NEWS WATCH: EU Urges Investigation As Czech Premier Resigns

Listen to this BosNewsLife News report via Vatican Radio:RealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correrspondent BosNewsLife NecasPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The European Union has urged the Czech Republic to properly investigate a massive spying and corruption case in the Czech Republic amid concerns about possible fraud with EU subsidies.

Czechs Mourn Bischop, Symbol of anti-Communist Resistance

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Catholic Christians have been mourning Archbishop Karel Otcenasek, who became a symbol of church resistance against atheist, Communist rule.

NEWS WATCH: Support for Balkans’ EU Membership Growing

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest hungminister1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Visegrad Group of European Union Foreign Ministers have agreed to support Serbia and other western Balkan countries to become full fledged members of the EU and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, despite remaining nationalistic tensions in the region, even among officials. They made the decision at a special ministerial meeting in Budapest, Tuesday, October 6.

BREAKING NEWS: Czech Republic’s Vaclav Haval Dies At 75 (Wrap)

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Former Czech president and dissident playwrite Vaclav Havel has died at the age of 75, officials said.

Czech Republic Mourns Former Clandestine Priest Miloslav Vlk

By BosNewsLife News Center with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The mortal remains of Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, a devoted believer who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, were placed in a tomb at St Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague Saturday, March 25, following a funeral service.

Prague Furious As Sudan Sentences Czech Christian To 20 Years

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/KHARTOUM (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has condemned a Sudanese court's ruling that sentenced a Czech missionary and film maker to 20 years imprisonment, while a local pastor and a Christian activist reportedly received a 12 years jail term.

NEWS WATCH: Austria, Germany, Visegrad Group Condemn Belarus Crackdown

By BosNewsLife News Center BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- The Austrian and German chancellors and prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland have condemned the arrests of dissidents in Belarus and say they support a travel ban and freeze of assets of Belarus officials.

NEWS WATCH: Czechs, Slovaks Mark 20 Years of Bloodless Divorce

Listen to BosNewsLife News report via Voice of America CzechoslovakiaBosNewsLifeRadio By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife CZECHOSLOVAKIAPRAGUE/BRATISLAVA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Czechs and Slovaks have begun observing the 20th anniversary of the break up of Czechoslovakia into two independent states, amid concerns over economic differences.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Churches Face Uncertainty With Early Elections

Listen to an earlier  BosNewsLife report via Vatican RadioRealAudioMP3 By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife czechelectionsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST  (BosNewsLife)-- Czech legislators have voted to hold early elections that are expected to be dominated by left-wing parties who oppose a plan to pay billions of dollars in compensation to churches for properties that were seized from them by the previous Communist regime.

BosNewsLife’s Week in Review: Triumphs Amid Trials As Churches Grow Despite ‘Holy War’

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Triumphs amid trials marked BosNewsLife's November 4-November 10 newsweek with a Pakistani evangelist managing to distribute Bibles in areas hit by reported Islamic violence, the Middle East's largest Christian community embracing a new leader, while in Africa Christians died in attacks.