Politics

The hot autumn after the crisis

From Seoul to Brussels, the G20 and EU solutions on future rules. What about Prague? Once again, 2 years after the crisis, we talk about exit strategy. There have been discussions in Seoul, at the G20 meeting, in Brussels and at the European Council...

“I a tigress premier? I know how to command respect”

Interview with Iveta Radicova, first woman as head of government in a post-communist Central European country. “We have shown that even small States can express their own views and uphold them against the great European political powers. Slovakia in Brussels is an interlocutor of...

The Czech Republic and Slovakia: different twins

Just one visit from 1993 to 1997, but in 17 years, well over 100 hundred agreements between the two states. Two twins grown up together through adolescence who, side by side, learnt to walk and then separated during the most important part of their...

Social = Communism. A difficult equation to solve

The Czech philosopher Vaclav Belohradsky rejects the success of the Top 09 and Public Affairs: but the Social Democracy party will not recover consensus so soon Those who were hoping to see the downfall – just as the phenomenon of the new Czech parties...

SOS Corruption

Sensational initiative by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic (AmCham), which called for a quick law reform on public tenders. “Corruption may be banished only when society – including the business community – demands it. ” said Weston Stacey, director of...

Prague’s silence is not appreciated by Brussels

The Eu Commission has asked for an explanation over the purchase of the new transport planes by the Czech Air Force “My objective is to restore to the Czech Armed Forces, the prestige which had been ruined by a series of scandals and suspicious...

“I promise you a government marked by economic rigour”

Exclusive interview with Petr Nečas, new Prime Minister of the Czech Republic “I am not a saint, but I may tell you out loud that I am not one who steals or who may be subject to bribe”. A forty-six year old Moravian from...

Euro, love-hate. Restraint in Prague on its adoption

After the Greek financial tragedy, outsiders from the Eurozone, including the Czech Republic, have slowed down their race. The safe haven of the Eurozone does not seem so appealing anymore to many Central Eastern European Countries. The Greek crisis, which has cast doubts on...

Future government

Almost certain the relative majority of the Social Democrats. Among the many possible scenarios, also the return to power of the Communists, just over twenty years from the Velvet revolution. Just over a month before the elections for the renewal of the Chamber of...

The Czechs: these Eurosceptics

Diffidence by the Czechs towards Europe. A bluff or a question of integration? From enhanced cooperation to de facto exclusion: how to enable growth of the Union despite divisions It is quite understandable that Czechs fear integration which necessarily includes rules. Frankly speaking, though,...