Politics

Zeman and his strange EU friendship

He proclaimed himself pro-European ever since he took office, but has also criticized Brussels on several occasions He ordered the flag of the European Union to be hoisted on the Prague Castle, and invited, to his inauguration ceremony at Hradčany, the President of the...

In Rome with Havel in mind

Two years since he entered office in the Italian capital, an interview with Ambassador Buriánek, among memories and the present Now fifty years old, with a wife, three children and a well-rounded curriculum between the Old Europe and the United States. Above all, a...

“Politics? Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”

The young Czechs and politics: indifference hidden behind smartphones, annoyance and glowing confidence in the destinies of the economy and the market “It was half past three and on the pavement near Wenceslas square there was a group of punks sitting, and a young...

Miloš Zeman: Now I Conduct

When Miloš Zeman decided to run for president last year, his ambition was not solely to indulge in a prestigious five-year stay at the Castle, and admire the panorama from the higher area of Hradčany in Prague, perhaps with a glass of his favorite...

Zeman defeats Schwarzenberg again while the Kremlin remains in the background

The war of the last few months, fought over the slippery subject of diplomacy and concerning the nomination of the new Czech ambassadors, is destined to conclude, as the evidence leads us to believe, in favour of President Miloš Zeman, to the barely concealed...

Zeman, a slightly diplomatic president

The first president to be elected directly by citizens is the former Social Democratic Prime Minister. Mixed reactions from abroad In Europe, Prague turns over a new leaf. And it does so by choosing as President a man who really understands politics. An old...

Presidential 2013, communist variable

The Czech Communist Party of Moravia (KSČM, Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy) – known in Europe as being closest to old Soviet traditions – will, in all likelihood, play a decisive role in the election of the next President of the Czech Republic, that will take...

Rome – Prague friends with derogation

The premier on a visit to Rome: the commercial interchange is good, but can be improved. Discordant opinions on the euro and Eurobonds but “we are very close allies” on many issues After a roller-coaster tour between the U.S., Brussels, domestic and European commitments,...

The restitutions blessed by Klaus

Despite widespread public opposition and vehement protests from the Left parties, the bill on the restitution to Churches and religious orders of confiscated possessions during the communist regime (in former Czechoslovakia), is about to be approved. Prevailing is the will of the present centre-right...

Prague and the Tymoshenko affair

After the conviction of the former Ukrainian prime minister, her husband soon obtained political asylum in the Czech Republic. The Tymoshenko affair runs the risk of remaining in the news, as the main European and international diplomatic issue, for quite a long time. Not...