Politics

The Czech Republic and the International Scene

The municipal authorities in Prague are seriously putting a strain on the diplomatic relations of the Czech Republic with China and Russia. On the Eu front, Czech Republic highly critical of welcoming migrants In the past few months, the relations of the Czech Republic with...

A fight for the climate in the Czech Republic? Yes and no…

Tackling emissions costs. The Prague government reconsiders it but wants reassurances and the help of the big polluters. Coal is being cut down on, but atomic energy remains in the energy mix Regarding the production of energy from coal and the reduction of emissions...

Chinese teachings in Prague

The visit to Prague of the Italian Undersecretary Michele Geraci and a background doubt: who benefits from the agreements with Beijing? For the Czech Republic, China is the second country of origin for imports. Conversely, China is the 18th state of Czech exports’ destination...

Babiš, amid international alliances and protests

The prime minister resists, despite the accusations of conflict of interest and street protests. Now, he is focusing entirely on the new weight of Prague and the V4 in the EU At home Babiš does not seem to have a real opponent, while he...

Prague towards a V4 presidency in a populist EU?

The stability or affirmation of the sovereign parties and the news coming from Slovakia: the Visegrad axis is at risk The Czech Republic and its position of protecting “the national interests” with or without the V4 Only 108 out of 705 seats of the...

The undervalued elections

Among the artfully orchestrated conflict and disinterest, the EU elections in the Czech Republic promise to be simple to read: Babiš and abstentionism will win The Czech Republic, where Euroscepticism has long been at home, is approaching the key date of the European elections...

The newcomer who stands up to Zeman

Tomáš Petříček came to the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry in a completely unexpected way and proved himself the political surprise of the last few months Nominated as a compromise solution – to find eventually the last piece of the complicated coalition government...

Prague, the capital trembles?

Following the failure of mayor Adriana Krnáčová, the Prague voters decided to renew the political scene of the capital by trusting in new parties and civic movements City council divided into five alliances of almost equal consistency, a dismissal of historical parties and rejection...

Receiving migrants is no longer mandatory, Prague cries victory

EU increasingly divided on the management of the crisis. The four of Visegrád find the support of Austria and Salvini’s Italy. Babiš: “Immigration is not our problem, but we are ready to help Rome and Athens financially” “Not in my backyard”. This is the...

Foreign Affairs, internal tensions

The latest Czech difficulties in assuming unique positions in international relations, between a government that looks to the West and a president looking out East Over the last few months, foreign policy has not been allowing quiet downtimes in any of the Western countries...