Politics

Msv 2011 a sign of recovery

Many positive signs, in early October, starting with the 53rd edition of the Mechanical Engineering Fair in Brno, even if operators are rather cautious about the future, with particular concerns over the Eurozone crisis. In a country such as the Czech Republic – where...

The Extreme right rise again

In the Czech Republic they have returned to the headlines of newspapers, the Tv news and internet sites, causing debate amongst politicians and columnists. The question is simple: what should we expect? Nationalism is coming back into force and it is not a coincidence...

“The Caucasus? A crtical geographical zone even for Prague“

Ivan Jestřáb, the ambassador of the Czech Republic in Tbilisi, speaks about the European Neighbourhood Policies and of the current Russian ambitions, three years after the conflict in South Ossetia. “Don’t leave Georgia, don’t allow the country to feel isolated from the rest of...

“Swaying” ties between Moscow and Prague

The two Countries come closer and move away from each other: on the one hand, Russian influence and Czech energy dependence, on the other, the negative experience of the past century. Like a prism, with more colours and shades, relations and sentiments between Prague...

Czech Republic and Italy frontier countries. We understand each other”

Pasquale D’Avino, the new Italian ambassador in the Czech Republic, rejects the binomial of Czechs = eurosceptics”. This is a country which is making a huge contribution to Europe. Regarding the Eu opening to the Balkans and the crisis in north Africa the Czech...

Germany in the Czech Republic, when the driving force starts to lose patience

Prague does not take German nuclear energy rejection lightly The Czech Republic continues to be the best location to do business out of the ex-communist nations in Central and Eastern Europe. However, with regards to transparency on public building contracts, corruption and crime, if...

EU or Nato? A non-issue

Czech foreign policy set within the context of continental defense The recent rejection by the Czech government and criticism by President Klaus regarding the foreign policy document, presented by Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, have drawn attention to the role of the Czech Republic within...

Prague and Berlin, very close friends despite the issues of the past

The Czech Republic and Germany have built up excellent relations, especially after the fall of the Warsaw Pact, reducing fears of German claims on the Sudeten issue Germany and the Czech Republic must “look to the future”. This is the diplomatic imperative of both...

Integration of immigrants, an opportunity for European growth

Basically, it is integration that is lacking or is nonexistent in many regions of Europe. The Czech Republic, for example, has still a long way to go Another new regional crisis has broken out on the borders of Europe. A revolutionary wave has swept...

The Czech business Yeti and the Triestine Lion

The story of a contested “love” which could see its fruits with the Generali-Ppf Group joint venture The Kellner issue was the fuse that sparked the latest contrast within the Italian company before Geronzi’s resignation. Nobody knows exactly what weight the contrast had over...