twenty-one physicians are currently in nuclear medicine training and a mean of three specialists pass the final exam per year. The syllabus is very similar to that of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), namely concerning the minimum recommended numbers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In principle, the Czech law requires continuous medical education for all practicing doctors. The Czech Medical Chamber has provided a continuing medical education (CME) system. Other national CMEs are not accepted in Czech Republic. (orig.)

  9. Report on radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 1998

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    The report consists of 3 independent parts. The first part contains the results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network in compliance with the monitoring programme. The monitoring programme is aimed at measuring the radionuclide activity and ionising radiation dose rate distribution over the Czech Republic with a view to obtaining the long-time trends and detecting deviations from them at an early stage. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in 1998 in the Czech Republic but the accidental melting of a Cs-137 source which occurred in the Algeciras steel works, Spain, was detected by the Czech monitoring stations. Variations in dose rate measurements were caused by fluctuations of the environmental background. The second part of the report gives an overview of the results of monitoring of effluents from Czech nuclear facilities and of radioactivity in their vicinity. As in the previous years, the effluents from the Dukovany NPP were very low and no difference was found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. The third part of the report provides an overview of the results of natural radioactivity monitoring. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population

  10. Nuclear medicine training and practice in the Czech Republic

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    Nuclear medicine in the Czech Republic is a full specialty with an exclusive practice. Since the training program was organized and structured in recent years, residents have had access to the specialty of nuclear medicine, starting with a two-year general internship (in internal medicine or radiology). At present, nuclear medicine services are provided in 45 departments. In total, 119 nuclear medicine specialists are currently registered. In order to obtain the title of Nuclear Medicine Specialist, five years of training are necessary; the first two years consist of a general internship in internal medicine or radiology. The remaining three years consist of training in the nuclear medicine specialty itself, but includes three months of practice in radiology. Twenty-one physicians are currently in nuclear medicine training and a mean of three specialists pass the final exam per year. The syllabus is very similar to that of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), namely concerning the minimum recommended numbers for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In principle, the Czech law requires continuous medical education for all practicing doctors. The Czech Medical Chamber has provided a continuing medical education (CME) system. Other national CMEs are not accepted in Czech Republic. (orig.)

  11. All-State Radiation Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic

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    Full Text Available Requirements of the All-State Radiation Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic have been establishedby Regulation No. 319/2002 Sb, and its function and organisation are described in Regulation No. 27/2006Sb. The All-State Radiation Monitoring Network in the Czech Republic consists of two components–permanentmonitoring and emergency monitoring. The activity of the whole network is provided by the State Office forNuclear Safety. The selected central authorities of the state administration participate in operation and providingparticular components. There are two different modes of the operation of these components–normal andemergency. The modes of operation are controlled by the State Office for Nuclear Safety. The activity of wholenetwork is focused on continuous monitoring of the radiation situation in the Czech Republic and on earlydetection of radiation accidents in and around the country as well as beyond it. The acquired data shall serveas a basis for adopting urgent and subsequent radiological protection provisions.Defence Science Journal, 2008, 58(6, pp.728-733, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.58.1700

  12. Analysis of the Types of Subsidies for Renewable Energy Sources in the Czech Republic

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    DVOŘÁKOVÁ, Kristýna

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with renewable energy sources (RES) in the Czech Republic. The theoretical part of the work describes the most widely used renewable energy sources in the Czech Republic, especially their history technology, advantages and disadvantages. It also deals with the legislation of the European Union and the Czech Republic, describes the laws and mentions the State Energy Policy of the CR and the National Action Plan of the CR, which are essential to the operation and d...

  13. Trade and Political Relations Between the Czech Republic and Latin American Countries

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    2012-01-01

    Main objective of the thesis is to evaluate trade and political relations between the Czech Republic and selected countries in Latin America (selected countries will be those with strongest ties to the Czech Republic). Hypothesis: Trade and political relations between Czech Republic and Latin American Countries are well developing in the course of the time. Latin-American region provides a great potential for future cooperation. Emphasis will be targeted on the assessment of business conditio...

  14. Mr. Eduard Zeman, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Czech Republic

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    Mr Eduard Zeman (third from left), Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Czech Republic, visiting CERN's permanent exhibition, Microcosm, with (from left to right) Dr Rupert Leitner, ATLAS Tile Calorimetry Project Leader; Mr P. Cink, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; Dr Ivan Lehraus, Committee for Collaboration of the Czech Republic with CERN; and H.E. Mr Milan Hovorka, Ambassador, permanent representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in Geneva.

  15. Motivace distributorů společnosti Tiens Czech Republic

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    Teislerová, Květa

    2014-01-01

    Teislerová, K. The motivation of distributor in the company Tiens Czech Republic. Bachelor thesis. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. The aim of this work is to analyse motivation system of company's distributors Tiens Czech Republic. The part of literary research is based on professional literature and explains terms about motivation. In the practical part I introduce the company Tiens Czech Republic and analyse motivation system by ques-tionnaire method. Finally, I suggest some recommen...

  16. Statistical analysis of the incoming tourism development in the Czech Republic and its prospects

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    Marušáková, Petra

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor thesis devotes with the development of incoming tourism in the Czech Republic. It monitors the current situation of tourism in the Czech Republic. The main work evaluates the development of arrivals of foreign visitors to the Czech Republic from 1989 to 2006, visitor arrivals for the type of transport used in 1993-2006 and in terms of section of the border, from which visitors come to the Czech Republic in 1996-2006. This thesis deals with the number of guests in accommodation e...

  17. Combined tectonic-sediment supply-driven cycles in a Lower Carboniferous deep-marine foreland basin, Moravice Formation, Czech Republic

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    Bábek, Ondřej; Mikuláš, Radek; Zapletal, Jan; Lehotský, Tomáš

    The Lower Carboniferous Moravian-Silesian Culm Basin (MSCB) represents the easternmost part of the Rhenohercynian system of collision-related, deep-water foreland basins (Culm facies). The Upper Viséan Moravice Formation (MF) of the MSCB shows a distinct cyclic stratigraphic arrangement. Two major asymmetric megacycles bounded by basal sequence boundary, each about 500 to 900 m thick, have been revealed. The megacycles start with 50- to 250-m-thick, basal segments of erosive channels: overbank successions and slope apron deposits interpreted as lowstand turbidite systems. Up-section they pass into hundred metre-thick, fine-grained, low-efficiency turbidite systems. Palaeocurrent data show two prominent directions, basin axis-parallel, SSW-NNE directions, which are abundant in the whole MF, and basin axis-perpendicular to oblique, W-E to NW-SE directions, which tend to be confined to the basal parts of the megacycles or channel-lobe transition systems in their upper parts. Based on the facies characteristics, palaeocurrent data, sandstone composition data and trace-fossil distribution data, we suggest a combined tectonics-sediment supply-driven model for the MF basin fill. Periods of increased tectonic activity resulted in slope oversteepening probably combined with increased rate of lateral W-E sediment supply into the basin, producing the basal sequence boundary and the subsequent lowstand turbidite systems. During subsequent periods of tectonic quiescence, the system was filled mainly from a distant southern point source, producing the thick, low efficiency turbidite systems. Consistently with the previous models, our own sediment composition data indicate a progressively increasing sediment input from high-grade metamorphic and magmatic sources up-section, most probably related to an uplift in the source area and progressive unroofing of its structurally deeper crustal parts. The first occurrence of the Cruziana-Nereites ichnofacies in sand-rich turbidite

  18. Transposition of the EU basic safety standards. The Czech Republic

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    The proposal for a new Council Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the danger arising from exposure to ionizing radiation replacing a Council Directive 29/96 and recasting four other Directives - medical, outside workers, HASS (high activity sealed sources) and public information in emergency has been developed and it is prepared for adoption procedure. The Member States (MS) are requested to implement this Directive within 4 years after adoption of the final text. The Czech Republic has participated in the development of this new Directive actively from the beginning of the process. There could be expected an impact to the Czech legislation in several areas. Main changes will be presented in the Atomic Law and in the Radiation Protection Regulation which are currently under preparation and should substitute actual national legislation in the field. Also ICRP 103 is already as far as possible reflected by the new Czech legislation. A proposal of the Czech Atomic Law already includes a new ICRP terminology - e.g. planned, emergency, existing exposure situation, reference levels instead of intervention levels and it also reflects extension of optimization principle and more specifically a graded approach by introducing a registration as a specific level of authorization supplemented with a unique and simplified procedure. Regarding the regulatory infrastructure there is no identified urgent need for changes as far as the current Czech system already complies with the requirements of the Directive proposal (the EU BSS). In fact, there is a new structure of the Czech regulatory authority proposed, introducing a Council with a president as a head instead of the current structure headed solely by a president. The regulation of exposure from natural sources is already very well handled in the current Czech legislation - there exists a national radon program since 1992 and the legislation is also dealing with regulation of NORM workplaces

  19. Late Mississippian-early Pennysylvanian (Serpukhovian-Bashkirian) miospore assemblages of the Bohemian part of the Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic

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    Bek, Jiří

    2008-01-01

    Roč. 152, 1-2 (2008), s. 40-57. ISSN 0034-6667 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA300130503 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : biostratigraphy * carboniferous * miospores * palynozonation * Upper Silesian Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 1.325, year: 2008

  20. An evaluation of palaeogeography and palaeoecology in the Most Basin (Czech Republic) and Saxony (Germany) from the late Oligocene to the early Miocene

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    Mach, K.; Teodoridis, V.; Matys Grygar, Tomáš; Kvaček, Z.; Suhr, P.; Standke, G.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 272, č. 1 (2014), s. 13-45. ISSN 0077-7749 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP210/11/1357 Institutional support: RVO:61388980 Keywords : palaeogeography * geochemistry * floras * Most Basin Subject RIV: DD - Geochemistry Impact factor: 0.519, year: 2014

  1. Environmental changes close to the Lower-Middle Devonian boundary; the Basal Choteč Event in the Prague Basin (Czech Republic)

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    Vodrážková, S.; Frýda, J.; Suttner, T. J.; Koptíková, Leona; Tonarová, P.

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 59, č. 2 (2013), s. 425-449. ISSN 0172-9179 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP210/10/2351 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : Basal Choteč Event * carbon isotope geochemistry * environmental changes * Lower-Middle Devonian * microfacies analysis * Prague Basin Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 1.338, year: 2013

  2. New results for Palaeozoic volcanic phases in the Prague Basin – magnetic and geochemical studies of Lištice, Czech Republic

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    Elbra, Tiiu; Schnabl, Petr; Tasáryová, Z.; Čížková, Kristýna; Pruner, Petr

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 64, č. 1 (2015), s. 31-35. ISSN 1736-4728 R&D Projects: GA ČR GAP210/10/2351 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : Teplá–Barrandian Unit * Prague Basin * palaeomagnetism * rock magnetism * geochemistry Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography Impact factor: 1.095, year: 2014

  3. Why people evade taxes in the Czech and Slovak Republics: a tale of twins

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    Hanousek, Jan; Palda, F.

    Sofia : Center for the Study of Democracy, 2003 - (Belev, B.), s. 139-173 ISBN 954-477-105-0 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : tax evasion * Czech Republic * Slovak Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  4. Lingulate brachiopods from the Acanthopyge Limestone (Eifelian of the Barrandian, Czech Republic

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    Mergl M

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The lingulate brachiopod fauna of the mid-Devonian Acanthopyge Limestone, Choteč Formation of the Prague Basin, Czech Republic comprises seven species, of which Kosagitella pulsatilla sp. nov., Microbolus minimus gen. et sp. nov., Chynithele amoena sp. nov., and Opatrilkiella kobyla sp. nov. are described as new. Shell microornaments of all taxa are examined. The pitting on the mature shell of Kosagitella, and diverse types of pitting on discinid shells have been observed, including the imprints of suggested siliceous tablets on the first-formed shells of Acrosaccus and Opatrilkiella.

  5. Structural seismic upgrading of NPPs in Czech and Slovak republics

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    David, M. [DAVID Consulting, Engineering and Design Office, Prague (Czech Republic)

    1997-03-01

    Several Nuclear Power Plants of the VVER type has been constructed during the past years in former Czechoslovak Republic. Some of them has been already put in operation and some of them are under construction. Nuclear Power Plants V1(2 units of VVER 440/230), V2(2 units of VVER 440/213) in Slovak and NPP Dukovany (4 units of VVER 440/213) in Czech republic are in operation. NPP Mochovce (4 units of VVER 440/213) in Slovak and NPP Temelin (4 units reduced now to 2 units VVER 1000) have been already almost completed, but still under construction. All above cited NPPs have not been either explicitly designed against earthquake or the design against earthquake or its input data must be upgraded to be compatible with present requirements. The upgrading of seismic input as well the seismic upgrading of all structures and technological equipments for so many NPPs has involved a lot of comprehensive work in Czech as well as in Slovak republics. The upgrading cannot be completed in a short time and as a rule the seismic upgrading has been usually performed in several steps, beginning with the most important arrangements against seismic hazard. The basic principles and requirements for seismic upgrading has been defined in accordance with the international and particularly with the IAEA recommendations. About the requirements for seismic upgrading of NPPs in Czech and Slovak republics will be reported in other contribution. This contribution is dealing with the problems of seismic upgrading of NNPs civil engineering structures. The aim of this contribution is to point out some specific problems connected firstly with very complicated concept of Versa structures and secondly with the difficult task to increase the structural capacity to the required seismic level. (J.P.N.)

  6. Structural seismic upgrading of NPPs in Czech and Slovak republics

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    Several Nuclear Power Plants of the VVER type has been constructed during the past years in former Czechoslovak Republic. Some of them has been already put in operation and some of them are under construction. Nuclear Power Plants V1(2 units of VVER 440/230), V2(2 units of VVER 440/213) in Slovak and NPP Dukovany (4 units of VVER 440/213) in Czech republic are in operation. NPP Mochovce (4 units of VVER 440/213) in Slovak and NPP Temelin (4 units reduced now to 2 units VVER 1000) have been already almost completed, but still under construction. All above cited NPPs have not been either explicitly designed against earthquake or the design against earthquake or its input data must be upgraded to be compatible with present requirements. The upgrading of seismic input as well the seismic upgrading of all structures and technological equipments for so many NPPs has involved a lot of comprehensive work in Czech as well as in Slovak republics. The upgrading cannot be completed in a short time and as a rule the seismic upgrading has been usually performed in several steps, beginning with the most important arrangements against seismic hazard. The basic principles and requirements for seismic upgrading has been defined in accordance with the international and particularly with the IAEA recommendations. About the requirements for seismic upgrading of NPPs in Czech and Slovak republics will be reported in other contribution. This contribution is dealing with the problems of seismic upgrading of NNPs civil engineering structures. The aim of this contribution is to point out some specific problems connected firstly with very complicated concept of Versa structures and secondly with the difficult task to increase the structural capacity to the required seismic level. (J.P.N.)

  7. Flora and vegetation of the Czech Republic: introduction to special issue dedicated to the centenary of the Czech Botanical Society

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    Chytrý, M.; Pyšek, Petr; Kaplan, Zdeněk; Danihelka, Jiří

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 84, č. 3 (2012), s. 393-396. ISSN 0032-7786 Institutional support: RVO:67985939 Keywords : botany * state of the art * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 2.833, year: 2012

  8. Report on radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 2001

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    The first part of the report contains the results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network in line with the monitoring programme. The monitoring programme is aimed at measuring the radionuclide activity and ionising radiation dose rate distribution over the Czech Republic with a view to obtaining the long-time trends and detecting deviations from them at an early stage. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in 2001 in the Czech Republic. Variations in dose rate measurements were caused by fluctuations of the environmental background. The second part gives an overview of the results of monitoring of effluents from Czech nuclear facilities and of radioactivity in their vicinity. As in the previous years the effluents from the Dukovany NPP were very low and no difference was found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. The third part of the Report provides an overview of the results of monitoring of natural radioactivity. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population. (author)

  9. Report on radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 2000

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    The first part contains the results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network in accordance with the monitoring programme. The monitoring programme is aimed at measuring the radionuclide activity and ionising radiation dose rate distribution over the Czech Republic with a view to deriving the long-time trends and detecting deviations from them at an early stage. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in 2000 in the Czech Republic. Variations in dose rate measurements were caused by fluctuations of the environmental background. The second part gives an overview of the results of monitoring of effluents from Czech nuclear facilities and of radioactivity in their vicinity. As in the previous years the effluents from the Dukovany NPP were very low and no difference was found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. The third part of the Report provides an overview of the results of natural radioactivity monitoring. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population. (author)

  10. Wind energy market study Eastern Europe. Czech and Slovak Republics

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    The main objective of the THERMIE Associated Measure WE05 is to study the conditions for utilising wind power and estimate the market for wind power in Eastern Europe. This report describes the results of a study of the conditions in the Czech and Slovak republics, which has been concentrated on the following areas: A collection of information on the wind energy potential in these countries and the present structure of the power production system including costs; A search for information concerning payback prices, subsidies, etc. with relation to renewable energy sources, especially wind power, existing wind turbines and their production; An estimate of the possibilities for co-production of wind turbines by Czech, Slovak, and EC factories; A compilation of information on rules and legislation pertaining to the establishment of wind turbines and to power production by wind, e.g. regulations related to grid connections, safety, and environmental production. In order to promote the utilisation of wind power in the Czech and Slovak Republics, some recommendations based on this study may be put forward: the operation of pilot plants should be evaluated in order to compare the recorded production with that which is estimated theoretically based on measured wind data. Existing wind data should be supplemented with new measurements especially at sites that based on current knowledge may be suitable for establishing wind parks. The economic feasibility of wind power in these countries should be calculated based on the best available physical and economic data. (EG)

  11. Corruption in the Czech Republic. A situation analysis from the point of view of German companies in the Czech market

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    Lochman, Anna-Lena

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this research is to provide an overview of corruption in the Czech Republic, and especially in German companies operating in the Czech market. Moreover, the goal is to develop recommendations for German companies to better prevent and combat corruption while doing business in the Czech Republic. Primary data was collected both in the form of an online survey, by contacting a sample of German companies operating in the Czech Republic, and in the form of interviews with two relev...

  12. Palaeoecological changes in four profiles in the Kladno-Rakovník Basin (Bolsovian), Czech Republic and the concept of palynological phases

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    Bek, Jiří

    Prague : Institute of Geology, Academy of Science, 2006 - (Bek, J.; Brocke, R.; Dašková, J.; Fatka, O.). s. 11-12 ISBN 80-903511-3-1. [Palaeozoic Palynology in Space and Time : CIMP General meeting 2006. 02.09.2006-06.09.2006, Prague] Grant ostatní: GA UK(CZ) 227/200/B-GEO/PřF Reconstruction of the environmental changes and the late Variscian development of the eastern part of the Bohemian Massif: Sedimentary and paleontological records of the Boskovice Graben Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : dispersed spores * carboniferous * Kladno-Rakovník Basin Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  13. Geographical Perspectives on Agritourism in The Czech Republic

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Besides more traditional tourist enterprises, tourists in Western Europe and North America regularly seek out even more specific forms of tourist opportunities, such as products of rural tourism. Within rural tourism, agritourism has been developed in these countries as a particular subset, and its significant enhancement in post-socialist European countries was widely anticipated (especially after their integration into the European Union. While considerable and focused attention was devoted to the implementation of agritourism strategies and the characterization of agritourist space with respect to particular countries (e.g. Poland and Slovenia, in Czech geographical literature it has remained a noticeably absent topic. In this paper, central attention is paid to selected characteristics of agritourist space in the Czech Republic, analyzed on the basis of a compiled database of farms diversified into tourism at the municipality level.

  14. Thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network in the Czech Republic

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    Introduction: The Czech thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) quality assurance network was established in 1997. Its aim is to pursue a regular independent quality audit in Czech radiotherapy centres and to support state supervision. Materials and methods: The audit is realised via mailed TL dosimetry. The TLD system consists of encapsulated LiF:Mg,Ti powder (type MT-N) read with Harshaw manual reader model 4000. Basic mode of the TLD audit covers measurements under reference conditions, specifically beam calibration checks for all clinically used photon and electron beams. Advanced mode consists of measurements under both reference and non-reference conditions using a solid multipurpose phantom ('Leuven phantom') for photon beams. The radiotherapy centres are instructed to deliver to the TLD on central beam axis absorbed dose of 2 Gy calculated with their treatment planning system for a particular treatment set-up. The TLD measured doses are compared with the calculated ones. Deviations of ±3% are considered acceptable for both basic and advanced mode of the audit. Results: There are 34 radiotherapy centres in the Czech Republic. They undergo the basic mode of the TLD audit regularly every 2 years. If a centre shows a deviation outside the acceptance level, it is audited more often. Presently, most of the checked beams comply with the acceptance level. The advanced TLD audit has been implemented as a pilot study for the present. The results were mostly within the acceptance limit for the measurements on-axis, whereas for off-axis points they fell beyond the limit more frequently, especially for set-ups with inhomogeneities, oblique incidence and wedges. Conclusions: The results prove the importance of the national TLD quality assurance network. It has contributed to the improvement of clinical dosimetry in the Czech Republic. In addition, it helps the regulatory authority to monitor effectively and regularly radiotherapy centres

  15. Trends in occupational and collective dose in the Czech Republic

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    Recent new legislation in the Czech Republic (Law on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy and Ionizing Radiation [2]) is based on the ICRP Report 60 [3] and New International Basic Safety Standards [4]. Concerning the personal monitoring of workers, licensee will be responsible not only to designate controlled areas where specific protective measures are required for control of occupational radiation exposures (ORE) and prevention of the spread of contamination during normal working conditions, but shall also maintain exposure records for each worker for whom assessment of ORE is required. This duty of licensee is given in new Regulation on Radiation Protection No.184 adopted in August 1997 [1]. In accordance with this Regulation one duty of licensee is to send results of personal monitoring to the State Office for Nuclear Safety. The Central Registry of Occupational Exposures (CROE) was regularly established for this purpose in the State Office for Nuclear Safety and rules for handling, maintenance and protection of data were defined. The data collected in CROE were used for the evaluation of trends of occupational exposures in the Czech Republic in the period 1990 - 1994 years also for the UNSCEAR survey. Basic information about the methods used for ORE evaluation, comments for different occupational groups and general conclusions are presented. It is concluded that general trend of the occupational exposures in the Czech Republic is constant with the average value of effective dose equivalent 1.02 mSv (without workers in uranium industry). It is observed the slight increase of exposures in medicine related with the reorganisation on this field and significant decrease in uranium industry related with the suppression of uranium production. (author)

  16. Effects of global change in the Czech Part of the River Elbe Basin and adaptation options

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    Koch, Hagen; Kaltofen, Michael; Kaden, Stefan; Grünewald, Uwe

    2010-05-01

    In Integrated Water Resources Management planning the effects of changing natural conditions (natural water availability) and socio-economic development (water demand) must be taken into consideration. Climate change will influence the water availability. In some sectors, e.g. agricultural irrigation, also the water demand is influenced by climatic conditions. Both, the development of natural water availability and water demand, are connected with certain levels of uncertainty. Therefore, scenarios of socio-economic development and climate change are required for Integrated Water Resources Management planning. The river Elbe basin (catchment area approximately 150,000 km²) is located in central Europe. The river Elbe basin is a trans boundary river basin. One third is located in the Czech Republic upstream of Germany, where two thirds of the basin is located. Therefore, inflows from the Czech part are important for instance for navigation in the German part. For navigation an inflow to Germany of 100 m3/s is required. Due to climate change the inflows are expected to decline. In the project GLOWA-Elbe a water management model for the whole river Elbe basin was developed. The model for the Czech part includes among others 52 reservoirs, 20 thermoelectric power plants, 70 hydroelectric power plants, 30 industrial users, 15 agricultural irrigation users, 40 public water utilities, and 160 waste water treatment plants. Two global socio-economic trends are renationalized and used in the simulations. Renationalized climate data are used to simulate the effects of climate change on natural discharges. Using the water management model the effects of global change on inflows from the Czech Republic to Germany are simulated. Using this model is it analyzed, if reservoir management in the Czech part can sustain a required inflow of 100 m3/s to Germany.

