Current Affairs

The Queen of all privatisations

The Civic Democratic leader (Ods) Mirek Topolanek, as a premier, defined last year as “Bolshevik” the proposal put forward by the Social Democratics (Cssd) and also supported by the Communists (Kscm) and by the Christian Democrats (Kdu-Csl) – to prohibit by law the privatisation...

The beer crisis in the home country of beer

Despite a drop in consumption, the Czech Republic still retains its world record title for the consumption of “pivo” – with about 160 litres per person a year In a Country such as the Czech Republic, considered the mother country of beer, it is...

Photovoltaic boom in Czech Republic

The generous government incentives. The bank availability to grant credits. Czechs discover that solar system is convenient, with some doubts, though… Czech Republic is going through an amazing time for the development in the photovoltaic field. An enormous development which comes totally unforeseen. Only...

Weaponry: Czech Export is Recovering

The Czech export of arms and weaponry is running at full steam, according to the newly published data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Sales to foreign customers total for 4.9bn Crown, which is the best result since the existence of the Czech...

Radio Free Europe’s new Premises in Prague

A five-floor fortress, surrounded by a very tall double fence, with reinforced gates, fitted with a sophisticated alarm system. This is Radio Free Europe’s new premises in Prague, in the Hagibor suburban neighbourhood, officially inaugurated last May. The relocation from the centre of Prague...

A Lesson in Diplomacy by the Instigator of the Velvet Revolution

Ex-President Vaclav Havel remains the landmark for the new Czech political class and for leading world figures. He symbolises the struggle for human rights and the fight for freedom Before leaving Prague during his European visit, President Obama met the former Czech President Heads...