Politics

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...

Mario Monti: “the Euro is not in crisis”

“The Euro is not in crisis, but rather, an anchor of stability” Professor Mario Monti – president of the Bocconi University, ex European commissioner for Competition and the Internal market, during an interview granted to us in Prague – comments on the latest signs...

European vocation and National pride

the national identities are not and must not be a factor of social disintegration, nor is their essence or – as in the case of italy – their re-discovery, to be considered as alternative or contrary to the idea of a united Europe Once...

The two enemies

The political panorama is continuously revived by the recurrent controversy between president Václav Klaus and the foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg The typical skirmishes between the head of state Vaclav Klaus (69 years of age) and the Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg (73) are clear evidence...

The Euro and Klaus, the President sees red

The head of state, known for his Euro-scepticism, has ruled out a short-term adoption plan and even, perhaps, for the future. He has been called Euro-sceptic and defined as the Mr. no of Czech politics , but also a peacemaker or negationalist of climate...

Havel: “Dialogue and integration against social alienation ”

“The danger for Europe is creeping extremism which is crossing the continent ” declares Vaclav Havel, in an interview that he gave us the day before the Gypsy awards event The ex president of the Czech Republic and hero of the Velvet revolution, always...