  17. Developing Inclusive Educational Practices for Refugee Children in the Czech Republic

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    Bacakova, Marketa

    2011-01-01

    All children in the Czech Republic have the legal right to primary education, regardless of nationality and legal status. This article is based on a study of refugee children and their educational situation. The study reveals that refugee students in the Czech Republic are not benefiting fully from this fundamental right and that their educational…

  18. Present Situation in History of Science and Technology in the Czech Republic

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    Štrbáňová, Soňa; Sekyrková, M.

    Florence: La Specola Museum, 2013. s. 17-18. [ESHS Conference 2013. Cooperation Among European History of Science(s) Societies and Research Centres. 31.10.2013-02.11.2013, Florencie] Institutional support: RVO:68378114 Keywords : history of science in the Czech Republic * history of science institutions in the Czech Republic Subject RIV: AB - History

  19. The White Book Launched: On the Prospects of Education in the Czech Republic

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    Pol, Milan; Rabusicova, Milada

    2003-01-01

    This article wants to present the National Education Development Programme of the Czech Republic, also known as the White Book, to large international audiences. The vision of Czech education is hereunder discussed within the framework of the development of the Czech educational policy in the 1990's, pointing out the Programme's essential ideas.…

  20. The Labour Market in the Czech Republic: Trends, Policies and Attitudes

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    Večerník, Jiří; Flek, V.

    Praha : Czech National Bank, 2004, s. 6-24. - (Czech National Bank, Working Paper. 7) R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IBS7028351 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : social policy * social reforms * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  1. TLD audit in radiotherapy in the Czech Republic

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    The postal TLD audit for radiotherapy beams in the Czech Republic has been pursued by the National Radiation Protection Institute (NRPI) in Prague since 1997. From the very beginning, the aim has not been only to achieve an improvement of clinical dosimetry, but also to provide results to the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SONS), which is responsible for radiation safety in the Czech Republic. According to the Czech national recommendations issued by the SONS, each clinically used beam must undergo a calibration check performed via the postal TLD method at least once per two years. This involves 32 radiotherapy centres encompassing 62 radiotherapy treatment machines. A total of more than 1000 beam checks have been provided in this way since 1997. The origins of the Czech TLD postal audit date back to 1993. With the support of the Flemish government, a pan-European Radiation Oncology Programme for Assurance of Treatment Quality (EROPAQ) was organized for three central European countries (Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic) to link them to western European countries and to share their lessons and experiences in installing their system of quality assurance in radiotherapy. The EROPAQ coordinating and measuring centre (CMC) was set up in 1994 at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg (Leuven, Belgium) and they worked together with the Czech reference centre established to distribute TLD mailings to Czech radiotherapy centres. The methodology of TLD irradiation and evaluation within the EROPAQ was similar to that developed by the IAEA and EC network. In 1996 a total of 26 beams were checked. Only 16 (62%) of them complied with the acceptance level of ± 3% which was set for deviation between the measured and stated dose. For 5 (19%) beams major deviations (beyond ± 6%) were found which required prompt action. After the cause of the major deviations had been explained, the TLD checks were repeated. This led to improvement of the clinical dosimetry at the radiotherapy

  2. Marketing Strategy of YouTube in the Czech Republic

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    Hurychová, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    The goals of the thesis are to present YouTube in the Czech Republic, to discuss its entire business model, analyze the main local competitors and mostly to suggest marketing strategy that will strengthen the position of YouTube as an online medium. The current trends in the internet society are introduced as well as the role of social media in order to understand how these factors are related to the position of YouTube in marketing. From general YouTube introduction the situation of this pla...

  3. Drinking water purification from uranium in the Czech Republic

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    The following topics are described: Analysis of legal (hygienic) requirements for drinking water treatment technologies with focus on uranium removal; Technological drinking water treatment processes; State Office for Nuclear Safety requirements for operation of equipment for uranium removal from drinking water and for handling saturated sorbents emerging from the process ; Material requirements for the use of ionex filters for uranium separation from drinking water; and Technologies which are usable/used for drinking water purification from uranium in the Czech Republic. (P.A.)

  4. Status of stoma nurse in the Czech Republic

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    MÁTLOVÁ, Monika

    2009-01-01

    Abstract The Czech Republic is one of the states where the occurrence of colorectal cancer is very high, we are the leading state in Europe. 8 new occurrences come up every year and 5000 patients die of colorectal cancer each year. In spite of progress in surgical treatment applying new methods, temporary or permanent stoma is being created. Nursing stoma patients and the extent of the care is so specialized that a qualified expert, called stoma nurse is required. This paper deals with the ``...

  5. REPORTING OF COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANIES: EVIDENCE FROM THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Jiřina Bošková

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The subject of insurance companies is to provide insurance protection based on commercial principles. All changes in the society are directly reflected in the insurance activity. New risks apperar and therfore new insurance products appear as well. The insurance business intervenes into all areas of the economic and social life in the Czech Republic. Insurance companies cannot be treated only as companies offering insurance protection, but also as important investors who, as a result of their activity, dispose with temporary available resources of their customers. As situations and existance of time discordance between provision creation and their usage are occasional, insurance companies carry business with these provisions resources.

  6. The evaluation of diagnostic medical exposures in the Czech Republic

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    Surveys were performed in the Czech Republic to evaluate diagnostic medical exposures. The results are presented in 4 tables: (i) burden from the use of radiopharmaceuticals (examination, radiopharmaceutical, no. of procedures, average administered activity, conversion factor, collective effective dose); (ii) use of radiopharmaceuticals at nuclear medicine departments (type of examination, type of radiopharmaceutical, no. of departments, average administered activity); (iii) reference levels of administered activity specified for some diagnostic procedures for the adult patient (examination, radionuclide, chemical form, administered activity); and (iv) X-ray examinations (examination, annual no. of procedures, effective dose, age distribution, sex distribution). (P.A.)

  7. Adjustments to Accounting Profit in Determination of the Income Tax Base: Evolution in the Czech Republic

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    Mejzlík, Ladislav; Vítek, Leoš; Roe, Jana

    2014-01-01

    The article analyzes the main trends in income, tax base and tax deductions for Czech companies in years 1993 – 2012. After an initial survey of the problem, the article describes the issue of national accounting policy regulation in relation to IFRS and shows the evolution of main macroeconomic indicators of profitability and corporate taxation in the EU and the Czech Republic. The following part is based on data from the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic and monitors the development...

  8. An Overview of Migration in the Czech Republic and Germany until 2013

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    Hanne-Lore Bobáková; Martina Chylková

    2015-01-01

    The article tackles migration in the Czech Republic and Germany until 2013. After introducing migration issues and clarifying some terminology German and Czech literature dealing with this topic is characterized and the contribution target with defined hypotheses is formulated. The subsequent part presents a historical insight into migration issues in the Czech Republic and Germany, followed by research of developments in numbers of foreigners with permanent residence in both countries. The d...

  9. Corruption and System Change in the Czech Republic: Firm-Level Evidence

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    Koudelková Petra; Strielkowski Wadim; Hejlová Denisa

    2015-01-01

    Corruption is a widespread phenomenon in all countries undergoing market transition. However, the Czech Republic stands apart, with its incredible entanglement of corruption, politics and business. Although corruption on the firm level in the Czech Republic is heavily criticized, the results of our in-depth interviews conducted with Czech SMEs showed that almost every firm has encountered some form of corruption and even used corruption to either increase sales, help negotiations, or increase...

  10. Undeclared Work in the Czech Republic and its Implications for the Czech Labor Market

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at describing the issue of undeclared work in the Czech Republic and to explain the burdens it represents for the national economy. It also describes what measures can be undertaken in order to tackle undeclared work and uses some real-life examples to illustrate their outcomes. Undeclared work and the so-called “švarc systém” (the employer-employee relations with a person exercising the employer's normal activities not being an employee in legal terms but acting as an independent entrepreneur are among the biggest issues on the Czech labor market nowadays. According to some estimations, the Czech state loses about five billion CZK annually in the form of uncollected taxes, unpaid revenues and health and social insurance payments. New changes to the Czech labor legislation that came into force in 2012 were envisaged to tackle undeclared work, reduce tax evasions, fight shadow practices on the labor market, and to prevent social deprivation and other threats for the society by shifting the competences to conduct random checks, and controls of firms and businesses were transferred to the State Labor Inspection Offices (SLIO. The changes in the legislation facilitated the identification of the undeclared work and penalizing of its bearers, which minimized the losses from the illegal employment.

  11. SUSTAINABLE FOOD CONSUMPTION – THE CASE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Tomáš RATINGER

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The sustainability challenges such as depletion of finite resources stem largely from an explosion in consumption. So far, most attention has been paid to socially efficient use of resources in production. However, the recent increase in demand for biomass and food followed by soaring food prices calls for reconsidering our approach and focusing on consumption too. This includes consuming less but mainly differently, and reducing and recycling wastes. Since food consumption is integrated with our life style it is important to understand socioeconomic and cultural contexts, the formal and informal institutions and government policy which form our food consumption behaviour. The paper refers to our ongoing research carried in the 7FP project PACITA on the technology assessment. We show main patterns and trends in food consumption and buying habits in the Czech Republic and initiatives promoting sustainable consumption in the country and in the selected EU member states. Possible reasons for so poor attention to sustainability of food consumption in the Czech Republic is discussed.

  12. The Key Issues of Labor Migration in the Czech Republic

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    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to highlight some often occurring failures that need to be eliminated when attempting to develop an integral and efficient policy on labor migration. As an example, a brief overview of the development of immigration policies and its critical shortcomings in the Czech Republic is provided. Following this, the paper analyzes two aspects: the protection of migrant workers and the trafficking in human beings. In particular, the paper deals with three crucial issues of labor migration which are: (1 the inconsistent aims of immigration policies, (2 the client system, and (3 the dependence on middlemen. The paper also focuses on the role of state, police, and NGO’s in the trafficking in human beings and forced labor or labor exploitation in the Czech Republic. In addition, the legislation on forced labor and the possibilities of assistance to trafficked person are analyzed.By comparing various aspects of immigration policy, this paper covers some, but certainly not all, of the key issues concerning the process of immigrant integration. Several suggestions are made that could improve the situation of labor migrants in a significant way.

  13. CAS Introduction to Accelerator Physics in the Czech Republic

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    The CERN Accelerator School (CAS) and the Czech Technical University in Prague jointly organised the Introduction to Accelerator Physics course in Prague, Czech Republic from 31 August to 12 September 2014.   The course was held in the Hotel Don Giovanni on the outskirts of the city, and was attended by 111 participants of 29 nationalities, from countries as far away as Armenia, Argentina, Canada, Iceland, Thailand and Russia. The intensive programme comprised 41 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 tutorials and 6 hours of guided and private study. A poster session and a 1-minute/1-slide session were also included in the programme, where the students were able to present their work. Feedback from the students was very positive, praising the expertise of the lecturers, as well as the high standard and quality of their lectures. During the second week, the afternoon lectures were held in the Czech Technical University in Prague. In addition to the academic programme, the students had the opportunity to vis...

  14. Experience with OLM tools in the Czech Republic

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    The paper describes the situation in On-Line Monitoring (OLM) in Czech republic. The first part recapitulates actual situation on Czech NPPs. There is the core system monitoring - SCORPIO, which supervises continuously the limits and gives the view about powers and temperatures in each channel, at Dukovany. The performance and economy evaluations are offline. At NPP Temelin is for the core monitoring the system BEACON from WEC used. For secondary circuit was developed the Diagnostic tests from Czech company SKODA and it is and will be still upgraded. This large system has own instrumentation and HW for diagnoses the turbo alternator, the valves to turbine and turbo driven pumps and theirs bearings, the main steam pipes, and includes also the test of the mass and energy balances of secondary side. The second part describes the experiences and perspectives HRP's OLM systems (TEMPO and PEANO). We started the work at the development, verification and implementation of the thermal performance monitoring and optimisation tool of the NPP Dukovany based on program TEMPO. It is assumed to test the PEANO and documented its capability and demonstrated eventual benefits from validation of economy and safety important process data. Presented are also results of our research on the possibility to calculate the outlet temperatures of non-measured assemblies under the asymmetric temperature field's conditions. (Author)

  15. GPR use and activities in the Czech Republic

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    Stryk, Josef; Matula, Radek

    2014-05-01

    In the field of civil engineering applications in the Czech Republic, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is used particularly for the diagnostics of roads and bridges. There is no producer of GPR in the Czech Republic, sets of different producers are used, particularly Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (USA) and MALÅ GeoScience (Sweden). The measurement results are mostly processed by software Radan, Road Doctor Pro, ReflexW and RadEx. The only technical specification in the Czech Republic is TP 233 issued by the Ministry of Transport, which describes the diagnostics of roads by GPR. Apart from a basic description of the method and a measurement system, it mentions possible applications. The only application where accuracy is mentioned is the locating of dowels and tie bars in concrete road pavements, which states that if calibration is performed, the expected depth accuracy is up to 1.0 cm. The following R&D project is currently in progress: New diagnostics methods as a supporting decision tool for maintenance and repair of road pavements - their contribution and ways of their usage (2012-2014) The project aims to test possible non-destructive methods (particularly GPR and laser scanning), make recommendations when and how to use specific methods for individual applications and for changes in technical specifications. The following R&D projects have been recently completed: Position of dowels and tie bars in rigid pavements and importance of their correct placement to pavement performance and service life (2012-2013) The project included an analysis of individual NDT methods used for the location of dowels and tie bars and for testing of their accuracy - GPR, MIT-scan and GPR in combination with a metal detector. Multichannel ground penetrating radar as a tool for monitoring of road and bridge structures (2009-2011) The project included detection of hollow spaces under non-reinforced concrete pavements, detection of excessive amount of water in road construction

  16. Student's Work: Social Capital in the Czech Republic and Public Policy Implications

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    Michal Vodrážka

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Social capital in Eastern Europe has received a fair amount of scholarly attention in recent years, including in the Czech Republic. This paper examines the stock of macro-level social capital in the Czech Republic in comparative European perspective. The notions of “missing” social capital and corruption as negative social capital are explored. The corruption situation in the Czech Republic and the progress in curbing it that was made in the last decade are evaluated. Regressions run with data from the World Value Survey and the Corruption Perception Index show that economic growth does not translate into correspondingly lower levels of corruption in the Czech case. State bureaucracy is identified as a possible reason for the failure to curb corruption successfully. Public policy recommendations and their usefulness for the Czech Republic are debated and a civil service reform is proposed as the most appropriate policy for addressing the situation.

  17. How to go on with Czech uranium: does current uranium mining in the Czech Republic cover Czech nuclear power plants' needs?

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    The overview covers the history of uranium mining in the Czech Republic (description of the deposits and overview of their exploitation) and current needs for uranium and the status of uranium resources in the Czech Republic (uranium mining at the Rozna deposit, overview of exploitation of the deposit, uranium ore reserves, possibilities of future use of the Rozna deposit, the Brzkov and Horni Veznice deposits, and the use of mine waters as a secondary uranium source). It is concluded that in view of the current development of uses of raw materials for the power sector worldwide and increasing dependence of many countries (including the Czech Republic) on imports of such raw materials (often from politically unstable countries) it is strategically important to maintain domestic uranium mining to cover the needs of the Czech power sector. Uranium reserves and preconditions for their mining still exist in this country. (P.A.)

  18. Bitumens from the Barrandian Basin, Czech Republic

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    Sýkorová, Ivana; Suchý, Václav

    Porto: Departamento de geologia, Centro de geologia da Universidade do Porto, 1998, s. 54-55. ISSN 0873-741X. [Symposium on Gondwana Coals and 50th ICCP Meeting/2./. Porto (PT), 20.09.1998-26.09.1998] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3012703 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3046908 Keywords : bitumens * maturation Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  19. Legends as a mirror to cultural identity and quality practice in the Czech Republic

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    Dahlgaard, Jens Jørn; Mansfield, George; Edgeman, Rick L.

    1998-01-01

    This study is one in a series of investigations into quality improvement practices and trends in Europe. In the present piece historical influences on quality in the Czech Republic are examined. Examples from various business sectors are provided. The Czech Republic is confronted by serious...... business, economic, and environmental challenges that must be overcome if it is to successfully compete with its more prosperous Western European neighbors and globally. Historic Czech pragmatism and resourcefulness, wed with quality improvement efforts offer a partial solution to the Czech dilemma....

  20. New Records of Lilypad Whiteface Leucorrhinia Caudalis (Odonata: Libellulidae in the Czech Republic

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    Dolný Aleš

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Leucorrhinia caudalis is listed on the European Red List as near threatened. The species had been thought to be extinct in the Czech Republic for the last fifty years, until an accidental discovery of adult males in 2012. In 2014, larvae of Leucorrhinia caudalis were recorded from water reservoirs in the Česká Lípa region, northern Bohemia, for the first time. Thus, it is the first breeding site of L. caudalis in the Czech Republic. A male Leucorrhinia caudalis was also repeatedly recorded in Havířov-Dolní Suchá in the north-eastern Czech Republic.

  1. Residues of organochlorinated pesticides in soils from the Czech Republic

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    National POPs inventories carried out currently in many countries as a part of the implementation of Stockholm Convention revealed the need for detailed information about a distribution of pollutants in various regions. Screening for the residues of selected organochlorinated pesticides (chlordane, heptachlor, dieldrin, aldrin, endrin, isodrin, endosulfan I, endosulfan II, methoxychlor, mirex) in soil and biotic samples from the Czech Republic was performed. Although these pesticides have never been used in large quantities in this region, results indicate that their residues still persist in the top layer soils more than 20 years after they have been banned. The fact that their soil concentrations in the mountains are generally higher than those in agricultural areas, and detection of the traces of pesticides that have never been used in this region suggest on their occurrence in soils due to the atmospheric redistribution rather than as a result of direct application. - Organochlorinated pesticides persist in soils

  2. The recent priorities of radiation protection in the Czech Republic

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    The radiation protection in Czech Republic is after ten years of the intensive development in the stage when the system is in reliable routine operation guaranteed by the highly developed infrastructure and legislation. Nevertheless the concerns and problems with the different level of the importance could be always identify. The priorities are set up and stepwise handled. Some of them need further discussions also on the international level where the national particular experiences should be reflected and best expressed in the form of the recommendations or guidance. It is obvious that the current challenges of radiation protection will merge more and more into the area of the management and searching of the processes of the effective control under the conditions given by the actual situation and needs. The possibilities of the society and interest of different stakeholders will play important role. (authors)

  3. Oil and Gas Emergency Policy: Czech Republic 2010 update

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    2011-07-01

    This publication provides a detailed look at the specific systems in the Czech Republic for responding to an oil supply crisis. In 2007, the IEA published ''Oil Supply Security: Emergency Response of IEA Countries''. Rather than waiting for the completion of the current review cycle to renew this full publication, the IEA will provide updates to the country chapters as these become available following the specific country's review. The aim of series of publications is to provide an overview of the IEA oil emergency response system and a detailed look at the specific systems in each IEA country for responding to an oil supply crisis. The 2007 publication represented the findings of a five year review cycle of the emergency response mechanisms in IEA member countries. Since the 2007 publication, the IEA has started a new cycle of reviews which now includes reviewing gas emergency policies.

  4. Pornography and sex crimes in the Czech Republic.

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    Diamond, Milton; Jozifkova, Eva; Weiss, Petr

    2011-10-01

    Pornography continues to be a contentious matter with those on the one side arguing it detrimental to society while others argue it is pleasurable to many and a feature of free speech. The advent of the Internet with the ready availability of sexually explicit materials thereon particularly has seemed to raise questions of its influence. Following the effects of a new law in the Czech Republic that allowed pornography to a society previously having forbidden it allowed us to monitor the change in sex related crime that followed the change. As found in all other countries in which the phenomenon has been studied, rape and other sex crimes did not increase. Of particular note is that this country, like Denmark and Japan, had a prolonged interval during which possession of child pornography was not illegal and, like those other countries, showed a significant decrease in the incidence of child sex abuse. PMID:21116701

  5. Drinking water purification in the Czech Republic and worldwide

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    The report is structured as follows: (i) Legislative (hygienic) requirements for technologies applied to drinking water purification with focus on uranium elimination; (ii) Technological drinking water treatment processes (settling, filtration, precipitation, acidification, iron and manganese removal) ; (iii) State Office for Nuclear Safety requirements for the operation of facilities to separate uranium from drinking water and for the handling of saturated ionexes from such facilities; (iv) Material requirements for the operation of ionex filters serving to separate uranium from drinking water; (v) Effect of enhanced uranium concentrations in drinking waters on human body; (vi) Uranium speciation in ground waters; (vii) Brief description of technologies which are used worldwide for uranium removal; (viii) Technologies which are usable and are used in the Czech Republic for drinking water purification from uranium; (ix) Inorganic and organic ion exchangers and sorbents. (P.A.)

  6. Model strategy for village development in the Czech Republic

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The model strategies discussed in this article represent different ways of possible village development in the Czech Republic. We used typologies of strategies from business strategic management for their definition. Twenty municipalities, where structured interviews were carried out with their mayors, were chosen randomly from among 100 villages where a questionnaire survey was conducted in 2012 (Faltová Leitmanová, et al., 2012. Based on the qualitative analysis of the structured interview summaries, eight model strategies were ascertained. These include integration strategy, service differentiation, spending cuts, usage of municipal property, stabilization of village population, business support, fundraising, and identification of the inhabitants with the village (village pride. The most commonly applied model strategy is integration, followed by village population stabilization.

  7. Measurement of Life Satisfaction across the Czech Republic

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    Andrea Jindrová

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Examining the quality of life raises many questions and approaches for assessment. Many subjective indicators of living conditions may characterize the quality of life. In the paper we discuss the multidimensional aspect of life satisfaction. The paper focuses on the role of various factors, at aggregate level, in explainingobserved regional differences in life satisfaction. The differences will be illustrated by cartographic visualization. At the regional level, we examine what factors make respondents more satisfied. Specifically, we focus on the role of personal job situation, cost of living, and the financial situation of households. The analysisis based on Eurobarometer research. The paper evaluates and compares the life satisfaction across various regions in the Czech Republic. For this purpose, the multivariate linear regression analysis will be used to examine and describe the relationship between life satisfaction as a response variable and selected predictorvariables. Data will be analyzed by the SAS 9.2 software.

