Politics

Fischer on visit to Rome, city of Treaties

The two-day Italian visit of the Czech Premier between Lisbon and the Concordat. Great satisfaction for the EU signature by Klaus, while the ratification of the treaty with the Church seems still to be quite far off. The Czech Prime Minister, Jan Fischer, arrived...

Prague still on the political chessboard of the antimissile shield

The Obama administration plans to set up a new antimissile program which would also include, besides the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. Prague is looking to see what is going to happen on the political scene, while Moscow and Washington are weighing each other...

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...

A country awaiting stability

Concern over the Czech Republic political class and chance to pursue the dream of the Velvet Revolution while the economy is slowly climbing along the path of recovery Scandals, spying, stolen photographs, eggs and stones at the centre of the debate between the parties....

In the Death of a real Socialist

Last May Professor Venek Silhan died. He was also a politician, an economist, an academician, one of the protagonist of the Prague Spring and, after that, of the disapproval against the normalisation imposed by the regime. Among the principal creators, in the second half...

Are the Czechs Eurosceptic? No, it’s only appearance

Luigi Offeddu, correspondent in Brussels for the “Corriere della Sera”, expresses his views to Progetto Republica Ceca on the semester of the Czech presidency “Let’s not be deceived by appearances: the Czech Lion has earned entry into the European savannah and, has no intention...

Fight without quarter against drug

„The so-called soft drugs destroy the brain and young people should be aware of that“ so affirms Jiri Komorous, deputy minister of the Interiors, a super policeman who’s also a champion of the fight against drug trade Mr. Komorous, you are told to be...

Europe’s future passes through Prague

The Lisbon Treaty is now expecting an important “yes” from one of its most bitter enemies, the Czech president, Vaclav Klaus. The EU Czech presidency, which is just finished, has curbed the amount of Euroskepticism among the population. Numerous European citizens, including the Czech...

No hurry for the Euro in Prague

The International Monetary fund advocates fast-track adoption of the Euro in Eastern Europe At the beginning of April, the Financial Times (FT) cited a confidential report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calling for the relaxation of the terms foreseen by the Maastricht agreement,...

Statistician Jan Fischer to be appointed premier

By the first decade of May, Mirek Topolanek’s Government, which had to face a vote of no confidence at the end of March, will definitively pass the baton on to a new technical and provisional executive guided by Jan Fisher himself. It was actually...