Friday, 22 February 2019

The Guardian

Favorit BigBoss: 'A legendary Czech brand comes back to life'

The Guardian |
17 September 2018

Heard the one about the Czech firm that's back from the brink? After Škoda's rebirth comes a two-wheel success story.

Russian presence divides Czechs 50 years after Prague Spring

The Guardian |
21 August 2018

Events of 1968 still influence debate about whether Russia should be seen as friend or foe

Czech Communists confront bitter legacy of Prague Spring

The Guardian |
13 August 2018

The ghosts of the past are returning to haunt the Czech Republic’s communists just as they become closer to gaining power than at any time in the past 30 years. A month after agreeing to prop up a minority coalition government led by the country’s second-richest person, Andrej Babis, the once all-powerful Communist party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) is being confronted with one of its most baleful legacies: the brutal crushing in 1968 known as the Prague Spring.

Statue must tell true story of Soviet 'hero', say Czechs

The Guardian |
6 August 2018

Russia has been accused of interfering in the affairs of the Czech Republic after its embassy tried to block changes to the inscription on a Soviet-era statue.

A motorbike road trip in Bohemia

The Guardian |
23 July 2018

Driving south from Prague on his custom-built motorbike our writer rhapsodises about the Bohemian scenery by day, then gets stuck into its famous beer each evening

Weir in this together: canoeing the Vltava

The Guardian |
20 June 2018

Paddling along this scenic river is a summer ritual in Bohemia. Our crew have an adventurous spirit, sunshine and beer. What could possibly go wrong?

Czech protesters inflamed by police role for Communist MP

The Guardian |
6 March 2018

Thousands of demonstrators brought the centre of Prague to a standstill on Monday night in a display of anger over the appointment of a communist-era riot squad officer to head the Czech parliament's police watchdog. Chanting "communists are murderers" and "we have had enough", protesters held sheets of paper rolled up to resemble police batons in an expression of indignation over the installation of Zdeněk Ondráček, a Czech Communist party MP, as chair of the parliament's general inspection of security forces commission.

The worst view to take on Corbyn's Czech connection is: 'Who cares?'

The Guardian |
19 February 2018

By all means debate why Jeremy Corbyn held meetings with a diplomat in the 80s. But don't pretend they are an irrelevance

Bohemian Paradise: as magical as it sounds

The Guardian |
31 January 2018

Despite its name, Bohemian Paradise is not a well-known destination – though Sky Atlantic's TV series Brittania may change that.

Czech voters to give verdict on president's anti-immigrant populism

The Guardian |
12 January 2018

The Czech president, Miloš Zeman, has been accused of promoting a climate of "vulgarity, incompetence and corruption" as the Czech Republic heads into a presidential election widely seen as a referendum on his controversial brand of anti-immigrant populism and the country's place in the western alliance.

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