  8. The present state of brachytherapy practice in the Czech Republic

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    In spite of the fact that radiotherapy departments in the Czech republic have been following the general European and world trends in brachytherapy techniques and that they are installing the new remote AFL systems, the reserves of radium sources are still considerably high and not all professionals carry out their applications of radioactive sources by (at least) manual AFL. In near future the attention should be paid to the diminution of the unnecessary radium reserves at that radiotherapy departments where the small number of applications is executed or where the new remote AFL systems are used. For professionals practically thorough radiation protection is assured when new remote AFL systems are used. But in this case an attention should be paid to the radiation safety of the patient because of the potential exposures when high dose rate systems would failed. The likelihood of this unwanted cases can only be decreased when Quality Assurance programs is introduced into practice

  9. The recent priorities of radiation protection in the Czech Republic

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    Petrova, K.; Drabova, D. [State Office for Nuclear Safety, Prague (Czech Republic)

    2006-07-01

    The radiation protection in Czech Republic is after ten years of the intensive development in the stage when the system is in reliable routine operation guaranteed by the highly developed infrastructure and legislation. Nevertheless the concerns and problems with the different level of the importance could be always identify. The priorities are set up and stepwise handled. Some of them need further discussions also on the international level where the national particular experiences should be reflected and best expressed in the form of the recommendations or guidance. It is obvious that the current challenges of radiation protection will merge more and more into the area of the management and searching of the processes of the effective control under the conditions given by the actual situation and needs. The possibilities of the society and interest of different stakeholders will play important role. (authors)

  10. Engineering-Geological Problems in the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic

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    The Moravian karst belongs to one of the famous karst regions in Central Europe. It is situated in Moravia in the eastern part of the Czech Republic. According to the geology it is of Devonian age and the main rocks are of different types of limestones. The process of karstification is still active. They are many caves with rich stalagmites and stalactites and the Macocha abyss, the depth of which is 138.5 m. The underground Punkva River flows through the main part of the karst,forming beautiful underground lakes. Typical karst phenomena, such as sinkholes and deep canyons, may be observed on the surface of the terrain. Because of the karstification, water erosion and frost weathering, many steep unstable slopes and walls originated. To solve the stability from a geotechnical point of view is not easy. This requests a special engineeringgeological knowledge and experience.``

  11. Seismic hazard determination of nuclear facilities in the Czech Republic

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    Seismic safety management strategy and seismic risk management strategy are in the Czech Republic based on the real seismic hazard knowledge and on the use of preventive measures (technological and organisational) that at a strong earthquake occurrence mitigate or even avert severe earthquake impacts. To be able to reduce a seismic risk we must know site seismic hazard, site, facility and technology seismic vulnerabilities. By legal rules and seismic design code in force we require: - determining the real site seismic hazard corresponding to time periods 100 and 10 000 years, determining the NPP seismic risk in dependence on NPP type and local conditions, - adhering the defined professional principles and procedures at site evaluation, designing, construction and operation, using the construction procedures, technical measures (materials, structural elements, equipment etc.) and operation procedures that reduce seismic vulnerability during construction and operation, - preparing the set of organisational measures for the case of strong earthquake occurrence. (authors)

  12. Content of Some Radionuclides in the Air of Czech Republic

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    Full text: Basic information about Radiation Monitoring Network (RMN) of the Czech Republic is given in the paper. One of its subnetworks is the network of Measuring Points of Air Contamination (MPAC) placed over the whole territory of Czech Republic. The MPACs are equipped, besides others instruments, by aerosol samplers with throughput up to 900 m3/h. The activity on aerosol filters, on which aerosol is continuously collected, are measured by semiconductor gamma spectrometry. The aim of these measurements is not only to detect an abnormal radiation situation together with Early Warning Network but also to follow the long time course of the aerosol activity concentration. The results of measurement of 137Cs, 7Be and 210Pb in the air at these points in the time period from 1986 to 2000 are presented. The measurement of 7Be and 210Pb can be used as a tracer of QA/QC (quality assurance and quality control). Radiochemical separation followed by alpha spectrometry or beta measurements is used for the determination of 90Sr and transuranium radionuclides in aerosol filters from Prague. The activity concentration of 85Kr in the air is determined at one point in Prague, too. At present the values of 137Cs activity concentrations range approximately from tenths to units of mBq/m3. The activity concentration of 7Be shows typical seasonal variations with the mean value about 3000 mBq/m3. The mean value of 210Pb activity concentration is about 500 mBq/m3. The activity concentration of 85Kr is between 1 and 2 Bq/m3 for last 10 years and slowly increases. The inhalation dose from presented radionuclides is calculated. (author)

  13. [Pharmacoeconomy of diabetes mellitus--trends in the Czech Republic].

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    Horák, P

    2009-04-01

    Since 2002, we found relatively stable number of diabetes mellitus cases among clients of General Health Insurance Company of the Czech Republic. This means, after calculating incidence rate with respect to decline in total numbers of insured during the same period, a 6% increase in real incidence rate. On the doctors side, outpatient, mostly private diabetologists have about the same capacity of their offices, 2.9 physicians (WTE)/100 000 citizens over the last years. Analysis of costs and volume of services provided, clearly demonstrate, that diabetology is medical specialization of a great importance not only from the point of view of number of patients and services provided but also of its influence on the overall health care costs. Data show not only higher average expenses for treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus compared to average expenses incurred for treatments of all other diagnoses, but show also a crucial relationship of costs with presence or absence of diabetes mellitus complications. Money spend by the medical insurance system and also and more importantly health profit to patients can thus be substantially influenced via improvements in organization of care, via higher involvement, compliance of patients to the treatment and to necessary change in their lifestyles and last but not least via increase in quality of care. Cost control can be achieved by strengthening the role of pharmacoeconomics in decisions making processes of health insurance companies, importance of which is demonstrated on the past developments on drug market in the Czech Republic. General Health Insurance Company will target these goals in coming years and in its business plans will also include expected increases of costs for organization of care and for higher renumeration of physicians as well. PMID:19449745

  14. Returning HEU Fuel from the Czech Republic to Russia

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    In December 1999, representatives from the United States, Russian Federation, and International Atomic Energy Agency began working on a program to return Russian supplied, highly enriched, uranium fuel stored at foreign research reactors to Russia. Now, under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative's Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program, this effort has repatriated over 800 kg of highly enriched uranium to Russia from over 10 countries. In May 2004, the 'Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Russian Federation Concerning Cooperation for the Transfer of Russian Produced Research Reactor Nuclear Fuel to the Russian Federation' was signed. This agreement provides legal authority for the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program and establishes parameters whereby eligible countries may return highly enriched uranium spent and fresh fuel assemblies and other fissile materials to Russia. On December 8, 2007, one of the largest shipments of highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel was successfully made from a Russian-designed nuclear research reactor in the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation. This accomplishment is the culmination of years of planning, negotiations, and hard work. The United States, Russian Federation, and the International Atomic Energy Agency have been working together. In February 2003, Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return Program representatives met with the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, and discussed the return of their highly enriched uranium spent nuclear fuel to the Russian Federation for reprocessing. Nearly 5 years later, the shipment was made. This article discusses the planning, preparations, coordination, and cooperation required to make this important international shipment.

  15. Report on radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 1999

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    The first part of the report contains results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network, which monitors the distribution of radionuclide activities and ionizing radiation doses over the Czech Republic with a view to obtaining the long-term trends and detecting any deviations from them at an early stage. From among artificial radionuclides, the following receive special attention: (i) 137Cs, 90Sr, 239+240Pu and 85Kr in the air; (ii) 137Cs, 90Sr and 3H in foods; and (iii) 137Cs in humans. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in the Czech Republic in 1999, and none of the alerting levels was exceeded at any of the monitoring points. Variations in the observed dose rates were due to fluctuations of the environmental background. Low levels of 137Cs as a residue from the Chernobyl accident and nuclear weapon testing are still detected in the environment and in humans. The air monitoring results and the early warning situation are displayed periodically at the web site of the National Radiation Protection Institute (http://www.suro.cz). The second part of the report gives an overview of measurements of effluents from Czech nuclear power plants and of the monitoring of their surroundings. The releases from the Dukovany NPP continued to be very low: the atmospheric releases were below 1% of the derived annual levels, the releases into rivers were about 3% for corrosion and fission products and about 80% for tritium (this value is determined by the power plant design and has been virtually constant during the past years). No differences were found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. Information regarding public exposure to natural radioactivity is also given. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population. A survey of houses with

  16. Homicide in the Czech Republic: Influence of the age on the crime-scene characteristics

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    Gerard, F. J.; Whitfield, K.; Purdy, R.; Polišenská, Veronika

    2015. [Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences /52./. 03.03.2015-07.03.2015, Orlando] Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : homicide * Czech republic * age * crime -scene characteristics Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  17. Innovative potential in the regions of the Czech Republic, economic, societal and regional aspects

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    Kunc, J.; Klapka, Pavel; Frantál, Bohumil

    Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2008, s. 246-251 ISBN 978-80-210-4600-9 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : innovative potential * correlation analysis * regions of the Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  18. The Czech and Slovak Federal Republic: a case study of the Skoda - Volkswagen joint-venture

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    Charap, J.; Zemplinerová, Alena

    Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1993, s. 119-139. ISBN 92-64-03709-8 Keywords : privatisation * Czech and Slovak Federal Republic * Skoda - Volkswagen Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  19. Invasions by alien plants in the Czech Republic: a quantitative assessment across habitats

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    Chytrý, M.; Pyšek, Petr; Tichý, L.; Knollová, I.; Danihelka, Jiří

    2005-01-01

    Roč. 77, - (2005), s. 339-354. ISSN 0032-7786 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : habitat invasibility * alien species * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 1.545, year: 2005

  20. The evolution of tax evasion in the Czech Republic: a Markov chain analysis

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    Hanousek, Jan; Palda, F.

    Bern: Peter Lang, 2007 - (Hayoz, N.; Hug, S.), s. 327-360 ISBN 978-3-03910-651-6 Institutional research plan: CEZ:MSM0021620846 Keywords : tax evasion * Markov chain analysis * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  1. On Reflection of the Past in Memory. Czechs in the Republic of South Africa

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    Brouček, Stanislav

    2013-01-01

    Roč. 23, č. 5 (2013), s. 19-30. ISSN 0862-8351 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : emigration * Czechs abroad * memory * memories * traditions * the Republic of South Africa Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  2. Czech Republic; 2012 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report: Staff Supplements; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Czech Republic

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    International Monetary Fund

    2012-01-01

    Economic activity in the Czech Republic is expected to remain flat in 2012 and gradually gain momentum as external conditions improve. The 2012 Article IV Consultation discusses that monetary conditions have been appropriately supportive of economic activity. The Czech financial system has proved resilient to the effects of the global crisis. Directors have commended the significant progress made in consolidating public finances and the authorities’ strong commitment to long-term fiscal sus...

  3. Food waste in the Czech Republic in comparison with the European Union

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    Cábová, Helena

    2014-01-01

    This bachelor thesis examines the problem of food waste in the Czech Republic in comparison to the European Union. Firstly, this thesis presents the overall information about the global problem of food waste. Secondly, this thesis analyses concrete data about the total amount of generated food waste in the Czech Republic. Moreover, this work focuses on the country's attitude towards food waste, which is presented through non-governmental organizations and the government itself. Last but not l...

  4. Assessment of indicator gases of spontaneous combustion in underground mines in the Czech Republic

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    Adamus, Alois

    2008-01-01

    Research and applications of findings in the area of early indication of spontaneous combustion of coal using indicator gases started in the Czech Republic in the seventies to eighties of the last century. A significant progress occurred in the second half of the eighties, when methods of assessment of coal self-heating temperature were published in the Czech Republic (CR), e.g. in [1]. Consequently the objective findings of the research were projected in the year 1990 to generally binding le...

  5. Ten years of eLearning within the Engineering Education in the Czech Republic

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the process of eLearning implementation in engineering education. It is structured into four parts which (1 analyze this process in the Czech Republic, (2 evaluate the contribution of eLearning seminars, conferences and competitions held at the Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, (3 provide reflection of the situation in current research activities in this field and (4 present data collected at the University of Hradec Kralove.

  6. Transformation process of state accounting to accrual basis accounting in conditions of the Czech Republic

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    Otrusinová, Milana; Pastuszková, Eliška

    2013-01-01

    This paper briefly outlines the significant issues that occur during the implementation of the accrual principle accounting in the public sector in the context of the reform of accounting of public finance in the Czech Republic. The reform mostly regards government organizational units, selfgoverning territorial units and allowance organizations. The objective of the paper is to describe the transformation process from state accounting to accrual principle accounting in the Czech Republic and...

  7. Towards the issue of ecosystem services of small watercourses in the Czech Republic

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    Jakubínský, Jiří

    Brno: Global change research centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i, 2013 - (Stojanov, R.; Žalud, Z.; Cudlín, P.; Farda, A.; Urban, O.; Trnka, M.), s. 157-162 ISBN 978-80-904351-8-6. [Global Change and Resilience. Brno (CZ), 22.05.2013-24.05.2013] Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : ecosystem services * smal watercourse * ecohdydrology * fluival geomorphology * the Czech Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  8. The Impact of Large Enterprises on the Economy of the Czech Republic

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    Tatana Hornychova; Milan Damborsky

    2014-01-01

    Large enterprises represent a key group for the economy of the Czech Republic. The aim of the study is to assess the influence of large enterprises on the socio-economic development of the Czech Republic and to assess the legitimacy of public support for these companies. The study is primarily focused on economic issues. Social and environmental areas are complementary part. The study was prepared in response to the currently debated state aid rules, which significantly change the ratio of th...

  9. Ocenění podniku T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.

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    Holmanová, Alena

    2008-01-01

    The diploma thesis aims to determinate the value of the company T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s., which provides mobile telecommunications services in the Czech Republic. The theoretical part describes the basic valuation terminology, provides an overview of a valuation procedure and introduces business valuation methods. The practical part contains the strategic analysis, the financial analysis, the analysis and the forecast of value drivers followed by the financial plan and the final valuation...

  10. Income inequalities within couples in the Czech Republic and European countries

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    Mysíková, Martina

    2011-01-01

    This study analyses the income distribution within couples in the Czech Republic and ten European countries using the EU-SILC 2005 database. Data from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) database supplement the analysis with previous period (1986 - 2000). Women, on average, contribute less to a couple's income than men. Among the included countries, within-couple income inequality tends to be lower in the new EU member states than in the old ones, with the Czech Republic being the exception. Wi...

  11. Economic Analysis of Wind Energy in the Czech Republic: A Case Study of a Chosen Firm

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    Motyčková, Šárka

    2013-01-01

    Summary This thesis deals with economic aspects of installing wind power plant in the Czech Republic with a closer look on process of returning our investment. It points to benefits of wind power plants and possible threats in this business sector. The theoretical part focuses on the basic knowledge of wind energy usage in history, brief description of the engine and its main parts and wind potential of the Czech Republic. Then there are compared various impacts on surroundings of a wi...

  12. Investment incentives and relocation tendencies of large enterprises in the Czech Republic

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    Tatana Hornychova; Milan Damborsky

    2014-01-01

    Large enterprises represent a key group for the economy of the Czech Republic. The aim of the study is to assess the relocation tendencies of large enterprises in the Czech Republic and to assess the legitimacy of public support for these companies. The study was prepared in response to the currently debated state aid rules, which significantly change the ratio of the maximum public support for small and medium-sized enterprises and large enterprises. Since 2007, strong pressure can be percei...

  13. Members of the genus Pisidium C. Pfeiffer (Mollusca: Bivalvia) of the Czech Republic

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    Currently, thirteen species assigned to the genus Pisidium are known from the territory of the Czech Republic. This paper contains a new key to them with original figures of definitive characteristics. The key is supplemented with species descriptions and notes on their ecology and distribution in the Czech Republic. Differences between conchologically similar species and possibilities of misidentification with juvenile specimens of the genera Sphaerium and Musculium are commented on as well. (authors)

  14. Transport volume in regions of the Czech Republic in relation to the production of waste

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    Pojkarová, Kateřina; Hruška, Roman

    2010-01-01

    The article deals with the transport volume in regions of the Czech Republic in relation to the production of waste. On the basis of waste statistics and transport statistics is researched the greatness of the relation between the transport volume and the production of waste in regions of the Czech Republic. The relation is illustrated graphically too. We have many kinds of waste which we can monitor. The most important kinds of waste are municipal waste, industrial waste, construction ...

  15. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tourist Industry in the Czech Republic

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    Hemerková, Veronika

    2014-01-01

    Hemerková, V. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tourist Industry in the Czech Republic. Bachelor thesis. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2013. The bachelor thesis is focused on Corporate Social Responsibility in the tourist industry in the Czech Republic. Based on the quantitave research in travel agencies in Brno and its surroundings an analysis was performed and current CSR situation was evaluated. Two third of respondents did not know what corporate social responsibility is. But they...

  16. Impacts of land use and climate change on ecosystem services in the Czech Republic

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    Lorencová, Eliška; Harmáčková, Veronika Zuzana; Vačkář, David

    Volume 1. 1. Brno: Global Change Research Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i, 2015 - (Urban, O.; Klem, K.), s. 197-213 ISBN 978-80-87902-14-1 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1415 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : climate and land use change * ecosystem services * ALARM scenarios * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology

  17. Quantification, Sources, and Control of Ammonia Emissions in the Czech Republic

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    Marie Skybova

    2001-01-01

    The exact quantification of ammonia (NH3) emissions is the basic presumption for the fulfilment of obligations set by the CLRTAP (Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution) Protocol which was signed by the Czech Republic in 1999. Most NH3 emissions in the Czech Republic are produced during the breeding of cattle, pigs, and poultry; therefore, determinating emission factors for these kinds of animals by studying their total number, type of breeding, and subsequent disposal of manure...

  18. The Retail Sales in the Czech Republic and the European Union and the Comparison of Evolution

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    Kamil Pícha; Leoš Vítek; Hana Doležalová; Josef Navrátil; Roman Švec

    2012-01-01

    The paper deals with the evolution of the retail sales in the Czech Republic and the European Union. Retail sales are a very important element of the total performance of a national economy. The aim of this article is to analyze the tendency of the retail sales and to compare their evolution in the Czech Republic with the results of the whole European Union. The paper presents graphical analysis studying relations between the retail sales and the macroeconomic development (GDP growth rate and...

  19. Swimming as a part of early childhood education in Czech Republic

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    Stloukalová, Brigita; Roztoči, Tomáš

    2015-01-01

    There has been the swimming education a compulsory part of PE since 1970´ in Czech Republic. Originally the swimming education related only to elementary schools but during the last twenty years the system of the swimming education turns to kindergartens. Today the swimming education is an obligatory part of school curriculum, not compulsory one. Swimming is a favourite movement activity in Czech Republic and in general, swimming is also considered beneficial to the physical, psychical and so...

  20. Drivers of the Soil Moisture Trends in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2012

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    Trnka, Miroslav; Brázdil, Rudolf; Balek, J.; Semerádová, Daniela; Hlavinka, Petr; Možný, M.; Štěpánek, Petr; Dobrovolný, Petr; Zahradníček, Pavel; Dubrovský, Martin; Eitzinger, Josef; Fuchs, B.; Svoboda, M.; Hayes, M.; Žalud, Zdeněk

    Brno: Global change research centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v. v. i, 2015 - (Trnka, M.; Hayes, M.), s. 26-29 ISBN 978-80-87902-12-7 R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0248; GA MŠk(CZ) LD13030; GA MZe QJ1310123 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : soil * Czech Republic * air temperature * global radiation Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology

  1. The Public Pension System in the Czech Republic from the Point of View of Public Finance

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    Bezdek, Vladimir

    2005-01-01

    The Czech public pension system is fiscally unsustainable in the long run because of population ageing, which is particularly pronounced in the Czech Republic. Some parametrical adjustments have been implemented since the beginning of the 1990s, but in contrast to other central European transition countries, the Czech pension scheme is still awaiting a fundamental reform. An independent working group was established in 2004 to analyse the pension reform proposals of the main political parties...

  2. Social Aspects of the Organic Food Demand in the Czech Republic

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    Mašková, Barbora

    2011-01-01

    It is not that long ago when organic products first appeared on the Czech market in larger scale, offer and availability. This, along with different actions of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture and marketing projects of companies and groups, lead to the still increasing consumption of organic products in the Czech Republic. Is it only the greater awareness of these products among the public that increases the consumption or are there other factors? Is it only the advertisement that bo...

  3. Teachers and School Culture in the Czech Republic before and after 1989

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    Moree, Dana

    2013-01-01

    This article reports the findings of research on school culture in post-totalitarian society in the Czech Republic. The research explored restructuralisation and reculturalisation in the Czech school education system through analysis of school culture in one school located in a midsized town in the central part of the country. In-depth…

  4. The influence of sex mature of wild boar (Sus scrofa) to reproduction in the Czech Republic

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    Ježek, M.; Štípek, K.; Červený, Jaroslav

    Prague : Czech University of Life Sciences, 2009. s. 132. ISBN 978-80-213-1961-5. [European Congress of Conservation Biology /2./. 01.09.2009-05.09.2009, Prague] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : wild boar * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour http://www.eccb2009.org/uploads/book_of_abstracts_errata.pdf

  5. Effective doses received by air crew of airlines registered in the Czech and Slovak Republics

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    The results of effective dose monitoring for airlines registered in the Czech Republic since 1999 and in Slovakia since 2011 are presented. The recommended effective dose limits were apparently exceeded in over 75% Czech crew members. The dependence of the effective doses on the heliocentric potential was also examined. (orig.)

  6. Imported resources - oil crude oil processing in the Czech Republic and its prospectives

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    Soucek, I.; Ottis, I. [Kaucuk, Kralupy nad Vitavou (Czechoslovakia)

    1995-12-01

    This paper examines the availability of various crude oils, addressing specifically crude oil pipelines to the Czech Republic, both existing and under construction. Secondly, the economic status of two main Czech refineries is examined in comparison to international trends, technical configurations, and product supply and demand.

  7. The Development of Mental Health Policies in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic since 1989

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    Dobiášová Karolína

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The article aims to describe the key events in the development of mental health care policies after 1990 in the two countries and identify the main reasons for stagnation or incremental changes to the institutional setting in the field of mental health care. The process of mental health care reform is explained using the framework of historical institutionalism. The explanation shows that the lack of political interest in combination with the tradition of institutional care resulted in poor availability of psychiatric care, outdated network of inpatient facilities and critical lack of community care facilities in both countries. Even though Slovak Republic adopted national programme at the governmental level, it still struggles with its implementation. The ongoing reform attempt in the Czech Republic may bring some change, thanks to a new approach towards strategic governance of the mental health care system and the mechanism of layering that the promoters of the reform use.

