Politics

From the Balkans to Prague and back

The United Nations denounce the detention conditions of irregular migrants and asylum seekers in the Czech Republic as unacceptable. The spark that led to a reflection on the relationship between Czechs and migrants In the middle of the former Yugoslavia, away from the megaphones...

If Prague turns its back on refugees

In the Czech Republic xenophobia is growing and the government in Prague opposes the EU quota system The nightmare that masses of refugees could invade Prague Castle and camp at Wenceslas Square, has terrified the Czechs for several months. It was enough that Italy,...

Babiš discovers America

The Ano movement, led by the billionaire deputy premier, makes its debut in foreign policy adopting a line of staunch Atlanticism. The boomerang effect of the recent American tour After more than a year of government and an unclear attitude in foreign policy and...

The arm wrestle between the Castle and Černín palace

Foreign policy divides the Czech Republic: on one side are Zeman’s pro-Russian words, on the other is the pro-EU Zaorálek. The relations with the USA and Brussels, who resent the words of the head of state, are also at stake Two fired up frontlines...

Prague and Washington become more distant

The legend of Havel seems far behind us and Prime Minister Sobotka is not being welcomed by Obama. Pro-Russian statements from Zeman annoy their faithful US allies Relations between the Czech Republic and the United States have entered into an era of uncertainty, abandoning...

The Eu is of no interest to Czechs

A worrying turnout in the European elections: only 18.2% voted Babiš wins, but in view of the Commissioners’ choice, it will be tough to make the Czech vote count The European elections in late May certainly did not cause upheavals in the majority who...

Ukrainian crisis: the return of the spectre of the US shield

The clash between Kiev and Moscow has reopened the debate on the American missile defence project in the Czech Republic and Poland According to Czech diplomacy, the Ukrainian events are one of the most critical moments in the relations between Russia and the EU...

Babiš sets his sights higher

With all the polls favouring him, the billionaire Minister today is the true protagonist of Czech politics and his ambitions are growing. Sobotka has been warned Following his surprising electoral success last autumn, and the subsequent entry into the government, billionaire and politician Andrej...

Dreaming of a Moscow spring

In memory of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian poet and dissident who died last November. In August 1968, she challenged the Kremlin in defense of occupied Czechoslovakia The story of Gorbanevskaya shows that relations between Prague and Moscow are far more complex than stories about the...

From Prague a European wind

The new government has stopped waving the banner of Euro scepticism, and entry into the Eurozone might not be so far off Sobotka will have to keep the balance with Babiš and the awkward president Zeman Sobotka will have to maintain the relations with Babiš and...