Politics

The Mine in Turów, Prague Asks for EU Help

The new Polish trend of the Czech foreign policy, between success at the European summit and disagreements with Russia and China Meanwhile, President Zeman praises “the excellent state of bilateral relations with Rome” Among the completion of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) which was...

Prague at loggerheads with Moscow

The Czech Republic approaches the USA and ditches Beijing on 5G. In the context of diplomatic events, Covid-19 and the blunder with Italy In the midst of a Coronavirus emergency, among countries on their knees and serene islands, amid more restrictive and relaxed approaches,...

Prague, EU and coronavirus, between money and solidarity

The new and old challenges of Czech foreign policy in a world turned upside down by the pandemic The epidemic has overshadowed the other diplomatic clashes, from the European budget to digital tax. And China is not merely watching While waiting to understand what...

The new media bosses, a danger to freedom?

Czech media outlets, which in the past were owned mostly by foreigners, are now nearly entirely in the hands of local tycoons An oligarchization of the market is taking place, with prominent “impure” editors having political ambitions and the goal of reaching stronger influence...

After China Prague also breaks up with Russia

Friction over the NGO banned by the Kremlin and a monument, disputed by the Russians, which should be erected in Prague Regarding the EU, the issue of migrants and quotas remains. The Czech government also says no to 40 unaccompanied minors stationed in Greece...

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...