  8. Modeling Floods under Climate Change Condition in Otava River, Czech Republic: A Time Scale Issue

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    Danhelka, J.; Krejci, J.; Vlasak, T.

    2009-04-01

    While modeling of climate change (CC) impact on low flow and water balance is commonly done using daily time series of Global Circulation models (GCM) outputs, assessing CC impact on rare events as floods demands for special methodology. Paper demonstrates methodology, results and its sensitivity to the length of simulation in meso-scale basin. Multiple regional projection of temperature and precipitation under A2, A1B a B1 scenarios for 2040-2069 were evaluated in study of Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and Charles University (Pretel et al. 2008) for the Czech Republic. Daily time series of length of 30 years and 100 years (precipitation, Tmax, Tmin) were generated using LARS-WG (Semenov, 2008) based on expected monthly change of temperature and precipitation amount and variability for upper Otava river basin in mountainous region in SW Bohemia. Daily precipitation data were distributed into 6h time step using three step random generator. Spatial distribution of precipitation was based on random sampling of relevant historical analogues while temperature was distributed using simple vertical gradient rule. Derived time series of A2, A1B, B1 and recent climate (RC) scenarios inputted calibrated hydrological modeling system AquaLog (using SAC-SMA for rainfall-runoff modeling). Correction of SAC-SMA parameter defining potential evapotranspiration for changed climate was applied. Evaluation was made for Susice profile (534.5 km2), representing the mountainous part of the basin, and downstream Katovice profile (1133.4 km2). Results proved expected decrease of annual flow by 5-10 % (10-15 % in summer, 0-5 % in winter) for all modeled CC scenarios (for period 2040-2069) compared to recent climate. Design flows were computed based on yearly peaks using standard methodology. Decrease in design flow curves was observed for Katovice while no change (A1B, B1) or increase (A2) was found for Susice in 100 years time series. Estimates of 100y floods based on 30 or 100 years

  9. Consumer Behavior of College Students in the Czech Republic

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    Horakova Monika

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This contribution is a follow-up to the topic of consumer behavior which is analyzed from the economic theory perspective on microeconomic as well as a macroeconomic level. The main objective of the article is to reveal the structure of college students’ consumer basket determined according to disposable income and its changes. In this article, the methodology of a consumer basket was used. The division of it was done by Czech Statistical Office to calculate the inflation rate in the environment of the Czech Republic. In this article, the analysis of college students’ consumer basket was done. The pressure on having a higher qualification in tertiary education is a typical trend across Europe, which is also one of strategic goals of EU Strategy 2020 and its concept. There is clear evidence of a growing segment of college students that represents a significant demand group on the product and service market. The knowledge of their consumer habits is definitely beneficial for companies regarding their competitive advantage and reaching higher incomes from the products offered. The market product consumption is dependent on the total disposable income mainly. That is fundamentally dependent on hours of paid work or other fund contributions. The current disposable income shows the differences regarding consumption expenditures of a consumer basket and its various categories. A lower disposable income is typical for flowing the highest consumer expenditures from class 1 (Food and non-alcoholic beverages to class 4 (Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels of a higher disposal income. If the current disposable income of college students increases, there would be higher consumption expenditures regarding classes 9, 3 and 5 (Recreation and culture; Clothing and footwear; Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance. On the contrary, a lower disposable income would mean lower expenditures regarding classes 3, 2 and 9

  10. Private Rate of Return on Human Capital Investment in the Czech Republic: Differences by Study Fields

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    Savina Finardi

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper is focused on approaches to the measurement of the returns of private investments on human capital in the Czech Republic. In the last ten years, there is observed a significant increase in number ofstudents at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs and an increasing number of HEIs graduates is also expected in the Czech Republic in forthcoming years. Using data from the research project “REFLEX”, fromthe Czech Statistical Office and from EUROSTUDENT IV survey, the paper provides the methodology and the experimental computations of the rates of return on private investment in the tertiary education broken down by study fields.

  11. Controlling a Reporting ve firmě SITRONICS Telecom Solutions, Czech Republic a.s.

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    Reslová, Dana

    2010-01-01

    Thesis "Controlling and Reporting in the company JSC SITRONICS Telecom Solutions, Czech Republic" concerns the methods and tools of controlling and reporting in the company JSC SITRONICS Telecom Solutions, Czech Republic. The thesis's goal is to describe and evaluate controlling, budgeting and reporting in the company JSC SITRONICS Telecom Solutions, Czech Republic, to analyse the used processes and methods and based on the theoretical knowledge to recommend changes to improve the current sys...

  12. Management of archaeological excavations and control in the Czech and Slovak Republic

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    Mařík, Jan; Prášek, K.

    Brussel: Europae Archaeologiae Consilium, 2014 - (van der Hass, V.; Schut, P.), s. 113-117. (EAC occasional paper. 9). ISBN 978-963-9911-49-9. [EAC Heritage management symposium /14./. Saranda (AL), 21.03.2013-23.03.2013] Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : Valletta Convention * archaeological excavations * management * Czech Republic * Slovak Republic Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  13. Siting of deep geological repository in the Czech Republic: present situation and near future

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    The storage of low-level waste and intermediate-level waste has been solved in the Czech Republic for a sufficient period in advance. Two shallow underground storages are operated in abandoned mines with sufficient capacities. As far as the high-level waste and spent fuel disposal is concerned, there is a philosophy to dispose this waste into a deep geological repository (DGR). The selection of optimal geological unit for DGR siting is always limited by the geological structure of the state territory. Moreover, in the case of the Czech Republic this fact is underlined by small area extent and by significantly complicated geological structure. The present state of activities on DGR in the Czech Republic results from work which was performed during the last 5 years. During the area survey stage selection of 27 suitable areas was performed on the basis of existing regional geological information by the Czech Geological Survey

  14. Statistical processing of natality data for the Czech Republic before and after the Chernobyl accident

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    All available data regarding natality in Czechoslovakia (or the Czech Republic) before and after the Chernobyl accident are summarized. Data from the databases of the Czech Statistical Office and of the State Office for Nuclear Safety were used to analyze natality and mortality of children in the Czech Republic and to evaluate the relationship between the level of contamination and the change in the sex ratio at time of birth that was observed in some areas in November of 1986. Although the change in the ratio of newborn boys-to-girls ratio was statistically significant, no direct relationship between that ratio and the level of contamination was found. Statistically significant changes in the sex ratio also occurred in Czechoslovakia (or in the Czech Republic) in the past, both before and after the accident. Furthermore, no statistically significant changes in the rate of stillbirths and multiple pregnancies were observed after the Chernobyl accident

  15. Legal aspects of uranium mining and milling in the Czech Republic

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    The State Office of Nuclear Safety (SUJB) is responsible for peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and is responsible for supervising government oversight and administration of uranium production and site rehabilitation activities within the Czech Republic. The Atomic Law of the Czech Republic defines SUJB's duties and responsibilities as they relate to various aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle. In addition specific laws relating to environmental protection also govern site rehabilitation activities within the Czech Republic. This paper lists relevant laws under which the Czech uranium mining company Diamo must operate and provides criteria that must be considered when: - Applying for licenses to operate or decommission a facility. - Discharging radioactive material from a site. - Undertaking safety analyses and designing monitoring programmes. - Preparing an environmental impact assessment. (author)

  16. Is diversification as a Strategic Advantage? The Example of Automotive Components in the Czech Republic

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    Lukáš Mohelský

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The automotive industry is the key sector of the Czech national economy. Its share on GDP represents more than 8 % and the Czech Republic is the 14th biggest producer of cars in the world. The goal of this article is to analyze the development of the customers´ portfolio of the automotive suppliers in the Czech Republic from the perspective of their international location. The diversification of portfolio can be measured in many ways. The approach in this article relies both on usual statistical tools (concentration ratio, Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient, Herfindahl-Hirschman index and on specific approaches such as number of partners, geographical diversification and average distance travelled by exported component. Even though the export volume has been dynamically growing, it has remained focused on a limited number of crucial countries, which are mostly located in the close neighborhood of the Czech Republic.

  17. On-line Shopping on B2C Markets in the Czech Republic

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    Pilík Michal

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the e-commerce theory and is aimed primarily at its usage in business-toconsumer markets. On-line purchasing management is increasing not only in the Czech Republic but also in Europe and all over the world. The customers who think rationally use on-line shopping because of money saving, speed delivery and the possibility of product comparison. This paper presents the results of a project financed by the Czech Science Foundation P403/11/ P175: The factors influencing customers’ on-line behaviour in e-commerce environment on B2C and B2B markets in the Czech Republic. 89 % of respondents use e-shops for buying products in the Czech Republic. 32 % of them use the Internet for regular purchases and 57 % of them irregularly. 11 % of respondents have not used e-shops yet.

  18. The Czech Republic – impacts of and experience with EU membership

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    Ivo ŠLOSARČÍK

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyses the impact of the post-accession experience of the Czech Republic in the years 2004-2011. In particular, it focuses on the integration into the EU internal market, preparation for Eurozone accession, transfers from the EU budget and the formulation of the EU energy policy. In each policy area, both the impact of the existing EU regulatory framework and Czech preferences for its reforms are covered. The last section of the paper (chapter 6 describes the Czech institutional adaptation to the EU membership, in particular the 2009 Czech presidency experience.

  19. TLD Audit in Radiotherapy in the Czech Republic

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    The National Radiation Protection Institute in Prague organises the TLD audit. The aim of the audit is to provide a basis control of clinical dosimetry in the Czech Republic for purposes of state supervision in radiotherapy. The TLD audit covers absorbed dose measurements under reference conditions for 60Co and 137Cs beams, high energy X ray and electron beams of linear accelerators nd betatrons. Absorbed dose measured by TLD is compared with absorbed dose stated by the radiotherapy centre. Encapsulated LiF:Mg,Ti powder is used for the measurement. A deviation of ±3% between the stated and TLD measured dose is considered acceptable. The first TLD audit was in 1997. A total of 110 beams were checked. Seven major deviations (more than ±6%) were found, which were investigated. Medical physicists from these departments reported a set-up error. However, at most of those hospitals with major deviation, an in situ audit in detail was carried out soon after the TLD audit. Discrepancies were found in clinical dosimetry but some of the irradiation units were poor, technically. Regular TLD audit seems to be a good way of eliminating errors in basic clinical dosimetry. (author)

  20. Manganese biogeochemistry in a central Czech Republic catchment

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    Navratil, T.; Shanley, J.B.; Skrivan, P.; Kram, P.; Mihaljevic, M.; Drahota, P.

    2007-01-01

    Mn biogeochemistry was studied from 1994 to 2003 in a small forested catchment in the central Czech Republic using the watershed mass balance approach together with measurements of internal stores and fluxes. Mn inputs in bulk deposition were relatively constant during a period of sharply decreasing acidic deposition, suggesting that the Mn source was terrestrial, and not from fossil fuel combustion. Mn inputs in bulk deposition and Mn supplied by weathering each averaged 13 mg m-2 year-1 (26 mg m -2 year-1 total input), whereas Mn export in streamwater and groundwater averaged 43 mg m-2 year-1. Thus an additional Mn source is needed to account for 17 mg m-2 year -1. Internal fluxes and pools of Mn were significantly greater than annual inputs and outputs. Throughfall Mn flux was 70 mg m-2 year-1, litterfall Mn flux was 103 mg m-2 year -1, and Mn net uptake by vegetation was 62 mg m-2 year-1. Large pools of labile or potentially labile Mn were present in biomass and surficial soil horizons. Small leakages from these large pools likely supply the additional Mn needed to close the watershed mass balance. This leakage may reflect an adjustment of the ecosystem to recent changes in atmospheric acidity. ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

  1. Low level air radioactivity measurements in Prague, Czech Republic

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    Activity concentrations of radionuclides in the atmosphere have been monitored for over 21 years in the Czech Republic, at present at 10 sampling sites. Results of long-time observation of the radionuclides 137Cs, 7Be, 210Pb, 22Na, 40K, 238Pu, 239,240Pu, 90Sr, 85Kr and 14C and statistical analysis of the data from the monitoring site in Prague are given in the paper. In 2007 mean activity concentrations of monitored radionuclides at Prague monitoring site in Bq/m3 were: 85Kr, 1.6x10+0; 14C, 5.3x10-2; 137Cs, 6.8x10-7; 7Be, 4.3x10-3; 210Pb, 5.3x10-4; 40K, 1.8x10-5; 22Na, 3.5x10-7; 90Sr, 5-7x10-8; 238Pu, 1-2x10-10 and 239,240Pu, 1.7x10-9.

  2. Low level air radioactivity measurements in Prague, Czech Republic

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    Rulik, P. [National Radiation Protection Institute, Bartoskova 28, 140 00 Prague (Czech Republic)], E-mail: petr.rulik@suro.cz; Mala, H.; Beckova, V.; Hoelgye, Z.; Schlesingerova, E. [National Radiation Protection Institute, Bartoskova 28, 140 00 Prague (Czech Republic); Svetlik, I. [DRD, Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR, Na Truhlarce 64, 180 86 Prague (Czech Republic); Skrkal, J. [National Radiation Protection Institute, Bartoskova 28, 140 00 Prague (Czech Republic)

    2009-05-15

    Activity concentrations of radionuclides in the atmosphere have been monitored for over 21 years in the Czech Republic, at present at 10 sampling sites. Results of long-time observation of the radionuclides {sup 137}Cs, {sup 7}Be, {sup 210}Pb, {sup 22}Na, {sup 40}K, {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239,240}Pu, {sup 90}Sr, {sup 85}Kr and {sup 14}C and statistical analysis of the data from the monitoring site in Prague are given in the paper. In 2007 mean activity concentrations of monitored radionuclides at Prague monitoring site in Bq/m{sup 3} were: {sup 85}Kr, 1.6x10{sup +0}; {sup 14}C, 5.3x10{sup -2}; {sup 137}Cs, 6.8x10{sup -7}; {sup 7}Be, 4.3x10{sup -3}; {sup 210}Pb, 5.3x10{sup -4}; {sup 40}K, 1.8x10{sup -5}; {sup 22}Na, 3.5x10{sup -7}; {sup 90}Sr, 5-7x10{sup -8}; {sup 238}Pu, 1-2x10{sup -10} and {sup 239,240}Pu, 1.7x10{sup -9}.

  3. Sustainability of Rural Nonprofit Organizations: Czech Republic and Beyond

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Sustainability of nonprofit organizations is a key concern for today’s nonprofit scholars and practitioners. Building upon the nonprofit economics literature, the present paper introduces the distinction between the demand-side and supply-side determinants of nonprofit sustainability and makes the case for the discrepancy between them. This discrepancy presents not only a generic conceptual explanation of the nonprofit sustainability problems but is also applicable to the context of the European rural nonprofit sector. Three arguments are advanced. First, the notorious implementation problems of LEADER partnerships can be explained as a manifestation of the above discrepancy. Second, and related, the rural context implies the tendency of the supply-side determinants of nonprofit sustainability to undermine the demand-side ones. Third, recent empirical findings from the Czech Republic show that this tendency does not necessarily imply the possibility of a clear classification of the demand-side and supply-side sustainability determinants. Rather, those features of rural areas and communities that significantly affect the size of the local nonprofit sector exhibit a controversial entanglement of demand-side and supply-side identities.

  4. Preparedness for handling radiation accidents in the Czech Republic

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    Emergency planning in the Czech Republic is based on international recommendations by the ICRP and IAEA. An emergency system is being created at the national level for the case of a major accident (including a radiation accident). Although the protective measures concern a large group of people, immediate health impacts are expected to be rare. The protective measures include: sheltering (intervention level 5 to 50 mSv), evacuation (intervention level 50 to 500 mSv), administration of iodine, control of food and water, access control, personal protection, decontamination, control of agricultural produce, and medical care. The responsibilities of the various bodies involved are defined and their cooperation in the event of an accident is described. Another system is aimed at coping with radiation accidents at sites where ionizing radiation sources are being handled. Such accidents would involve small numbers or groups of individuals but the doses received might be high. Within the 1954-1993 period, 65 events of this kind occurred and 183 persons were subjected to medical treatment. The dosimetric control and medical aid system needed in such situations has been developed and tested. (M.D.) 4 tabs., 2 figs., 10 refs

  5. Development of the local quasigeoid model for the Czech Republic

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    Nesvadba, Otakar; Holota, Petr; Lederer, Martin

    2013-04-01

    Increasing demands for precise GNSS levelling in the Czech Republic as well as exclusively available gravity and terrain data raised up the realization of a more accurate transformation between the ETRS and the vertical reference system Bpv (Baltic after adjustment), known also as a quasigeoid model. In order to meet high accuracy requirements for the model, the setting and the solution of the geodetic boundary value problem were reconsidered. The problem is formulated for gravity disturbances and the representation formula for the solution was derived by means of the Green's function method constructed for an oblate ellipsoid of revolution. Resulting integral kernel, as an analogue to the so-called Hotine function, was used in the convolution for numerical evaluation of the disturbing potential. The difference between the ellipsoid and the terrain was taken into account through successive approximations. The resulting solution leads to a detailed knowledge of the residual disturbing potential T on the Earth's surface in the area of interest. In addition, restoring the global low-frequency part of T and inserting non-gravitational systematical effects associated with Bpv, that have been identified too, make it possible to interpret the results in terms of height anomalies or quasigeoid heights within the Bpv system. The resolution, accuracy and precision of the transformation between ETRS and Bpv is discussed and compared with the quasigeoid models available today.

  6. Remote sensing of forest decline in the Czech Republic

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    Ardoe, J.

    1998-04-01

    This thesis describes the localization and quantification of deforestation and forest damage in Norway spruce forests in northern Czech Republic using Landsat data. Severe defoliation increases the spectral reflectance in all wavelength bands, especially in the mid infrared region. These spectral differences allow the separation of three damage categories with an accuracy of 75% using TM data and regression based relationships. Estimating the same categories using an artificial neural network, multi temporal TM data and topographic data yields slightly higher accuracy (78%). The methods are comparable when using identical input data, but the neural network more efficiently manage large input data sets without pre.processing, The estimated coniferous deforestation in northern Bohemia from 1972 to 1989 reveals especially affected areas between 600 and 1000 m.a.s.l. and on slopes facing south and southeast. The sector downwind a large source of sulphur dioxide was strongly deforested. Comparing regional forest damage statistics to three methods estimating harmful effects of sulphur dioxide on Norway spruce yielded significant relationships versus level of forest damage and accumulated salvage felling. Quantifying the effect of data uncertainties permit mapping the probabilities of areas to be significantly over or below thresholds for harmful effects on spruce forests. Satellite based estimation of coniferous forest health is a good complement to field surveys and aerial photography 137 refs, 7 figs, 2 tabs

  7. Variability of Short-term Precipitation and Runoff in Small Czech Drainage Basins

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    Kavka, Petr; Strouhal, Luděk; Landa, Martin; Neuman, Martin; Kožant, Petr; Muller, Miloslav

    2016-04-01

    The aim of this contribution is to introduce the recently started three year's project named "Variability of Short-term Precipitation and Runoff in Small Czech Drainage Basins and its Influence on Water Resources Management". Its main goal is to elaborate a methodology and online utility for deriving short-term design precipitation series, which could be utilized by a broad community of scientists, state administration as well as design planners. The outcomes of the project will especially be helpful in modelling hydrological or soil erosion problems when designing common measures for promoting water retention or landscape drainage systems in or out of the scope of Landscape consolidation projects. The precipitation scenarios will be derived from 10 years of observed data from point gauging stations and radar data. The analysis is focused on events' return period, rainfall total amount, internal intensity distribution and spatial distribution over the area of Czech Republic. The methodology will account for the choice of the simulation model. Several representatives of practically oriented models will be tested for the output sensitivity to selected precipitation scenario comparing to variability connected with other inputs uncertainty. The variability of the outputs will also be assessed in the context of economic impacts in design of landscape water structures or mitigation measures. The research was supported by the grant QJ1520265 of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture, using data provided by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute.

  8. Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes Changes: The Cases of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Republic of Serbia

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    Josifidis Kosta; Allegret Jean-Pierre; Beker-Pucar Emilija

    2009-01-01

    The paper explores (former) transition economies, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Republic of Serbia, concerning abandonment of the exchange rate targeting and fixed exchange rate regimes and movement toward explicit/implicit inflation targeting and flexible exchange rate regimes. The paper identifies different subperiods concerning crucial monetary and exchange rate regimes, and tracks the changes of specific monetary transmission channels i.e exchange rate channel, interest rate ch...

