Politics

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...

Backroom deal in Prague

Large protests in Prague against the new mayor and Bohuslav Svoboda against the alliance between oDS and CSSD Prague is par excellence, the city of abrupt removal from office, but it was still quite unusual to see how the new mayor – Bohuslav Svoboda,...

„Italy, my love“

Interview to the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Czech Republic, Miroslava Němcová, on the day after his visit in Rome leading a delegation of the Czech Parliament. „Our trip has been important especially because we had the possibility to discuss common interests...

Temelin, the race of giants

The Czech Republic is preparing a lucrative tender for the completion of the nuclear power plant Temelin, near the Austrian border. Three firms have expressed interest: Westinghouse, Atomstroyexport and Areva. The tender for the expansion of the Temelin nuclear power station has been suspended,...