Politics

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...

Direct election of the Czech President: mirror of democracy or demagogy?

A look at the Czech constitutional reform five years later “Trump’s decision (to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem) makes me happy because when I visited Israel four years ago, I said I would like to take the same step with...

2017 Elections: Where Storks Dare

The October elections seem to be as predicted: ANO and his founder Andrej Babiš are the main favorites. However, which will be the ruling coalition is nothing but yet a puzzle With less than three weeks to go for the election in the House...

Macron brings back euro-optimism, but Prague waits for the October vote

The Czech Republic lies at the crossroads between greater integration in the EU or marginalization, the euro and the crown, and solidarity and nationalism. Babiš, the probable future Czech prime minister, is ready to say no to the Eurozone and the dictates of Brussels The...

Trump and Zeman, friends or possibly not quite so

Visit to the White House postponed – a minor setback or a misunderstanding? According to the diplomatic circles the official invitation has never been made The visit of the Czech president Miloš Zeman to the White House was not only expected at the Prague...