  9. Low level air radioactivity measurements in Prague, Czech Republic

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    Hyza, Miroslav; Rulik, Petr; Mala, Helena; Beckova, Vera; Hoelgye, Zoltan; Schlesingerova, Eva [National Radiation Protection Institute (SURO), Bartoskova 28, 14000, Prague (Czech Republic)

    2014-07-01

    Activity concentrations of radionuclides in the atmosphere have been monitored for over 25 years in the Czech Republic, at present at 10 sampling sites equipped with aerosol samplers with throughput from 150 to 900 m{sup 3}/h. The sites are part of the national Radiation Monitoring Network. The aerosol samplers work continuously mostly with one-week sampling periods under normal circumstances. The activities on filters are measured by gamma-spectrometry in order to determine man-made {sup 137}Cs and natural {sup 7}Be and {sup 210}Pb in four laboratories. This paper is dealing with the results from the site at Prague (as a site of the European 'sparse monitoring network') where the most sensitive measurements are performed and wider spectrum of radionuclides are analysed. The filters with total flown through volume of about 150 000 m{sup 3} (900 m{sup 3}/h) per week without any pretreatment are counted for 500 000 s positioned around the HPGe detectors of relative efficiency of 100-150%. The minimum significant activity (MSA; confidence level 95%) lies around 0.1 mBq/m{sup 3} for {sup 137}Cs for these conditions so that the {sup 137}Cs activity concentration is usually established with relative statistical deviation of about 10%. Besides the appointed radionuclides, {sup 22}Na and {sup 40}K are determined in filters by gamma spectrometry, too. After the gamma spectrometric analysis, radiochemical separation followed by alpha spectrometry or beta measurements is used for determination of {sup 238}Pu, {sup 239,240}Pu and {sup 90}Sr activities in the quarterly combined filters. Continuous collection of the air for the assessment of activity concentrations of {sup 85}Kr and {sup 14}C in monthly samples is performed in Prague, too. At present the values of {sup 137}Cs activity concentrations range approximately from tenths to 1 of mBq/m{sup 3}. The activity concentration of {sup 7}Be shows typical seasonal variations with the mean value about 3000 mBq/m{sup 3

  10. Low level air radioactivity measurements in Prague, Czech Republic

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    Activity concentrations of radionuclides in the atmosphere have been monitored for over 25 years in the Czech Republic, at present at 10 sampling sites equipped with aerosol samplers with throughput from 150 to 900 m3/h. The sites are part of the national Radiation Monitoring Network. The aerosol samplers work continuously mostly with one-week sampling periods under normal circumstances. The activities on filters are measured by gamma-spectrometry in order to determine man-made 137Cs and natural 7Be and 210Pb in four laboratories. This paper is dealing with the results from the site at Prague (as a site of the European 'sparse monitoring network') where the most sensitive measurements are performed and wider spectrum of radionuclides are analysed. The filters with total flown through volume of about 150 000 m3 (900 m3/h) per week without any pretreatment are counted for 500 000 s positioned around the HPGe detectors of relative efficiency of 100-150%. The minimum significant activity (MSA; confidence level 95%) lies around 0.1 mBq/m3 for 137Cs for these conditions so that the 137Cs activity concentration is usually established with relative statistical deviation of about 10%. Besides the appointed radionuclides, 22Na and 40K are determined in filters by gamma spectrometry, too. After the gamma spectrometric analysis, radiochemical separation followed by alpha spectrometry or beta measurements is used for determination of 238Pu, 239,240Pu and 90Sr activities in the quarterly combined filters. Continuous collection of the air for the assessment of activity concentrations of 85Kr and 14C in monthly samples is performed in Prague, too. At present the values of 137Cs activity concentrations range approximately from tenths to 1 of mBq/m3. The activity concentration of 7Be shows typical seasonal variations with the mean value about 3000 mBq/m3. The mean values of 210Pb and 22Na activity concentrations are about 450 mBq/m3 and 0.3 mBq/m3 respectively. The activities of 239

  11. Radiocaesium levels in game in the Czech Republic

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    The paper summarizes results of monitoring of 137Cs activities in game species roaming in the woods over the territory of the Czech Republic for the time interval of 1986–2012. Geometric means and other statistical characteristics were estimated from the data sets on the assumption of log-normal distribution of the data from the time interval 2004–2012 where the character of data distribution had displayed no significant change. Geometric means (in Bq/kg) in meat were: wild boar 5.1, red deer 1.9, roe deer 0.77 and feathered game 0.14. The mean value in the less frequent game amounted to 0.36 Bq/kg. The geometrical standard deviation (GSD) widely varied from 1.6 to 21 for the studied species. Based on mass activity dependence on time, we assessed the effective and environmental half-lives of activity decline. For red deer and roe deer, the effective 137Cs half-life was 2.9 and 3.2 years, and environmental half-life 3.2 and 3.6 years respectively. The effective half-life of 137Cs in wild boar of 38 years was determined with large uncertainty and it shows constant influx of 137Cs activity to the digestive tract of wild boars. A statistically significant season-based 137Cs level was found in red deer and wild boar. Higher winter and spring activities of 137Cs in wild boar are linked with decreasing access to naturally occurring food with lower 137Cs content (chestnuts, acorns, and beech nuts), making boar grub around for ground-deposited food (often for mushrooms with higher activity). Higher winter activities of 137Cs in red deer meat, most probably, are due to lower access to green diet in winter. The average annual committed effective dose for Czech population based on estimates of game species meat consumption between 2004 and 2012 was insignificant, only 0.03 μSv. - Highlights: • Geometric means of the 137Cs activity (in Bq/kg) in meat were: wild boar 5.1, red deer 1.9, roe deer 0.77 and feathered game 0.14. • The environmental half-life of 137Cs in red

  12. Czech Republic`s Self-sufficiency in Case of Pork Meat and Its Impact on Trade Balance Development

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes self-sufficiency in pork production in the Czech Republic, predicts its size till the 2013, and identifies factors that were significantly influencing the increasing volume of imports of pig meat in the Czech Republic during the referred years 2003 to 2011. The paper uses Index of competitive advantage RCA for the evaluation of competitiveness on the pork meat market. It was found out that the pig meat self-sufficiency went down – from 96.23 % in 2003 to 63.83 % in 2010. RCA index reached negative values of -15.82 in 2011, in comparison with the year 2003 when the RCA index showed value of +90.23. This paper is a part of a research project undertaken by the authors on the topic „Economics of resources of the Czech agriculture and their efficient use in the frame of multifunctional agri-food systems”, the grant No. 6046070906, funded by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

  13. Environmetal aspects of cost management in the Czech Republic

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    Radan Hojná

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Industry is continuously developing and so environmental protection is becoming more and more important. An important role in environmental protection is played by the European Union, which is placing particularly emphasis on systematic approaches so as to prevent devastation of the environment. Within the framework of environmental protection, entrepreneurial entities (not only in the Czech Republic utilize statutory and voluntary environmental tools. Implementation of one of the voluntary environmental tools – environmental management accounting (EMA – has become an important part of internal cost management. EMA is a very important environmental policy tool. Its application leads to reducing the negative impacts of an enterprise’s activities on the environment, to increasing the efficiency in the utilization of production inputs and to improving the enterprise’s economic management. A great advantage of EMA lies in its versatility; it can be, therefore, used in large, medium-sized and small enterprises, in various industries as well as in the service sector. EMA makes it possible to accurately establish what part of the total costs is related to environmental issues. In management accounting, environmental costs are hidden as a part of overhead costs. Their correct identification is important for the purpose of costing with respect to individual products. Questionnaire responses were used to examine whether enterprises utilize internal accounting and whether they monitor environmental costs within the framework of their internal accounting. Acceptance environmental costs was analysed on the basis of a division of the enterprises from the following points of view: ownership of the enterprise, the number of employees and the field of business.

  14. The evaluation of occupational overexposures in the Czech Republic

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    National Radiation Protection Institute (NRPI), following the world-wide trends, started in 1993 the realisation of the Central Registry of Occupational Radiation Exposures (CROE). Since 1996 the CROE will be able not only to registrate individual doses for radiation workers in the Czech Republic, but also to estimate collective doses in defferent occupational categories, to determine and analyse time trends in these groups, to compare exposures for different practices with the sources of ionizing radiation. The content and form of the information entering to CROE accidental data-base is in principal specified in two parts: (1) A cover sheet containing basic information about given overexposure (source of first information, time frame, type of radiation source, type of exposure, workers involved, etc.); (2) A narrative account describing circumstances (exposure conditions, equipments, facilities, safety system, what happened), causes (inadequate design, construction, maintenance, written local rules, management, source security, infrastructure, information from the manufacturer, training, failure warning, safety systems, shielding, monitoring instruments), consequences (medical factors, dosimetric evaluation, etc.) of the overexposure. Record keeping of overexposures is based on two systems: (1) If there is suspicion on overexposure at a workplace, licensee is obligated to estimate of the severity of given event; an investigation shall be conducted with the aim of identification of relevant circumstances and to assay and record the relevant doses and their distribution in the body. In the case when the annual limit of the effective dose equivalent (HE,L) is exceeded the event must be reported to Regional Centers State Office for Nuclear Safety (RC SONS). For serious incident (with possible medical consequences) NRPI is involved in evaluation of incident consequences; (2) The second system is based on cooperation of CROE with dosimetric services; these services

  15. Individual monitoring of uranium miners in the Czech Republic

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    In the Czech Republic, there is the last uranium mine remaining under operation in Europe. The miners are monitored using a complex Algade dosimeter for monitoring external and internal exposure. National Institute for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Protection is responsible for the monitoring. Monitoring of external exposure in the mine is based on thermoluminescent dosimeters. Used dosimetric quantity is personal dose equivalent. High sensitivity thermoluminescent detectors LiF:Mg,Cu,P are used in the dosimeter. Calibration of the system is performed on a special radium source called emanator. Quantity air kerma is realized and metrological certificated for the source. Air kerma to personal dose equivalent conversion coefficient relevant for the emanator is computed on a basis of tabulated conversion coefficients and photon spectra measured on a surface of the emanator. Energy dependence of the dosimeter was determined with respect to quantity personal dose equivalent by means of irradiation of dosimeters in narrow X-ray spectra in dosimetry laboratory of National Radiation Protection Institute. Determined energy dependence correction factor is used for correction of personal dose equivalent when a national intercomparison of subjects performing personal dosimetry is made. During the comparison, detectors are irradiated with cobalt source having different photon energy than the emanator. Expanded uncertainty of personal dose equivalent assessment by means of the thermoluminescent dosimeters is 20 %. Results of personal dose equivalent are given for years 2006 and 2007 and results of effective dose computed from doses from both external and internal exposure are given for years 2003 - 2007. During the past five years, any case of exceeding the limits for effective dose occurred. (author)

  16. Biological monitoring of child lead exposure in the Czech Republic.

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    Cikrt, M; Smerhovsky, Z; Blaha, K; Nerudova, J; Sediva, V; Fornuskova, H; Knotkova, J; Roth, Z; Kodl, M; Fitzgerald, E

    1997-04-01

    The area around the Pribram lead smelter has been recognized to be heavily contaminated by lead (Pb). In the early 1970s, several episodes of livestock lead intoxication were reported in this area; thereafter, several epidemiological and ecological studies focused on exposure of children. In contrast to earlier studies, the recent investigation (1992-1994) revealed significantly lower exposure to lead. From 1986-1990, recorded average blood lead levels were about 37.2 micrograms lead (Pb)/100 ml in an elementary school population living in a neighborhood close to the smelter (within 3 km of the plant). The present study, however, has found mean blood lead levels of 11.35 micrograms/100 ml (95% CI = 9.32; 13.82) among a comparable group of children. In addition to blood lead, tooth lead was used to assess exposure among children. Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed between the geometric mean tooth lead level of 6.44 micrograms Pb/g (n = 13; 95% CI = 3.95; 10.50) in the most contaminated zone and 1.43 micrograms Pb/g (n = 35; 95% CI = 1.11; 1.84) in zones farther away from the point source. Both biomarkers, blood and tooth lead levels, reflect a similar pattern of lead exposure in children. This study has attempted a quantitative assessment of risk factors associated with elevated lead exposure in the Czech Republic. Content of lead in soil, residential distance from the smelter, consumption of locally grown vegetables or fruits, drinking water from local wells, the mother's educational level, cigarette consumption among family members, and the number of children in the family were factors positively related (p < 0.05) to blood lead levels. The resulting blood lead level was found to be inversely proportional to the child's age. PMID:9189705

  17. OE Management at CEZ, a.s, Czech Republic

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    Full text: Brief description of nuclear facility. Two nuclear power plants: Dukovany WWER 4 x 440 MWe, in operation since 1985, Temelin WWER 2 x 1000 MWe, in operation since 2000. Overview of OE arrangements. The groups of internal OE are independent of operation; there is one leader and two engineers at each site; The group of external OE is common for both plants and comprises one leader and two engineers; The process documentation is common for both plants. Management arrangements Process goal To contribute to the permanent improvement of the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic and to prevent the occurrence of significant events, particularly from repeating causes. Principles: Safety culture; Teamwork; Openness; Trust. Mistakes, if they occur, are used as a source of useful experience. Staff are encouraged to find, report and clear shortcomings in the work in order to prevent possible future problems. The threshold is set uniformly for both plants. Key Focus areas. Dukovany nuclear power plant: Stabilization in both categories (significant events and failures); Focusing on the operational staff induced events. Temelin nuclear power plant: Continuous decrease in the category of significant events; Focus on supply induced events. Successes: Evaluations of both power stations and in particular of the OE programme, by international missions from WANO and OSART have been positive. Challenges: A period of event free operation is needed so that public opinion will be supportive of the construction of a new nuclear unit power plant. Good practices to share: Separation of the OE management process from responsibility for operation; Direct exchange of information among VVER operators (Temelin, Dukovany, Bohunice, Mochovce, Paks)

  18. How Far Along is Euro Adoption in the Czech Republic? Benefits for Businesses Still Remain

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    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the paper is to assess the reasons for the current negative position of the Czech Government towardeuro adoption and to find out whether the expected benefits of euro adoption for Czech companies still remain. Thepostponement of euro adoption in the Czech Republic has mainly been caused by the current problems of the euroarea. The benefits arising from euro adoption are subject to the reduction of the exchange rate volatility and of thetransaction costs, whereas they also depend on the degree of integration with the euro area. These benefits may stillbe expected – neither the financial crisis nor the economic recession has affected them. The integration of the Czecheconomy with the euro area is high and still growing. Therefore, euro adoption will lead to the stimulation of mutual tradeof the Czech Republic and the euro area.

  19. 78 FR 70574 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...

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    ... COMMISSION Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and... Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia. Accordingly, effective September 18, 2013... publishing the notice in the Federal Register on September 25, 2013 ((78 FR 59059), as revised on October...

  20. 78 FR 59059 - Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and...

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    ... COMMISSION Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and... United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China and imports from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia that are alleged to be sold in the United States...

  1. Change in Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic

    In this paper, we look at the evolution of the Czech labor market, and its wage structure in particular, using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labor market over the period 1998-2006. Estimating conventional earnings equations we find evidence of diminishing...... marketisation and decentralized wage setting - all have contributed to the changes in the Czech wage structure....

  2. Spread of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis in the Czech Republic and Denmark

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    Nedved, Oldrich; Steenberg, Tove; Harding, Susanne

    Spread of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis in the Czech Republic and Denmark Oldřich Nedvěd1,2 and Tove Steenberg3 and SUSANNE HARDING4 1Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, and 2Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre; Branišovská 31, CZ370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic. 3......Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University OF Aarhus, Skovbrynet 14, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark 4 Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Bülowsvej 13, DK - 1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark nedved@prf.jcu.cz Introduction: Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) is an invasive alien...... that H. axyridis will continue to spread rapidly in Europe, particularly northwards and eastwards. Although there may consequently be a reduction in pest insects, our records support that this species may have significant detrimental impact. The records of the axyridis colour morph in the Czech Republic...

  3. Two-Step Classification of Unemployed People in the Czech Republic

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    Zdeněk Šulc

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes structure and behavior of unemployed people in the Czech Republic by means of latent class analysis (LCA and CHAID analysis where the output of LCA serves as the input for CHAID. The unemployed are classified in two steps; for each step different characteristics are used. In the first step, respondents are split into latent classes according to their answers to questions concerning ways of searching for a new job. In the second step, CHAID analysis is performed with results obtained from LCA as a dependent variable. In the paper, data from periodical Labor Force Survey conducted in Czech Republic in spring 2011 are used. The results indicate that unemployed people in the Czech Republic can be divided into four segments: Active, Passive, Typical and Specific. A special attention is paid to extreme segments Active and Passive.

  4. Road Tax in the Czech Republic during the Period 1993 – 2011

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    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper provides descriptive analysis of the road tax performance in the CR in connection to relevant legal amendments to the Act No. 16/1993 Coll. Data on road tax from 1993 to 2011 were used in this analysis and are available from the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic. Road tax in the Czech Republic represents only a small part of the total tax revenue and its collection provides insufficient funds for maintenance and development of road infrastructure in the Czech Republic. Road tax collection is expected to grow in the future as a result of ongoing replacement and modernization of vehicle fleet, growing number of vehicles, strengthening of environmental aspects of taxes and internalisation of costs of transport.

  5. INIS (International Nuclear Information System) Database - output products and current situation in INIS system management in the Czech Republic

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    After the Nuclear Information Centre Zbraslav terminated its performance as the Czech National INIS Centre, this responsibility was taken over directly by the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety. The article informs the reader about output products available from the INIS system and gives links to staff responsible for administration of the INIS system in the Czech Republic

  6. The Paradox of Czech Crusaders: Will They Ever Learn the Corruption Lesson? (Corruption and Anticorruption in the Czech Republic)

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    Lubomir Lizal; Evzen Kocenda

    2001-01-01

    Corruption has a negative impact on society and economy. The transition process in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) uncovered dormant possibilities for corruption and necessity for appropriate steps to be taken. We document the state of corruption in the Czech Republic and the measures introduced to fight it. We cover sectors of society and economy according to their importance of a consequential corruption hazard. We also described the government's program of anticorruption and its achieveme...

  7. Testing a statistical forecasting model of electric energy consumption for two regions in the Czech Republic

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    Rajdl, Kamil; Farda, Aleš; Štěpánek, Petr; Zahradníček, Pavel

    Brno: Global Change Research Centre, The Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., 2015 - (Urban, O.; Šprtová, M.; Klem, K.), s. 178-181 ISBN 978-80-87902-10-3. [Global Change: A Complex Challenge /4th/. Brno (CZ), 23.03.2015-24.03.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1415 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : forecasting model * electric energy * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  8. Impact of IAS 12 on Deferred Taxes Regulation in the Czech Republic.

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    Žárová, Marcela

    2010-01-01

    This article investigates the impact of IAS 12 on deferred taxes regulation in the Czech Republic, where local accounting regulations includes accounting standards only by names, but not as an output of regular due process and which are not issued by the professional accounting body at all, not even partially. The article deals with the development and description of the Czech accounting system from early nineties of last century till present time as a background for IFRS implementation. Then...

  9. Built-in appliances distribution and brand image in the Czech Republic

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    Aurelio Volpe

    2005-01-01

    This report provides a qualitative and quantitative study of the distribution of built-in appliances in the Czech Republic as well as an analysis of the trade satisfaction of the main brands of built-in appliances present in the Czech market. The research includes an overview of the kitchen furniture market providing data on the supply and trade of kitchen furniture, consumption, the leading kitchen furniture manufacturers and distribution channels. Distribution flows of built-in appliances (...

  10. Non-Response in Probability Sample Surveys in the Czech Republic

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    Krejci, Jindrich

    2007-01-01

    In this article the problem of survey non-response is examined with special reference to probability sampling in the Czech Republic. Non-response rates among Czech respondents in ISSP surveys between 1995 and 2005 were almost twice the rate recorded between 1991 and 1995 (25%). Such trends point to a decline in the 'survey climate'. While non-contacts and refusals in surveys are a significant problem, issues relating to how fieldwork is undertaken are equally important. The large fluctuations...

  11. Small & Medium Enterprise Assessment in Czech Republic & Russia Using Marketing Analytics Methodology

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    Pramod Dasan

    2013-01-01

    This paper aims to focus on the determinants influencing the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Czech Republic and Russia. The objective is to investigate and evaluate the business environment and, then, examine the importance of developing and promoting entrepreneurship to allow SMEs in Czech & Russia to develop a competitive position in the international marketplace. An overview of the current economic situation facing SMEs in CZ & RU is provided. Then the ...

  12. Impact of Economic Crisis on Municipal Budgets in the Czech Republic

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    David Spacek; Petra Dvorakova

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the paper is to outline an impact of the economic crisis on municipal budgets in the Czech Republic and to evaluate how selected municipalities with different level of delegated state administration dealt with the economic slump from the financial perspective. The results of our research so far suggest that Czech municipal budgets have been affected by the economic crisis more than regional budgets, but less than the central budget. The reason is that the budgets contain different ...

  13. The development of accounting and application of IFRS in the Czech Republic

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    Irena Jindrichovska; Dana Kubickova; Sarka Kocmanova

    2014-01-01

    This paper focuses on development of rules and practices of accounting and on the application of IFRS in the Czech Republic. The article deals with historical background of the Czech accounting and subsequently with particular features of implementation of IFRS after 1989, when the economic transformation to market economy required adjustments in accounting regulation. This part of our research investigates the relationships between local and global standards of accounting, as well as the imp...

  14. The current economic situation in China and its impact on the Czech Republic

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    Hana Stverkova

    2016-01-01

    Nowadays, many companies try to enter to the international sector and to extend here their activity. Their international cooperation is an integral part of the action; it is necessary to know the cultural differences. Therefore it is important to understand the social development including the Social Progress Index and the secondary analysis of an economic situation in China; and its subsequent impact on the economy not only in the Czech Republic based on evaluation of Czech-Chinese business ...

  15. Location choice of German multinationals in the Czech Republic : the importance of agglomeration economies

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    Hecht, Veronika

    2015-01-01

    This paper analyses the location choice of German investors in the Czech Republic based on a unique dataset covering all Czech companies with a German equity holder in 2010. The identification of the regional determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) location is an important regional policy issue as FDI is supposed to improve the labour market conditions of the host region. Using a nested logit approach the impact of agglomeration economies, labour market conditions and distance on the ...

  16. CZECH REPUBLIC BEHIND THE STEERING WHEEL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: EXPLORING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE FIRST CZECH EU PRESIDENCY

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    David Král

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The Czech Republic will be only the second of the EU members that joined in 2004 to preside over what is viewed as the most powerful and influential institution within the European structures – the Council. While technical preparations have been well underway for several years, the current political constellation inside the EU seems to be leaving certain signs of nervousness among Prague-based decision makers. The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Lisbon Treaty with the Irish ‘no’ and uncompleted ratification in the Czech Republic itself, recent controversy between the EU and Russia and not least highly complicated political situation at home are all likely to have an impact on the first, and – in the current form – perhaps also the last Czech presidency of the EU. This article will try to have a look at a critical assessment of the preparations for the Czech presidency, various factors, both internal and external, that are likely to influence its execution, as well as at its priorities as they are tabled at the moment.

  17. Evaluation, testing and application of participatory approaches in the Czech Republic. Application of the RISCOM model in the Czech Republic

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    On the basis of past experience, the RISCOM model proved to be a suitable tool for launching a dialogue among all stakeholders in the area of NWM in the Czech Republic. It is important to continue the activities of the RISCOM reference group that was established in connection with the ARGONA project and RISCOM model application in the Czech Republic and in organization of various events such as seminars, science shops and hearings to ensure open and meaningful communication among NWM stakeholders. Main conclusions and findings obtained by the RISCOM model implementation in the field of the deep repository siting and nuclear waste management are, in the opinion of the vast majority of the members of reference groups, as follows: NIMBY effect - It is not possible to conclude that all the opposition of the public against the construction of a deep geological repository (approx. 90% of the localities' residents) in their territory or in its vicinity can be explained by means of the NIMBY effect - it is not possible to over generalize the NIMBY factor. This would be too simplistic and a somewhat problematic attitude towards opposition. This may result in a dismissive view of opposition as such and its degradation in the eyes of proponents of the construction of a deep geological repository. There are various motives and reasons for the residents' refusal of the construction of a deep geological repository in their locality. The past events (seminars in the localities, public hearing) as well as public opinion surveys have shown that there are great differences among the attitudes of individual localities as well as among the citizens within these localities. Some representatives of the municipalities express the opinion that they will - under certain conditions - agree with the geological survey in their territory, other say strictly NO. However, the residents of those municipalities whose representatives are saying a strict No often have diverse opinions, motivation or

  18. Youth Labour Flows and Unemployment in Great Recession: Comparing Spain and the Czech Republic

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    Flek Vladislav; Mysíková Martina

    2015-01-01

    Using Spain and the Czech Republic as examples of two EU countries with different labour market performance, we apply a gross flow analysis based on EU-SILC longitudinal data. We find that while in Spain the increases in youth unemployment are driven mostly by young people who lose their jobs, in the Czech Republic, this is mainly due to new labour market entrants who failed to find a job. The analysis of flow transition rates suggests that youth labour markets with enormously high unemployme...

  19. Current State of Agile Methodologies Worldwide and in the Czech Republic

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    Martin Tománek

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this research paper is to compare the current state of agile methodologies in the world and in the Czech Republic. The comparison is executed as the comparative analysis of two publicly available researches conducted in 2013 and published in 2014. The comparison is further enriched by the results of the unpublished survey in the global logistics company which was conducted also in 2013. The potential trend for agile methodologies in the Czech Republic is also discussed with regard to the worldwide trend.

