Politics

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,...

Prague and disarmament: theatre or stage

Obama and Medvedev have signed, in the Czech capital, the Treaty on strategic arms reduction. For some politicians it represents a setback to the role of the Country in Us foreign policy. The American president intended to reassure the leaders of the Central European...

The Queen of all privatisations

The Civic Democratic leader (Ods) Mirek Topolanek, as a premier, defined last year as “Bolshevik” the proposal put forward by the Social Democratics (Cssd) and also supported by the Communists (Kscm) and by the Christian Democrats (Kdu-Csl) – to prohibit by law the privatisation...

The Quadriga for Havel in Berlin after twenty years

To celebrate the anniversary of the Fall of the Wall, Germany pays homage to the hero of the Velvet Revolution Berlin – “International solidarity strongly contributed towards helping the dissent of East Europe. This is why today we must sustain the fight of populations...

November 1989 – The fall of the Berlin Wall and the rebirth of a New Europe

For a deeper insight into the extraordinary chapter of history of our continent, represented by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we turned to Filippo Maria Pandolfi, Italian (Finance, Treasury, Industry and Agriculture) minister for many years and then, from 1989 to 1993, Vice-president...

Fischer on visit to Rome, city of Treaties

The two-day Italian visit of the Czech Premier between Lisbon and the Concordat. Great satisfaction for the EU signature by Klaus, while the ratification of the treaty with the Church seems still to be quite far off. The Czech Prime Minister, Jan Fischer, arrived...

Prague still on the political chessboard of the antimissile shield

The Obama administration plans to set up a new antimissile program which would also include, besides the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. Prague is looking to see what is going to happen on the political scene, while Moscow and Washington are weighing each other...

Weaponry: Czech Export is Recovering

The Czech export of arms and weaponry is running at full steam, according to the newly published data from the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Sales to foreign customers total for 4.9bn Crown, which is the best result since the existence of the Czech...