  20. Ocenenie podniku spoločnosti Iveco Czech Republic, a.s.

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    Šťastný, Tomáš

    2011-01-01

    The topic of this diploma thesis is a business valuation of the company Iveco Czech Republic, a.s.. I am looking for the company value. I have chosen market value like a valuation base for this diploma thesis. The market value is considered to be the valuation base for assets and companies in the market based countries. I prefer this base because of its benefits, Iveco Czech Republic, a.s. also fulfilled going concern assumption and therefore I think that the market is able to evaluate compan...

  1. Competition among Companies in the Fast Food Market in the Czech Republic

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    K. Šrédl; Mikhalkina, E.

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the paper is to express the nature and the extent of changes in the consumer preferences in the context of the oligopolistic multinational chains of fast food restaurants. The methodology of the paper is based on the analysis of growing market shares of fast food restaurants in the Czech Republic using the performance indicators of companies. Among the largest fast food restaurants in the Czech Republic are McDonald’s, KFC, Subway and the new fast food chain Parky’s. McDonaldâ€...

  2. Outward Labour Migration in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia after the EU Enlargement in 2004

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    Wadim Strielkowski

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the outward labour migration from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia to predominantly EU15 countries. It describes the incentives for emigration and evaluates the effect of the EU accession in 2004 for all three countries using the regional data. Our empirical estimation suggests that while outward labour migration from Poland was positively related to lagged emigration and negatively related to employment rate and average real wage, this relationship was less obvious and significant in the case of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In addition, our results also imply that the EU accession had only indirect impact on emigration for three countries in question.

  3. The role of coal in the economy of the Czech Republic

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    Doruska, J. [Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech, Republic, Prague (Czechoslovakia)

    1995-12-01

    The Czech Republic ranks among the countries with high total reserves of hard coal and lignite. Therefore coal always had and still has a significant role in covering the power demand of the Czech Republic. Transition of the national economy, based on the principles of the market economy and private ownership, affects among others also behavior of the mining companies. A strong emphasis is also aimed at the environmental aspects concerning both the process of coal mining and the process of its utilization. Within these intentions the power policy of the Czech Republic is formulated. The Czech Republic, which has 10 mil. inhabitants, ranks among the countries with a high share of industry in the process of creating the gross national product. This state has its historical roots as on the present territory of the Czech Republic there had been concentrated a majority of industrial and mining capacities of the Hapsburg Empire. The First World War resulted among others in the decline of the Hapsburg Empire. Within this process Czechoslovak Republic was established (apart from other things the center of democracy in the Central Europe). In that republic the industry had an important position. The industrial potential had been expanded even during the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in the years 1939 - 1945. After the Second World War when Europe was divided into two political spheres Czechoslovakia became a significant industrial base of so called East Bloc. Such a development and the needs of the Eastern Bloc resulted in the intensive development of the heavy industry on the territory of Czechoslovakia.

  4. Tertiary Education in the Czech Republic: The Pathway to Change

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    Pesik, Richard; Gounko, Tatiana

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes recent policy proposals to reform Czech tertiary education. A brief overview of the evolution of Czech tertiary education presents the background against which emerging policy trends in education are examined. We relate the changes in tertiary education to the policy framework and recommendations of the OECD, underpinned by…

  5. The Economy of the Solar Energy in Czech Republic

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    Voloshyna, Antonina

    2012-01-01

    This thesis describes the implementation of solar energy in the Czech energetic system. It examines various aspects, terms and conditions that affect the succes of construction of solar power plants. The aim of this thesis is to find a proper model of implementation of solar energy into Czech energetic system.

  6. Radon programme in Czech Republic. Results, experience and future

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    The beginning of the radon programme in the Czech republic dates back to the early 1980s. Incorporated in national legislation (Atomic Act, Radiation Protection Decree), the programme includes now both preventive measures and interventions. Preventive measures are based on the control of major potential radon sources (soil gas, building material and supplied water) to prevent construction of new houses where the recommended indoor radon level of 200 Bq/m3 would be exceeded. Radon risk (index) assessment of the individual building site bedrock in the case of new house siting and building protection as stipulated by the technical building code are obligatory. The estimation of the radon-related index of building sites is based on a standard method involving a set of radon soil and soil permeability measurements. In addition, producers of building materials are obligated to monitor natural radioactivity in their products. The activity index (including 40K, 226Ra and 232Th) is used as a screening level for regulation of the potential indoor gamma dose rate, and the 226Ra mass activity is used as a limiting value for radon exhalation. A similar regulatory system is in place for public water supplies based on obligatory radon, total alpha and total beta measurements. A survey of effectiveness of the preventive measures was carried out during the past years. It appeared, however, that the indoor radon level of 200 Bq/m3 is exceeded in some 20 % of new houses. An unexpectedly low air exchange rate in modern energy-saving houses seems to be among the reasons. Remedial actions are aimed at promoting targeted indoor radon survey in existing buildings and helping owners to put reasonable remedial measures into effect. Governmental activities include representative and targeted indoor radon survey, subsidies for remediation measures and test measurements, and improving the level of public awareness of the radon issue. Indoor radon survey is targeted on radon-prone areas

  7. The Democratisation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: The Influence of Transitional Justice and Europeanisation

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    Zachariassen, Anne

    2015-01-01

    After more than four decades under the totalitarian regime of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the Velvet Revolution initiated democratisation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In a comparison of the two processes of transitional justice, this project analyses through a few case study method the respective transitional justice measures implemented in the two countries. The analysis is based on interviews and secondary empirical data in order to answer if transitional justice is importan...

  8. Monitoring of radionuclides in the air of the Czech Republic

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    The Radiation Monitoring Network (RMN) of the Czech Republic consists of several subnetworks among them of a subnetwork of 10 Monitoring Sites of Air Contamination equipped with aerosol samplers with throughput up to 900 m3/h and a subnetwork of 4 laboratories, which analyse the samples. The aerosol samplers work continuously usually with one-week sampling periods in normal situation. Activities in all aerosol samples are measured by semiconductor gamma-spectrometry to determine man-made 137Cs and natural 7Be, 22Na, 210Pb and 40K. The natural radionuclides are evaluated mainly in order to QA/QC of individual laboratories. After the gamma spectrometric analysis the radiochemical separation followed by alpha spectrometry or beta measurement is used for determination of 90Sr, 238Pu and 239,240Pu in the quarterly combined filters from the monitoring site in Prague. Continuous collection of the air for the determination of activity concentrations of 85Kr and 14C and collection of the precipitation for assessment of activity concentrations of 3H in monthly samples is performed in monitoring site of Prague, too. Results of long-time observation of radionuclides together with statistical analysis of the data are given in the paper. At present the values of 137Cs activity concentrations range approximately from tenths to units of μBq/m3. The activity concentrations of 7Be show typical seasonal variations with the mean value about 3000 μBq/m3. The mean value of 210Pb activity concentration is about 500 μBq/m3 and 22Na 0.3 μBq/m3. The activities of 239,240Pu are on the level of nBq/m3, of 238Pu on the level of tenths of nBq/m3 but often under the detection limit (MDA=0.3 nBq/m3). The activities of 90Sr are on the level of 0.1 μBq/m3. The activity concentrations of 85Kr have been in the range from 1 to 2 Bq/m3 in the last 10 years and activity concentrations of 3H in precipitation about 2 Bq/litre. (author)

  9. Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic

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    Thinova, Lenka; Rovenska, Katerina

    2008-08-01

    According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the "cave factor" 1.5. The value of "cave factor" which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free 218Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter); thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of

  10. Radon Dose Determination for Cave Guides in Czech Republic

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    According to recommended approach there are six (from total of twelve) open-to-public caves in Czech Republic, reaching near to an effective lung-dose of 6mSv/year. A conservative approach for estimating the potential effective lung-dose in caves (or underground) is based on two season's measurements, using solid state alpha track detector (Kodak in plastic diffusion chamber). The obtained dataset is converted into an annual effective dose, in agreement with the ICRP65 recommendation, using the 'cave factor' 1.5. The value of 'cave factor' which depends on the spectrum of aerosol particles, or on the proportional representation of the unattached/attached ratio (6.5 : 93.5 for residential places, 13.6 : 86.4 for caves due to lower concentration of free aerosols) and on the equilibrium factor. Thus conversion factor is 1.5 times higher in comparison with ICRP 65. Is this correct? Because a more precisely determined dose value would have a significant impact on radon remedies, or on restricting the time workers stay underground, a series of measurement was initiated in 2003 with the aim to specify input data, computation and errors in effective dose assessment in each one of the evaluated caves separately. The enhancement of personal dosimetry for underground work places includes a study of the given questions, from the following points of view in each cave: continual radon measurement; regular measurements of radon and its daughters to estimate the equilibrium factor and the presence of free 218Po; regular indoor air flow measurements to study the location of the radon supply and its transfer among individual areas of the cave; natural radioactive element content evaluation in subsoil and in water inside/outside, a study of the radon sources in the cave; determination of the free fraction from continual unattached and attached fraction measurement (grid and filter); thoron measurement. Air flow measurements provide very interesting information about the origin of

  11. Site Selection and Geological Research Connected with High Level Waste Disposal Programme in the Czech Republic

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    Attempts to solve the problem of high-level waste disposal including the spent fuel from nuclear power plants have been made in the Czech Republic for over the 10 years. Already in 1991 the Ministry of Environment entitled The Czech Geological Survey to deal with the siting of the locality for HLW disposal and the project No. 3308 ''The geological research of the safe disposal of high level waste'' had started. Within this project a sub-project ''A selection of perspective HLW disposal sites in the Bohemian Massif'' has been elaborated and 27 prospective areas were identified in the Czech Republic. This selection has been later narrowed to 8 areas which are recently studied in more detail. As a parallel research activity with siting a granitic body Melechov Massif in Central Moldanubian Pluton has been chosen as a test site and the 1st stage of research i.e. evaluation and study of its geological, hydrogeological, geophysical, tectonic and structural properties has been already completed. The Melechov Massif was selected as a test site after the recommendation of WATRP (Waste Management Assessment and Technical Review Programme) mission of IAEA (1993) because it represents an area analogous with the host geological environment for the future HLW and spent fuel disposal in the Czech Republic, i.e. variscan granitoids. It is necessary to say that this site would not be in a locality where the deep repository will be built, although it is a site suitable for oriented research for the sampling and collection of descriptive data using up to date and advanced scientific methods. The Czech Republic HLW and spent fuel disposal programme is now based on The Concept of Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management (''Concept'' hereinafter) which has been prepared in compliance with energy policy approved by Government Decree No. 50 of 12th January 2000 and approved by the Government in May 2002. Preparation of the Concept was required, amongst other reasons in

  12. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

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    Jaroslava Hyršlová

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to map the understanding of the sustainable development concept in Czech enterprise and to discuss the EMS significance for its promotion in business practice. The paper summarizes the research carried out in 2005 by the Czech Environmental Management Centre and by the Czech Environmental Information Agency. The paper aims at the understanding of sustainable development concept in business sphere, analyzing the level of EMS implementation in Czech enterprises and discussing essential advantages of EMS (as understood by the businesses for the promotion of sustainable development concept. Attention is paid to the use of other voluntary tools contributing to the promotion of this concept in business practice (mainly environmental accounting.

  13. Spatial Modeling of Summer Precipitation over the Czech Republic Using Physiographic Variables

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    Moliba Bankanza, Jacques Celestin

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 52, č. 1 (2014), s. 85-105. ISSN 1745-5863 Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : precipitation patterns * interpolation * kriging of residuals * multi-variate regression * physiographic variables * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology Impact factor: 1.101, year: 2014 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1745-5871.12041/abstract

  14. Ocenění společnosti Iveco Czech Republic a.s.

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    Lenz, Jan

    2009-01-01

    The thesis estimates the intrinsic value of share of the company Iveco Czech Republic, a.s. from the position of potential investor. The valuation is done through the DCF FCFE model. Prior to the financial plan and the valuation itself, the theses provides financial and strategic analysis of the company.

  15. Entomopathogenic nematodes in the Czech Republic: diversity, occurrence and habitat preferences

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    Půža, Vladimír; Nermuť, Jiří

    Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2015 - (Campos-Herrera, R.), s. 421-429 ISBN 978-3-319-18265-0 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : nematode s * Czech Republic * diversity Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319182650

  16. Returns to the market: valuing human capital in the post-transition Czech and Slovak Republics

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    Filer, R.; Jurajda, Štěpán; Plánovský, J.

    -, č. 125 (1999), s. 1-26. ISSN 1211-3298 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : human capital * post-transition Czech and Slovak Republics Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp125.pdf

  17. Silicite daggers from the territories of the Czech Republic and Slovakia (a preliminary study)

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    Přichystal, A.; Šebela, Lubomír

    Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2015 - (Frieman, C.; Eriksen, B.), s. 133-148 ISBN 978-1-78570-018-7 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA800010705 Keywords : Eneolithic * Early Bronze Age * silicite (flint) daggers * Czech Republic * Slovakia Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  18. The Post-Industrial Landscape In Relation To Local Self-Government In The Czech Republic

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    Klusáček, Petr; Krejčí, Tomáš; Kunc, Josef; Martinát, Stanislav; Nováková, Eva

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 4 (2011), s. 18-28. ISSN 1210-8812 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA300860903 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : brownfields redevelopment * municipalities * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography http://www.geonika.cz/CZ/CZresearch/CZMgrArchive.html

  19. Personality and Religion among Secondary School Pupils in the Czech Republic

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    Francis, Leslie J.; Quesnell, Michael; Lewis, Christopher A.

    2010-01-01

    The short-form Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire was completed by 1,780 boys and 1,634 girls attending secondary schools in the Czech Republic, together with the Francis Scale of Attitude towards Christianity. On the one hand, two of the findings are consistent with those from a series of studies employing the same measure of religiosity…

  20. Adolescents during and after Times of Social Change: The Case of the Czech Republic

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    Macek, Petr; Ježek, Stanislav; Vazsonyi, Alexander T.

    2013-01-01

    The paper introduces a set of four studies focused on adolescents in the Czech Republic. In the first part, authors reflect on the cultural background, the political, social, and psychological factors that have had influence on several generations of adolescents in the period of the communist totalitarian regime. They also describe the social…

  1. Managing Cognitive Dissonance: Experience from an Environmental Education Teachers' Training Course in the Czech Republic

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    Cincera, Jan

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a qualitative evaluation of seven in-service environmental education teacher training courses conducted in the Czech Republic in 2009-2011. The evaluation applied a grounded theory approach. 14 focus groups, 13 interviews and two post-programme questionnaires were used. The evaluation describes a process of managing cognitive…

  2. Reported Prevalence of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices by Special Educators in the Czech Republic

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    Carter, Mark; Strnadova, Iva; Stephenson, Jennifer

    2012-01-01

    The reported level of use of eight instructional strategies in a sample of 531 special educators in the Czech Republic was examined in this study. Consistent with recent parallel studies in North America and Australia, the respondents reported that they used a combination of evidence-based instructional practices (such as direct instruction and…

  3. Genome-wide differential gene expression in children exposed to air pollution in the Czech Republic

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    van Leeuwen, D M; van Herwijnen, M H M; Pedersen, Marie;

    2006-01-01

    The Teplice area in the Czech Republic is a mining district where elevated levels of air pollution including airborne carcinogens, have been demonstrated, especially during winter time. This environmental exposure can impact human health; in particular children may be more vulnerable. To study the...

  4. Solving the "Gypsy Problem": "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic"

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    New, William S.; Merry, Michael S.

    2010-01-01

    This article examines how the "discourse moment" constituted by "D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic" might affect the future of schooling for Roma youth. In this article, the authors follow the scheme proposed by Lilie Chouliaraki and Norman Fairclough, who suggest a five-part framework for critical discourse analysis: statement of the problem,…

  5. Home Education in the Post-Communist Countries: Case Study of the Czech Republic

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    Kostelecká, Yvona

    2010-01-01

    The paper analyzes the emergence of home education in European post-communist countries after 1989. The case of the Czech Republic representing the development and characteristic features of home education in the whole region is studied in detail. Additional information about homeschooling in other post-communist countries are provided wherever…

  6. Lost in Translation: Ever Changing and Competing Purposes for National Examinations in the Czech Republic

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    Greger, D.; Kifer, E.

    2012-01-01

    In reaction to central control of schooling by the Soviet Union, the Czech Republic countered with what some say was the most decentralized system in Europe. While the political move to democracy was extraordinarily successful, there were numerous governments between 1989 and the present. The combination of the decentralized control of schooling…

  7. Arts and Cultural Education at School in Europe. Czech Republic 2007/08

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    Lajdova, Andrea; Slavik, Jan

    2008-01-01

    This paper focuses on Czech Republic's arts and cultural education. The decisions related to cultural and creative dimension of education are made at the central level, by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. The Ministry is responsible for the development of the Framework Educational Programme for Basic Education (FEP BE). One of the aims…

  8. Early Normapolles evolution in the Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian and Turonian, in France and the Czech Republic

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    Méon, H.; Svobodová, Marcela; Guignard, G.; Pacltová, B.

    Prague : National Museum, 2006. ISBN 80-7036-198-0. [European Palaeobotany- Palynology Conference /7./. 06.09.2006-11.09.2006, Prague] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30130516 Keywords : Cretaceous * Normapolles * France * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  9. Diagnostics of viruses infecting clover and lucerne breeding material in the Czech Republic

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    Fránová, Jana; Petrzik, Karel; Jakešová, H.; Bečková, M.; Sarkisova, Tatiana

    Ljubljana : National Institute of Biology, 2008. s. 45. [Conference of the International Working Group on Legume and Vegetable Viruses/3./. 20.08.2008-23.08.2008, Ljubljana] R&D Projects: GA MZe QH71145 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50510513 Keywords : viruses infection * clover * lucerne * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  10. WNS geomycosis in bats in the Czech Republic: results, experiences, hypotheses

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    Horáček, I.; Martínková, Natália

    Vilnius: Gamtos tyrimu centras, 2011 - (Hutson, A.; Lina, P.). s. 29 ISBN 978-9986-443-55-1. [European Bat Research Symposium /12./. 22.08.2011-26.08.2011, Vilnius] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : bats * WNS geomycosis * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EG - Zoology

  11. Establishing an Entrepreneurial Subject on the Territory of the Czech Republic and its Development Programme

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    Šenkyřík, Michal

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this work is to give an overview about the possibilities of establishing a business entity in the Czech Republic. Summarizing the legal requirements, setting objectives and preparing a business plan. Further implementation of business plan into praxis by establishing a fictitious company.

  12. Corporate tax base erosion and profit shifting out of the Czech Republic

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    Janský, Petr; Kokeš, O.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 27, č. 4 (2015), s. 537-546. ISSN 1463-1377 R&D Projects: GA TA ČR(CZ) TD020039; GA ČR GA15-24642S Institutional support: RVO:67985998 Keywords : corporate tax base erosion * Czech Republic * profit shifting Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.492, year: 2014

  13. Where did they come from – the origin of sika deer population in the Czech Republic

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    Barančeková, Miroslava; Krojerová-Prokešová, Jarmila; Voloshina, I. V.; Myslenkov, A. I.; Kawata, Y.; Oshida, T.; Lamka, J.; Koubek, Petr

    Paris: Université P. et M. Curie, 2011. s. 106 [European Congress of Mammalogy /7./. 19.07.2011-23.07.2011, Paris] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : sika deer * Czech Republic * origin Subject RIV: EG - Zoology http://www.alphavisa.com/ecm2011/pdf/ECM2011-Abstract_Book.pdf

  14. Education for citizenship and democracy: the case of the Czech Republic

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    Klicperová-Baker, Martina

    London : Sage , 2008 - (Arthur, J.; Davies, I.; Hahn, C.), s. 158-174 ISBN 978-1-4129-3620-0 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA7025303 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : education * citizenship * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  15. Detection of Plum pox virus in cherry trees in the Czech Republic

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    Navrátil, M.; Šafářová, D.; Fránová, Jana; Kučerová, J.

    Ankara : Mustafa Kemal University, 2006, s. 39. [XXth International Symposium on Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Temperate Fruit Crops and XIth International Symposium of Small Fruit Virus Diseases. Antalya (TR), 22.05.2006-26.05.2006] Keywords : Plum pox virus * Czech Republic * Detection Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  16. The Czech Republic: Workplace abuse in a post-transitional country

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    Zábrodská, Kateřina; Květon, Petr

    London : Routledge, 2015 - (Omari, M.; Paull, M.), s. 124-142 ISBN 1138825808 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA14-02098S Institutional support: RVO:68081740 Keywords : workplace abuse * post-communism * neoliberalism * case study * academia * national culture * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  17. Institutional Arrangement of Financial Markets Supervision: The Case of the Czech Republic

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    Musílek, Petr

    2008-01-01

    The paper deals with institutional arrangement of financial supervision in the Czech Republic. Financial markets are composed of partial financial segments specialized in individual types of financial instruments and individual customer groups. Financial institutions gradually transform into financial supermarkets. There are several models of institutional arrangement of financial supervision (integrated financial supervision model, sectional financial supervision model, financial supervision...

  18. Optimum currency area indices - How close is the Czech republic to the Eurozone?

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    Komárek, Luboš; Čech, Zdeněk; Horváth, Roman

    2003-01-01

    This paper provides a survey of the optimum currency area theory, estimates the degree of the explanatory power of the optimum currency area criteria, and also calculates the optimum currency area index in the case of the Czech Republic. The results indicate that the traditional optimum currency area criteria to certain extent explain exchange rate variability.

  19. Ninety Years of Psychological Research in Human Labor in Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic

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    Heller, Daniel

    Istanbul: Turkish Psychological Association, 2011. s. 861-861. [European Congress of Psychology /12./. 04.07.2011-08.07.2011, Istanbul] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : history of psychology * Czech Republic * psychological research Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  20. Wage and non-wage labour costs in the Czech Republic - the impact of fringe benefits

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    Filer, R. K.; Schneider, O.; Švejnar, Jan

    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997 - (Rein, M.; Friedman , B.; Wörgötter, A.), s. 75-94 ISBN 0-521-58403-5 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : Wage and non-wage labour costs * Czech Republic * fringe benefits Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  1. Interval and global progressivity of the income tax from wages in the Czech and Slovak Republics

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    Kubátová Květa

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with the measurement of progressivity of personal income tax in the Czech Republic and Slovakia imposed on wages. It works with both the methods known from the literature: the local method (interval and global progressivity. The data source is the wage statistics of the Statistical Offices and taxes are calculated fictitiously on the basis of law with adoption of assumptions. Results for interval progressivity in both countries show that while progressivity of the lowest income taxpayers is higher, it decreases with increasing gross income. Personal income tax in the Czech and Slovak Republics is observed as progressive in the entire range, even though the statutory tax rate is linear. The Lorenz curve shows that the distributions of gross wages in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are of a similar nature. The values of the coefficient of interval progressivity and the coefficient according to Musgrave and Thin (CR has a coefficient of 1.024 and SR of 1.037 show that personal income tax is more progressive in Slovakia. Although Slovak personal income tax imposed on wages is more progressive, post-tax incomes of employees are more equitably distributed in the Czech Republic.

  2. Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Coping with Territorial Fragmentation in the Czech Republic

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    Illner, Michal

    Houndmills, Basingstoke: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2010 - (Baldersheim, H.; Lawrence, E.), s. 214-233 ISBN 978-0-230-23333-1 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 2D06006 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Czech Republic * municipalities * bottom-up consolidation Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  3. Attitudes towards Religion(s) in a ‘Non-believing’ Czech Republic

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    Nešpor, Zdeněk

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 1 (2010), s. 68-84. ISSN 1755-2923 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/08/0720 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Religion * Czech Republic * atheism Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  4. Women’s Parliamentary Representation in the Czech Republic: Does Preference Voting Matter?

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    Stegmaier, M.; Tosun, J.; Vlachová, Klára

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 28, č. 1 (2014), s. 187-204. ISSN 0888-3254 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : Czech Republic * parliament * female representation Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences Impact factor: 0.437, year: 2014 http://eep.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/07/22/0888325413494771.full.pdf+html

  5. Perception of Urban Renewal: Reflexions and Coherences of Socio-Spatial Patterns (Brno, Czech Republic)

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    Kunc, J.; Navrátil, J.; Tonev, P.; Frantál, Bohumil; Klusáček, Petr; Martinát, Stanislav; Havlíček, M.; Černík, J.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 9, č. 1 (2014), s. 66-77. ISSN 2065-4421 R&D Projects: GA MŠk EE2.3.20.0025 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : urban environment * revitalization * perception * Brno * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography http://technicalgeography.org/pdf/1_2014/07_kunc.pdf

  6. Occurence of graft-transmissible of the strawberry in the Czech Republic

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    Fránová, Jana

    2001-01-01

    Roč. 45, - (2001), s. 151-157. ISSN 0001-723X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z5051902 Keywords : virus diseases * strawberry * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology Impact factor: 0.644, year: 2001

  7. Agriculture and the environment — a case study of the Želivka catchment, Czech Republic

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    Orderud, G.I.; Políčková-Dobiášová, Berenika

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 12, č. 2 (2010), s. 201-221. ISSN 1523-908X Grant ostatní: EU(CZ) EVK1-CT-2001-00096 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60170517 Keywords : water resources * environmental regulations * transition economy * agriculture * cultural landscape * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DJ - Water Pollution ; Quality Impact factor: 0.951, year: 2010

  8. Molecular and Biological Analysis of Potato virus M (PVM) Isolates from the Czech Republic

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    Plchová, Helena; Vaculík, Petr; Čeřovská, Noemi; Moravec, Tomáš; Dědič, P.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 163, 11-12 (2015), s. 1031-1035. ISSN 0931-1785 R&D Projects: GA MŠk 1M06030 Institutional support: RVO:61389030 Keywords : Czech Republic * phylogeny * Potato virus M Subject RIV: EB - Genetics ; Molecular Biology Impact factor: 0.820, year: 2014

  9. Well-being in the Czech Republic in an Aggregate Perspective

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    Fialová, Kamila; Štika, Pavel

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 15, č. 1 (2015), s. 70-87. ISSN 1213-2446 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP404/11/1521 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : well-being * sustainability * subjective life satisfaction Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://nho.econ.muni.cz/15-2015/1-2015/well-being-czech-republic-aggregate-perspective

  10. A Large Trace Fossil in Nodular Limestones (Lower Devonian, Czech Republic): Sedimentological Consequences, Ethology and Taphonomy

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    Mikuláš, Radek; Hladil, Jindřich

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 22, č. 2 (2015), s. 69-76. ISSN 1042-0940 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA14-18183S Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : bioturbation * Fodinichnia * carbonate * nodules * Devonian * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 1.077, year: 2014

  11. Alien flora of the Czech Republic, its composition, structure and history

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    Pyšek, Petr; Sádlo, Jiří; Mandák, Bohumil

    Leiden: Backhuys Publishers, 2003 - (Child, L.; Brock, J.; Brundu, G.; Prach, K.; Pyšek, P.; Wade, P.; Williamson, M.), s. 113-130 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK6005114; GA ČR GA526/00/1443 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z6005908 Keywords : alien flora * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  12. Monitoring Educational Inequalities in the Czech Republic: Resources, Data and Findings

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    Straková, Jana

    Berlin: LI T Verlag, 2010 - (Best, H.; Wenninger, A.), s. 139-158 ISBN 978-3-643-10449-6 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA403/08/0109 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : Educational inequalities * Czech Republic * Research Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  13. Elimination of Potato virus S :PVS from basic seed-potato in Czech Republic

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    Dědič, P.; Ptáček, J.; Horáčková, V.; Matoušek, Jaroslav

    Aberdeen : University. of Aberdeen, 2004. s. 57. [Discovery, Development and Delivery in Plant Pathology. Conference of the EFPP /7./ and BSPP Presidential Meeting 2004. 05.09.2004-10.09.2004, Aberdeen] R&D Projects: GA MZe QE1168 Keywords : virus diseases * potato * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology

  14. Value Added and Supply Chains between the Czech Republic and Germany

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    Bertlová, Zuzana

    2014-01-01

    This thesis analyzes the supply and value added chains beween Germany and the Czech Republic. Further, the effects of foreign direct investment on the respective economies are discussed. The thesis also investigates the impact of FDI on the automotive industry and the companies within. To illustrate the topic, the case study of the acquisition of Škoda by the Volkswagen Group is presented.

  15. Regular forecasting of training needs: quantitative models for the Czech Republic

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    Münich, Daniel; Jurajda, Štěpán; Babeckij, Jan; Stupnytskyy, Oleksandr

    Praha : National Observatory of Vocational Education and Labour Market, National Training Fund, 2001, s. 17-129. ISBN 80-238-7550-7 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Keywords : Czech Republic * training needs Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  16. Soil moisture trends in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2012

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    Trnka, M.; Brázdil, R.; Možný, M.; Štepánek, P.; Dobrovolný, P.; Zahradníček, P.; Balek, J.; Semerádová, D.; Dubrovský, Martin; Hlavinka, P.; Eitzinger, J.; Wardlow, B.; Svoboda, M.; Hayes, M.; Žalud, Z.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 35, č. 13 (2015), s. 3733-3747. ISSN 0899-8418 Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : soil moisture * drought assessment * drought climatology * water balance * climate dice * observed climate change * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology Impact factor: 3.157, year: 2014

  17. Development of forest carbon budget and wood production in the Czech Republic until 2060

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    Cienciala, E.; Exnerová, Z.; Schelhaas, M.J.

    2008-01-01

    This study describes the scenarios of likely development of carbon pools in managed forest ecosystems of the Czech Republic. The analysis was based on a matrix scenario model (EFISCEN), adopting a novel parameterization based on forest stand site types and forest typology. The model was constrained

  18. Czech Republic - August 2002: another flood disaster of century after five years

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    Ondráček, Stanislav; Klusáček, Petr; Munzar, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 2 (2002), s. 53-62. ISSN 1210-8812 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA3086903 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z3086906 Keywords : flood disaster * Czech Republic * August 2002 Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography

  19. Who Is Poor in the Czech Republic? The Changing Structure and Faces of Poverty after 1989

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    Večerník, Jiří

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 40, č. 6 (2004), s. 807-833. ISSN 0038-0288 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IBS7028351 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7028912 Keywords : poverty * working poor * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography Impact factor: 0.200, year: 2004

  20. Use of social science research on migration policy in the Czech Republic

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    Uherek, Zdeněk

    2004-01-01

    Roč. 56, č. 179 (2004), s. 101-113. ISSN 0020-8701 R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KSK9058117 Keywords : integration foreigners * social anthropology * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology Impact factor: 0.155, year: 2004

  1. Spatial relationship between human population density, land use intensity and biodiversity in the Czech Republic

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    Vačkář, David; Chobot, K.; Orlitová, E.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 27, č. 9 (2012), s. 1279-1290. ISSN 0921-2973 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : species richness * landscape diversity * human population density * human appropriation of net primary production * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour Impact factor: 2.897, year: 2012

  2. The extreme drought episode of August 2011–May 2012 in the Czech Republic

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    Zahradníček, P.; Trnka, M.; Brázdil, R.; Možný, M.; Štěpánek, P.; Hlavinka, P.; Žalud, Z.; Malý, A.; Semerádová, D.; Dobrovolný, P.; Dubrovský, Martin; Řezníčková, L.

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 35, č. 11 (2015), s. 3335-3352. ISSN 0899-8418 Institutional support: RVO:68378289 Keywords : drought * meteorological drought * agricultural drought * hydrological drought * fire * drought impact * future climate * Czech Republic * Central Europe Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology Impact factor: 3.157, year: 2014 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.4211/abstract

  3. Political Parties and their Role in Local Politics in the Post-Communist Czech Republic

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    Kostelecký, Tomáš

    Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2007 - (Lazin, F.; Evans, M.; Hoffmann-Martinot, V.; Wollmann, H.), s. 106-121 ISBN 978-0-7391-1571-8. - (Studies in Public Policy) R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA7028406 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : local government reforms * political parties * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  4. Did rent deregulation alter tenure choice decisions in the Czech Republic?

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    Tsharakyan, Ashot; Zemčík, Petr

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 24, č. 2 (2016), s. 335-360. ISSN 0967-0750 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GAP404/12/1446 Institutional support: RVO:67985998 Keywords : Czech Republic * rent regulation and deregulation * real estate prices Subject RIV: AH - Economics Impact factor: 0.423, year: 2014

  5. New estimates of labour productivity in the manufacturing sectors of Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland

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    Monnikhof, Erik; Ark, Bart van

    2002-01-01

    In this paper we provide benchmark comparisons of manufacturing unit value ratios and productivity levels for the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland relative to Germany in 1996. On average, manufacturing prices were about half of those in Germany for all three countries. Hungary was characterised by

  6. The list of cyanobacterial species of the Czech Republic to the end of 2009

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    Kaštovský, J.; Hauer, Tomáš; Komárek, Jiří; Skácelová, O.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 10, č. 2 (2010), s. 245-249. ISSN 1802-5439 R&D Projects: GA ČR GA206/08/0318 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : checklist * cyanobacteria * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics Impact factor: 0.978, year: 2010

  7. Bank failure prediction models in transition economy: the lessons from the Czech Republic

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    Hanousek, Jan

    Praha : Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University, 1998 - (Hanousek, J.), s. 91-95 - (CERGE Discussion Paper. 4/98). [The banking sector in transition.. Praha (CZ), 08.01.1998-09.01.1998] Grant ostatní: ACE(XE) P95-2063-R Keywords : Czech Republic * transition * banking Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  8. Environmental and health impact by dairy cattle livestock and manure management in the Czech Republic

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    Havlikova, M.; Kroeze, C.; Huijbregts, M.A.J.

    2008-01-01

    In this study we evaluate the potential environmental and health impact of dairy cattle livestock and manure management in the Czech Republic. We present a new approach for national assessments of the environmental impact of an agricultural sector. Emission estimates are combined with a country-spec

  9. The archaeology of early medieval violence: the mass grave at Budeč, Czech Republic

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    Štefan, I.; Stránská, Petra; Vondrová, H.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 90, č. 351 (2016), s. 759-776. ISSN 0003-598X Institutional support: RVO:67985912 Keywords : Czech Republic * Bohemia * Budeč * tenth-eleventh centuries * early medieval * mass grave * violence * warfare Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology Impact factor: 1.717, year: 2014

  10. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Poor Posture in School Children in the Czech Republic

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    Kratenova, Jana; Zejglicova, Kristyna; Maly, Marek; Filipova, Vera

    2007-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and the main risk factors of poor posture in school children in the Czech Republic. Methods: The cross-sectional study examined representative sample of children aged 7, 11, and 15 years in the year 2003. From the overall number of 3600 children, 3520 (97.7%) attended and were…

  11. The uranium industry in the history of the Czech Republic and recent developments

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    Uranium industry in Czech Republic was established on January 1, 1946 at the old Jachymov silver and uranium deposit under the name Jachymov Mines. Following its start in 1946, exploration and mining grew rapidly and developed into a significant branch of industry. During 50 years of uranium industry activities 194 uranium deposits and occurrences have been explored and 74 of them have been extracted. Due to the geochemical properties of uranium, U accumulations occur in the whole crystalline basement of the Bohemian Massif and in all stages of its platform cover. The Variscan tectogenesis was significant for the formation of the U ore deposits. The uranium resources of the Czech republic can be assigned to the following 2 ore types: vein deposits and sandstone deposits. The peak production of about 3000 t U was reached in about 1960 in the Czech Republic and production remained between 2500 and 3000 t U/year from 1960 until 1989, when it began to decline. During the period 1946-1996 a cumulative production of 104 748 tU was produced in the Czech Republic. 86 per cent of the total was produced by conventional mining methods while the remainder was recovered using in situ leaching (ISL). Eighty-one per cent of the known uranium resources (RAR + EAR-I) are tributary to existing production centres in Rozna, Hamr and Straz, remainder occurs in Brzkov and Osecna-Kotel deposits. EAR-II are associated with the Rozna, Brzkov and Hvzzdov deposits. (author)

  12. Anglers’ Fishing Site Choice on a Large Scale: The Case of the Czech Republic

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    Navrátil, Josef; Martinát, Stanislav; Pícha, K.; Navrátilová, J.

    2011-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 3 (2011), s. 18-29. ISSN 1210-8812 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30860518 Keywords : geography of tourism * fisheries * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DE - Earth Magnetism, Geodesy, Geography http://www.geonika.cz/CZ/CZresearch/CZMgrArchive.html

  13. Mineralogy of Burning-Coal Waste Piles in Collieries of the Czech Republic : (chapter 5)

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    Žáček, V.; Skála, Roman

    Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2015 - (Stracher, G.; Prakash, A.; Sokol, E.), s. 110-159. (3: Case Studies - Coal Fires). ISBN 978-0-444-59509-6 Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : burning * coal * waste piles * pyrometamorphism * sublimate * mineralogy * Czech Republic Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy

  14. Coal Fires and Coal-Waste Piles in the Czech Republic

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    Klika, Z.; Martinec, Petr

    Vol. 2. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012 - (Stracher, G.; Prakash, A.; Sokol, E.), s. 79-114. (Volume 2 - Photographs and Multimedia Tours). ISBN 978-0-444-59412-9 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : coal - waste piles * Czech Republic * mining activities Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444594129000065

  15. Pollen monitoring of the mountain areas of the Czech Republic in the years 1996 - 2006

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    Svitavská-Svobodová, Helena

    Riga : University of Latvia, 2007 - (Kalnina, L.; Lukševičs, E.), s. 77-78 ISBN 9984-802-60-4. [Pollen Monitoring programme, 6th International meeting. Jurmala (LV), 03.06.2007-09.06.2007] Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60050516 Keywords : pollen monitoring * mountain areas * Czech Republic Subject RIV: EF - Botanics

  16. The energy market in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovak Republic and Hungary

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    In the past decade, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic and Hungary have made efforts to abandon their centralized economies in order to introduce an open market economic system. In addition, the four governments are changing their energy policies to prepare for accession to the European Union in 2003-2004. Restructuring within the energy sectors is taking place to comply with energy regulations within the EU. These include: ensuring energy supply, promoting competition, protecting the environment, and promoting energy efficiency through modernization of supply structures. The changes have prompted interest by foreign companies to invest in these Central and Eastern Europe countries (CEECs), particularly with the recent growth in the market for power-related equipment and services. One of the major changes in the power industry is the trend towards the use of natural gas and the gradual decrease in the use of coal-fired power generation. CEECs are also working on developing trans-European gas networks and medium-scale hydro-electric facilities. Energy consumption and demand is forcing power utilities to update existing power plants and create additional generating capacity. Future work will also involve the expansion of power distribution networks. For this reason, specialized equipment and services are in strong demand for the CEECs that are seeking to become competitive globally. Canadian companies are in a position to offer technologies and services to the renewable energy sector of these countries. Other opportunities for Canadian companies include power-related developments such as waste management. The opportunity exists for Canadian exporters to form partnerships and joint ventures with CEECs. refs., tabs

  17. Do Digital Public Services Matter? A Comparative Study of the Czech Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan

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    M. Ulman

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Provision of quality public services has been in great concern of many governments for longer period of time. An interesting fact could be observed that, as to the demand and supply of digital public services, some developed European countries could lag behind some upper-middle-income countries. The paper explores differences in digital public services provision (supply side and use (demand side between the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan. A document analysis was done and a comparative study based on secondary data was elaborated. We can confirm that even a country from outside of the EU (Kazakhstan can provide a better organized supply of digital services than an EU member state (Czech Republic at least on the national level. According to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI benchmarking, there are also significant discrepancies among national, regional and local services in the EU. The same phenomenon is also reported from transitional countries like Kazakhstan.

  18. Decommissioning of Small Facilities in the Czech Republic

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    Some facilities with ionizing radiation sources were or are being decommissioned in the Czech Republic. These facilities include research laboratories, irradiators, old technology for radioactive waste (RAW) management, laboratories for sealed sources, etc. Decommissioning of old facilities in the Nuclear Research Institute REZ plc. After more than 50 years of activities in the nuclear field, there are some environmental liabilities intended for decommissioning in the Nuclear Research Institute Rez plc. (NRI). The liabilities include decommissioning of old obsolete facilities and RAW accumulated from operation and dismantling of nuclear facilities. The goal is to remedy the environmental liabilities and eliminate the potential negative impact on the environment. Remediation of the environmental liabilities started in 2003 and will be finished in 2014. Some liabilities have already been successfully remedied. Some items of environmental liabilities are described in the paper together with information about history, current state, progress, and future activities. The special sewage system was used for transfer of liquid RAW from various facilities (research reactors, radiochemical laboratories) to a RAW processing facility. The system consisted of a stainless steel pipe network with a total length of 410 m situated in an underground concrete corridor. The integrity of the system had never been tested. The system was contaminated by fission and corrosion products, mainly 137Cs, 60Co and 90Sr. Leakage of waste water from piping was identified as a significant risk to the environment. The remediation procedure started with removal of soil and opening of the corridor. The pipes and other steel components (valves, fittings, etc.) were removed and sent for decontamination. The total amount of contaminated metal parts was approx. 20 metric t. Limited parts of the surface of the concrete corridor were contaminated because of small leakages. The contaminated surfaces were

  19. New Evidence For The Environmental Kuznets Curve For Sulphur Dioxide Emissions: A Case Study Of The Czech Republic

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    Katarína Hercegová

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we test the model explaining the inter-dependence between the pollutants and the economic development in the Czech Republic. We calculate the relationship known as the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC by estimating the relationship between the environmental pollution expressed by CO2 and SO2 emissions per capita and the GDP per capita for the Czech Republic for the period from 1990 to 2009. Our findings reveal that the Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis for the Czech Republic holds in the case of estimating the inter-dependence between GDP per capita and sulphur dioxide.

  20. TLD audit in radiotherapy in the Czech Republic

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    Since 1997, the measuring centre of the National Radiation Protection Institute in Prague has been performing TLD audit in external beam radiotherapy via mailed TL dosimeters, with the objective to check dose delivery accuracy and inform the authority, the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SONS), on the situation. The present number of radiotherapy centres in the Czech Republic is 30; they are running 60 high energy external beam units. There are 14 137Cs, 21 60Co irradiators and 25 linear accelerators currently in use. Fourteen linacs are equipped with multileaf collimators (9 Varian, 1 Siemens and 4 Elekta machines). Lithium fluoride powder (type MT-N produced by TLD Poland) distributed in opaque polyethylene capsules (type used by the IAEA/WHO TLD postal programme) is mailed to the centre together with a sheet to enter details on the TLD irradiation. Instructions and photon and electron standard IAEA holders have been distributed to all Czech radiotherapy centres. Dosimeters need to be irradiated within a defined time window; in the middle of it, the system is calibrated (2 Gy in the SSDL-60Co beam under reference conditions). Irradiated powder is dispensed into metallic containers and put onto the reader's planchette - each capsule provides 9 or 10 samples. Harshaw manual reader models either 4000 or 4500 are used. To determine the absorbed dose to water from the TLD reading, correction factors for the beam quality, dose response linearity and fading need to be applied. They are stated separately for each batch of powder, in accordance with published methodologies. The basic mode of TLD audit is done for both photon and electron beams used clinically at least once every two years. Absorbed dose on radiation beam axis in the reference field of 10x10 cm2 in an appropriate water phantom with common SSD or SAD set-up is checked. The depth depends on the beam quality. Dose to water at the position of TLD must be 2 Gy. The advanced mode - Multi-Purpose Phantom (MPP

  1. Exile, Return and Restitution in the Czech Republic

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    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available The exile and return experiences in the Czech lands since 1918 have been various and have had significant implications for the people who live and once lived in that territory. The focus of this paper is on the Sudeten Germans a former minority of the Czech lands. The exile experience of this group has resulted in significant debate as to whether this form of exile as legislated banishment was expulsion or displacement, and whether they should have the right to return. In addition the question of guilt as a mechanism for invoking the forced transfer of a population has also raised the issue of recompense or restitution. Conceptual issues like nationalism, identity, belonging and the right to a homeland have played an important part in the attempts at the development of a stable state and also more recently reconciliation processes between the Czechs and Sudeten Germans.

  2. Increased Sorting and Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic

    In this paper, we look at the evolution of firms' wage structures using a linked employer-employee dataset, which has longitudinal information for firms and covers a large fraction of the Czech labor market during the period 1998-2006. We first look at the evolution of individual wage determination...... increasingly decentralized wage bargaining, skill biased technological change and a changing educational composition of the workforce. We find some support for that all these factors have contributed to the changes in the Czech wage structure, and that increased sorting is strongly associated with the observed...

  3. Change in Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic

      In this paper, we look at the evolution of the change in the wage structure using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labor market over the period 1998-2006. We find evidence of slightly diminishing gender inequality and increasing returns to human capital...... decentralized wage bargaining and a changing educational composition of the workforce to explain these patterns. We find some support that these factors have contributed to the changes in the Czech wage structure, although the latter is the most strongly associated with the observed changes in wage inequality....

  4. Changes in Wage Inequality in the Czech republic

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    Eriksson, Tor Viking; Pytlikova, Mariola; Warzynski, Frederic

    In this paper, we look at the evolution of the change in the wage structure using a linked employer-employee dataset covering a large fraction of the Czech labor market over the period 1998-2006. We find evidence of slightly diminishing gender inequality and increasing returns to human capital...... decentralized wage bargaining and a changing educational composition of the workforce to explain these patterns. We find some support that these factors have contributed to the changes in the Czech wage structure, although the latter is the most strongly associated with the observed changes in wage inequality...

  5. Deformation of Ordovician sedimentary rocks, Prague Synform, Barrandian, Czech Republic

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    Černý, Jan; Melichar, R.

    Prague : Czech Geological Survey, 2015 - (Hasalová, P.; Lexa, O.; Jeřábek, P.). s. 10-10 ISBN 978-80-7075-880-9. [CETEG 2015. Meeting of the Central European Tectonic Groups /13./. Meeting of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group /20./. 22.04.2015-25.04.2015, Kadaň] Institutional support: RVO:67985831 Keywords : sedimentary rocks * Prague Synform * Ordovician Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy http://petrol.natur.cuni.cz/ceteg/sites/default/files/images/pdf/abstract-volume-CETEG2015_online.pdf

  6. Effects of Public Support on Producer Groups Establishment in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Ten countries that have joined the European Union in 2004, had a chance to use EU rural development instruments for support of establishment new producer groups of agricultural producers between 2004 and 2006. Both analysed countries (Czech Republic and Slovakia have used the opportunity and co-financed programme that aimed on supporting establishment and alleviation of administrative burden. Main aim of the article is to compare conditions and outcomes of the programmes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and to propose programme innovations. The article describes theoretical assumptions, compares legislative background in selected countries, measures amount of support available and compares outcomes of newly established groups after receiving last supporting payment. One of the conclusions finds Slovak approach more effective. Lower number of supported groups and different conditions result in higher share of successful organisations, higher average revenues of supported groups and higher proportion of revenues in relation to total output of agricultural industry. Finally there are proposed recommendations for the Czech Republic, how programme conditions should be innovated. The article originated as a part of the Internal Grant Agency (IGA of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Registration Number 20121077.

  7. Report on the radiological situation in the Czech Republic in 1999

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    The report provides a summary of the results obtained by systematic radioactivity monitoring in the Czech Republic. The first part contains the results of environmental measurements carried out by the National Radiation Monitoring Network in compliance with the monitoring programme. The monitoring programme is aimed at measuring the radionuclide activity and ionising radiation dose rate distribution over the Czech Republic with a view to obtaining the long-time trends and detecting deviations from them at an early stage. No extraordinary radioactivity release into the environment occurred in 1999 in the Czech Republic. Variations in dose rate measurements were caused by fluctuations of the environmental background. The second part gives an overview of the results of monitoring of effluents from Czech nuclear facilities and of radioactivity in their vicinity. As in the previous years the effluents from the Dukovany NPP are very low and no difference was found between the radionuclide contents of environmental samples from the Dukovany surroundings and from other parts of the country. The third part of the Report provides an overview of the results of monitoring of natural radioactivity. Radon and its progeny in buildings are shown to contribute a dominant fraction to the radiation doses affecting the population. (author)

  8. Status of nuclear power in the Czech Republic

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    The presentation by the CEZ Executive Director for Nuclear Power concentrates on the following topics: (i) Current situation in the Czech electricity market; (ii) CEZ Group; (iii) Development of the Nuclear Power Division; (iv) Modernisation of the Dukovany and Temelin NPPs; and (v) Efficiency enhancement. The document contains many detailed figures and graphs. (P.A.)

  9. Employment impact of the environmental policy in the Czech Republic

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    Tošovská, Eva; Ritschelová, I.

    2010-01-01

    Roč. 4, č. 1 (2010), s. 13-20. ISSN 1802-212X R&D Projects: GA AV ČR IAA700850701 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70850503 Keywords : sustainable development * environmental policy * employment * Czech eco-industry Subject RIV: AH - Economics

  10. The measurement of capital services in the Czech republic

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    Hájková, Dana

    2008-01-01

    In this paper I present two experimental measures of capital services for the Czech economy using the OECD methodology. These measures use information on the structure of capital assets by asset type and by the industry in which the capital is used.

  11. “Pro-life” in the Czech Republic – What Kind of Europeanization Is Present?

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper attempts to show what effects Europeanization has had on the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic. The first section of the text outlines a multifaceted concept of institutional theory based on historical institutionalist ideas. Next, it looks at one specific institutional process, Europeanization, informed by the work of Radaelli as well as della Porta’s and Caiani’s work on mobilization in the European Union. The following section defines the relevant actors in the Czech pro-life movement. Finally, the paper applies this concept of Europeanization of social movements to the Czech pro-life case. The paper concludes with observations that Europeanization of the Czech pro-life movement is uneven, manifesting itself among some actors, though not all, and in some areas of Europeanization. Charitable organizations as well as one highly visible activist group are highly associated with processes of Europeanization; on the other hand, in most cases, other activist groups in the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic are more highly influenced by more general trends in interest-group internationalization. These insights may pave the way for additional research on trends both of the European pro-life movement as a whole, as well as serving as a touchstone for improving such theoretical concepts as “Europeanization” vis-à-vis “globalization” or “European integration”.

  12. PUBLIC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC: REFORMS AND FEATURES OF THE STATUS

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    Marina Nikolaievna Lazareva

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The article is devoted to a research of the evolution of the legal status of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Czech Republic, namely of its transition from the Soviet model of organization of the Prosecutor’s Office to the modern Western European model. Czech national feature of this process was the change of the name of the state authority, as “prosecutor’s office” was replaced by “state representation”. At the same time the functions and the powers of the Prosecutor’s Office, the organization and the appointment of the prosecutors were changed. A legal framework for the study was the constitutional documents of the Czech Republic, as well as the Act on the Public Prosecutor’s Office 1993, which has been updated several times. As a scientific basis the works of Czech experts in the field of constitutional law, such as J. Filip, V. Pavlíček, K. Klíma, and other literature in Russian, Czech and English languages were used.

  13. [European action plan on alcohol in the Czech Republic--no substantial progress].

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    Csémy, L; Nespor, K

    2004-01-01

    Czech Republic joined European action plan on alcohol for years 2000 to 2004 and signed its accomplishment. However, since 2000 situation has worsened. Alcohol consumption raised in 2001 (the last known data) to 10.0 litters of 100% alcohol (that is 159.9 litters of beer, 8.2 litters of distillates and 16.2 litters of wine per person per year). The only positive aspect was the small rise of consumption tax in distillates and that some thesis of the European action plan on alcohol were included into the governmental document "Long-term improvement of the health status of the population in Czech republic--Health for everybody in the 21st century". The proclamation has had no practical effect. Highly adverse is the situation with alcohol consumption in children and adolescents, which was described in the last study. Risks related to the high alcohol consumption in Czech republic include: High incidence of alcohol related death, including children, adolescents and young people (injuries, traffic accidents, poisonings, suicides, liver and tumor diseases); higher morbidity; lower productivity at work and worse position of Czech workers in concurrent environment; worse reproduction health, higher incidence of inborn defects caused by alcohol taken during pregnancy (including its beginning, when women do not know it); frequent social and family problems caused by alcohol abuses; increased risk of consumption of non-alcoholic drugs in children and adolescents. Alcohol belong to throughway drugs and its consumption in early age represents for children and adolescents a risk factor for other addictive drugs; alcohol is related namely to violent and negligent delicts; flagrant alcohol excesses together with alcohol related criminality harm the prestige of Czech Republic to foreign visitors and can drive them back. PMID:15305772

  14. The development of the Czech Republic electric industry - Reliable, safe and responsible source mix

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    Vrba, Miroslav; Jez, Jiri; Ptacek, Jiri

    2010-09-15

    The paper focuses on the development of the Czech Republic electric industry in close perspective and the prediction of its expected future in period up to 2030. The goal of the paper is to specify methods and procedures applied within periodic assessment of Czech electric power sector balance outlook for the State authorities. A necessity to respect economic recession and politicization of the issue of power sector development has invoked that these items are added to commonly used procedures. A key criterion is the reliable and safe electricity supply by adequate source mix for acceptable prices and environmental aspects.

  15. Macroeconomical development of Czech Republic before and after accession to the European Union

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    DOHNAL, Jaroslav

    2011-01-01

    The diploma work deals with development, analysing and assessment of the Czech economy in the years between 2000 and 2010, with a year 2004 as a turning point. Therefore it provides an overview of macroeconomic development before and after the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union. A conclusion of the work is dedicated to a macroeconomic prediction and its evaluation in a short-term view. Main means of the evaluation are year-on-year figures changes of macroeconomic indica...

  16. “Pro-life” in the Czech Republic – What Kind of Europeanization Is Present?

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    Matthew C. Rees

    2013-01-01

    This paper attempts to show what effects Europeanization has had on the pro-life movement in the Czech Republic. The first section of the text outlines a multifaceted concept of institutional theory based on historical institutionalist ideas. Next, it looks at one specific institutional process, Europeanization, informed by the work of Radaelli as well as della Porta’s and Caiani’s work on mobilization in the European Union. The following section defines the relevant actors in the Czech pro-l...

  17. Comparisons of activity measurements in nuclear medicine with radionuclide calibrators in the Czech Republic

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    Radionuclide calibrators consisting of a well type ionization chamber and an electrometer are used in nuclear medicine for the determination of the activity of radioactive pharmaceuticals administered to patients. In order to maximize the safety of patients, it is important to ensure the long term accuracy of radionuclide calibrators.The paper presents data obtained in annual calibrator accuracy checks carried out in the Czech Republic by the Czech Metrological Institute during the past decade. Changes in radionuclide calibrator models, the range of radionuclides used and the development of measurement accuracies are also described. In addition, the results of a regional international comparison are given. (author)

  18. Are there any changes in the beginning of flowering of important allergens in the Czech Republic?

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    Bartošová, Lenka; Hájková, L.; Kožnarová, V.; Možný, M.; Trnka, Miroslav; Žalud, Z.

    Brno : Global Change Research Centre, The Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., 2015 - (Urban, O.; Šprtová, M.; Klem, K.), s. 74-77 ISBN 978-80-87902-10-3. [Global Change: A Complex Challenge /4th/. Brno (CZ), 23.03.2015-24.03.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0248; GA MŠk(CZ) LD13030 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : phenological observations * Czech Republic * climate change Subject RIV: GC - Agronomy

  19. Reliability of regional crop yield predictions in the Czech Republic based on remotely sensed data

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    Hlavinka, Petr; Semerádová, Daniela; Balek, Jan; Bohovič, Roman; Žalud, Zdeněk; Trnka, Miroslav

    Brno: Global Change Research Centre, The Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., 2015 - (Urban, O.; Šprtová, M.; Klem, K.), s. 46-49 ISBN 978-80-87902-10-3. [Global Change: A Complex Challenge /4th/. Brno (CZ), 23.03.2015-24.03.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0248; GA MZe QJ1310123 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : crop yield predicitions * Czech Republic * remotely sensed data Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour

  20. Aircrew personnel dosimetry at airline companies in the Czech Republic during 1998-2000

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    Studies aimed at personnel dosimetry of civil aviation aircrew members were initiated in the Czech Republic in 1998. The paper gives an overview of the results obtained during the period of 1998-2000. The dosimetric measurements were carried out for the companies CSA, Fischer Air, and Travel Service, which wish to comply with the requirements of the relevant Czech legislation. The average exposure level, expressed in terms of the annual effective dose, was found to lie within the range of 1.5 to 2 mSv, which is more than as observed for many other professions exposed to ionizing radiation. (author)

  1. Drivers of soil moisture trends in the Czech Republic between 1961 and 2012

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    Trnka, Miroslav; Brázdil, Rudolf; Balek, J.; Semerádová, Daniela; Hlavinka, Petr; Možný, M.; Štěpánek, Petr; Dobrovolný, Petr; Zahradníček, Pavel; Dubrovský, Martin; Eitzinger, Josef; Fuchs, B.; Svoboda, M.; Hayes, M.; Žalud, Zdeněk

    Brno: Global Change Research Centre, The Czech Academy of Sciences, v. v. i., 2015 - (Urban, O.; Šprtová, M.; Klem, K.), s. 34-37 ISBN 978-80-87902-10-3. [Global Change : A Complex Challenge /4th/. Brno (CZ), 23.03.2015-24.03.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) EE2.3.20.0248; GA MŠk(CZ) LD13030 Institutional support: RVO:67179843 Keywords : soil moisture * Czech Republic * climate change Subject RIV: DG - Athmosphere Sciences, Meteorology

  2. Folklore Traditions in Contemporary Everyday Life: Between Continuity and (Re)construction (based on two examples from the Czech Republic)

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    Uhlíková, Lucie; Pavlicová, M.

    2014-01-01

    Roč. 62, č. 2 (2014), s. 163-181. ISSN 1335-1303 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : folklore * folklorism * ethno-cultural tradition * social construction * everyday life * the Czech Republic Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  3. Energy efficiency and renewable energy policy in the Czech Republic within the framework of accession to the European Union

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    The main barrier for end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Czech Republic is the lack of a stable political and regulatory framework. Market incentives can only properly work if the market conditions and restrictions are clear and stable. However, no comprehensive policies and regulation have been implemented in the Czech Republic. Although the acquis communautaire of the European Union includes regulation on energy efficiency and renewable energy, this topic remains low on the negotiation agenda for accession. This paper reports on the current situation in the Czech Republic, including the potential for end-use energy efficiency and renewable energy, on the existing policy and regulatory framework, and on the remaining gaps with the requirements of accession to the European Union. Also, the impact of the recent increase in nuclear capacity on energy efficiency and renewable energy in the Czech Republic is discussed

  4. Islands of Innovation in the Czech Republic: the international labour market of highly skilled workers and brain gain policies

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    Bernard, Josef; Patočková, Věra; Kostelecký, Tomáš

    Oxon: Routledge, 2012 - (Hilpert, U.; Smith, H.), s. 136-159 ISBN 978-0-415-68356-2 Institutional support: RVO:68378025 Keywords : Migration of qualified labour * Islands of Innovation * Czech Republic Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  5. The contemporary cartographic presentation of geographical names of objects lying on the border between Poland and the Czech Republic

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    Zych Maciej

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is the analysis of the names used on cartographic publications in Poland and the Czech Republic for transboundary geographical objects lying on the common boundary.

  6. Could there be a luxury brand originating from the Czech Republic? The case of the Czech watchmaker Prim

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    Petr Král

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Central Europe, due to its history, is not perceived as a region from which a luxury brand could originate while luxury is traditionally connected to Western European countries (such as France, Italy or Switzerland. Country of origin (COO plays an important role in perception of any brand but for luxury brands the COO is usually even more important than for mainstream brands because it is an important part of the brand´s heritage. But despite their unfavorable origin we could observe in the last years that brands which originate from CEE region position themselves on the luxury market. The goal of this article is to investigate the COO effect for luxury brand originating in the Czech Republic- namely the watchmaker Prim- and its impact on the marketing strategy of this brand. The main research method used in this article is the case study method which combines the findings of in- depth interviewing and observations together with findings of the secondary research. The managerial implications mainly target brand managers of luxury or premium market brands originating from the Czech Republic and other countries in Central Europe.

  7. Pore water chemistry of Rokle Bentonite (Czech Republic)

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    Document available in extended abstract form only. With inflowing the groundwater to Deep Geological Repository (DGR), the interaction of this water with engineering barrier materials will alter both, barrier materials and also the groundwater. One of the most important alterations represents the formation of bentonite pore water that will affect a number of important processes, e.g. corrosion of waste package materials, solubility of radionuclides, diffusion and sorption of radionuclides. The composition of bentonite pore water is influenced primarily by the composition of solid phase (bentonite), liquid phase (inflowing groundwater), the gaseous phase (partial pressure of CO2), bentonite compaction and the rate of groundwater species diffusion through bentonite. Also following processes have to be taken into account: dissolution of admixtures present in the bentonite (particularly well soluble salts, e.g. KCl, NaCl, gypsum), ion exchange process and protonation and deprotonation of surface hydroxyl groups on clay minerals. Long-term stability of mineral phases and possible mineral transformation should not be neglected as well. In the Czech Republic, DGR concept takes local bentonite into account as material for both buffer and backfill. The candidate bentonite comes from the Rokle deposit (NW Bohemia) and represents complex mixture of (Ca,Mg)-Fe-rich montmorillonite, micas, kaolinite and other mineral admixtures (mainly Ca, Mg, Fe carbonates, feldspars and iron oxides). The mineralogical and chemical characteristics were published previously. This bentonite is different in composition and properties from worldwide studied Na-bentonite (e.g. MX-80, Volclay) or Na-Ca bentonite (e.g. Febex). This fact leads to the need of investigation of Rokle bentonite in greater detail to verify its suitability as a buffer and backfill in DGR. Presented task is focused on the study of pore water evolution. Our approach for this study consists in modeling the pore water using

  8. Responses to the economic crisis among immigrants in the Czech Republic: impeding and inhibiting factors for staying

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    Marketa Rulikova

    2012-01-01

    This paper considers the impact of the most recent global economic crisis on immigration in the Czech Republic. Developments during this economically troubled period suggest that the “immigration-inexperienced” Czech Republic, which has attracted significant numbers of people seeking economic opportunities in the past decade for the first time, has repeated historical mistakes made by Western European countries during the 1970s oil crisis. Initially, promising economic growth at the beginning...

  9. Koncept společenské odpovědnosti v podniku Iveco Czech Republic, a. s.

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    Kličková, Adéla

    2015-01-01

    Kličková A., Concept of corporate social responsibility in company Iveco Czech republic, Ltd.. Brno: Mendel University, 2015. This bachelor thesis deals with the issue of corporate social responsibility. Corpo-rate social responsibility is the value of responsibility of companies for their im-pacts on society and is based on voluntary commitment. The aim of thesis is based on business analysis devise and appropriate strategy for the company Iveco Czech Republic, Ltd. in CSR. The result is an ...

  10. The Influence of the Institutions on Entrepreneurship Development: Public Support and Perception of Entrepreneurship Development in the Czech Republic

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    Petr Hlavacek; Marta Zambochova; Tomas Sivicek

    2015-01-01

    This article deals with the research of entrepreneurship development in the frame of institutional environment in the Czech Republic. The example of the Czech Republic shows similar problems and specifics of post-transformation economies in Central and Eastern Europe. The goal is to discover the impact of specific institutional barriers on entrepreneurship development from the perspective of entrepreneurs and willingness to start own business. The surveys revealed that institutional barriers ...

  11. HIV infection and high risk behavior among patients attending an STD referral clinic in Prague, Czech Republic

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    Mikl, J.; Sudar, Z.; Smith, P. F.; Bruckova, M.; Jedlicka, J.; Kastankova, V.; Tryzna, R.; Dehovitz, J.

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    OBJECTIVE: This survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of HIV infection and associated risk behaviour in a high risk population of clients attending an STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic. METHODS: Between September 1994 and January 1995, clients entering the Apolinar STD clinic in Prague, Czech Republic, were enrolled in a blinded, unlinked HIV antibody seroprevalence study. Non-identifying demographic characteristics, STD diagnoses, HIV risk exposures, and voluntary HIV tes...

  12. Genetic consequences of population decline in Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) populations in the Czech and Slovak Republics

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    Hájková, Petra; Gettová, Lenka; Zemanová, Barbora

    Prague : Czech University of Life Sciences, 2009. s. 173. ISBN 978-80-213-1961-5. [European Congress of Conservation Biology /2./. 01.09.2009-05.09.2009, Prague] R&D Projects: GA AV ČR KJB600930804 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60930519 Keywords : Eurasian otter * Czech Republic * Slovak Republic Subject RIV: EH - Ecology, Behaviour http://www.eccb2009.org/uploads/book_of_abstracts_errata.pdf

  13. Effect of the Landscape Types on Hunting Selection in Roe Deer (Capreolus Capreolus, Linnaeus 1758) Trophies in Czech Republic

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    Engan Jens H.

    2015-01-01

    Czech Republic has a long tradition of hunting, and trophy hunting is important to manage game populations. In this study data was analysed from the five last trophy exhibitions in Czech Republic. Namely, hunter selection, compensatory selection, management selection, hunting pressure selection and depletion selection was tested in different landscape types. In compensatory hunting there is a difference between the landscape types; apparent differences exist between the landscape type with re...

  14. Consumer Behavior of College Students in the Czech Republic

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    Horakova Monika

    2015-01-01

    This contribution is a follow-up to the topic of consumer behavior which is analyzed from the economic theory perspective on microeconomic as well as a macroeconomic level. The main objective of the article is to reveal the structure of college students’ consumer basket determined according to disposable income and its changes. In this article, the methodology of a consumer basket was used. The division of it was done by Czech Statistical Office to calculate the inflation rate ...

  15. Labor Market Frictions in the Czech Republic and Hungary

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    Pápai Adam; Němec Daniel

    2015-01-01

    The goal of this paper is to investigate and compare the structural and dynamical characteristics of the Czech and Hungarian economy. The focus lies mainly on the examination of the development of key labor market variables. We also want to capture the changes that occurred due to the Great Recession in 2008. We estimate a DSGE model with search and matching frictions, price and wage rigidities and hiring costs. The monetary authority sets the nominal interest rates according to a Taylor-type...

  16. Marketing of Vietnamese food products in the Czech Republic

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    Do, Minh Hang

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor thesis deals with the topic of food promotion using marketing tools. The main objective of this thesis is to discover an optimum marketing strategy for food products which are produced in Vietnam for the Czech market. The thesis includes introduction of Vietnamese culture that affects marketing methods, some typical Vietnamese food products which have already had shares not only in the EU but globally, the use of these products in worldwide compared with current position of ...

  17. Effectiveness of Marketing Activities in Engineering in Czech Republic

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    František Milichovský

    2015-01-01

    Purpose of the article is to present the selected data obtained from primary research, which concerns the marketing activities use in the Czech companies in view of their industry. Nowadays, high competitive environment influence permanent pressure on companies which are in turn force to monitor and adapt them in order to retain their expected market position. In article there were gained data by primary research, using a structure questionnaire survey and processing by statistical software I...

  18. Individual aspects of behaviour consumer in the Czech Republic

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    Aleš Hes; Ladislav Skořepa; Jiří Dušek

    2006-01-01

    There is more and more attention focused at the present on keeping the key costumer, who can strengthen the confidence and stability of the company in the strong competitive environment. Informations collected about him up to now not represent a fortune by themselves, more important is the knowledge of his needs, wishes and images. Behavior of Czech buyers (costumers) is still developing under the influence of globalization trends. Results of different researches show changes in criteria, whi...

  19. Institutional trust in the regions of the Czech Republic

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    Stachová, Jana; Čermák, Daniel; Vobecká, Jana

    Praha : ČZU, 2008, s. 556-566. ISBN 978-80-213-1851-9. [Venkov je náš svět, Countryside-our World. Kutná Hora (CZ), 16.04.2008-18.04.2008] R&D Projects: GA MMR WD -13-07-1 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505 Keywords : institutional trust * regional differences * Czech NUTS 2 regions Subject RIV: AO - Sociology, Demography

  20. Marketing strategies of herbal products sold in the Czech Republic

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    Polívková, Zuzana

    2013-01-01

    General objective of this thesis is to analyse the Czech market with herbal products from the point of view of the customers, and mainly to identify adult customers’ habits in usage of herbal products and its linkage to their demographic and socio economic data. The habits are related to the frequency of usage of herbal products, its relation to illnesses and medicaments used for treating, source of information and place of purchase of those products. Each of those indicators are also examine...