Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Opinion | Transitions Online

The Czech leader's remarks on NATO and Russia are a source of worry and puzzlement in some quarters.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Is a successful "trademark" still working in the current political climate and could it survive an existential crisis? The answer to this question is key for the Visegrad Four – the most visible cooperative project of post-communist countries in central Europe.

Opinion | The Huffington Post

When, in 2003, some 78% of Czechs voted in in favor of joining the European Union, the mood in the country was optimistic.

Opinion | Prague Post/ČTK

Czech president once compared Yasser Arafat to Adolf Hitler

Opinion | Radio Prague

President Miloš Zeman is just one of a number of foreign leaders who have gathered in Warsaw on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of Poland's first partially free elections, a milestone on the road to democracy in the then Eastern Bloc. But what did that historic vote mean for the opposition in Czechoslovakia at the time?

Opinion | Prague Post/ČTK

A new Iron Curtain should be lowered, all military cooperation with Russia should end, and the West should interconnect its gas and oil pipelines and stop buying Russian oil and gas, Vilém Barák writes in Lidové noviny in relation to the Russian "soft invasion" of Ukraine.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Elections to the European Parliament came and went almost unnoticed in the Czech Republic, where over 80% of voters simply ignored them. Political analyst Jiří Pehe argues that both the past and present have played a role in forming these attitudes.

Opinion | Prague Post/ČTK

The Czech Republic's policy on China has in fact turned into China's policy, Marek Švehla writes in the latest issue of Respekt, referring to Foreign Affairs Minister Lubomír Zaorálek's recent visit to Beijing and his promise that Prague will not support the independence of Tibet in any form.

Opinion | Transitions Online

How will recent elections in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia affect relations in central Europe?

Opinion | Transitions Online

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in central Europe.

Opinion | Prague Wandering

Journalists debate press influence of businessman-turned-finance minister.

Opinion | Radio Prague

At the end of last month, Prague hosted an international conference to discuss some of the issues determining the direction of today's Europe.

Opinion | TOL

If the Czech president is sincere about wanting to re-invite Uzbekista's dictator for a visit, there are some things he should know.

Opinion | Business New Europe

It is very much in the Czech national interest that the true identity of all investors in its nuclear industry be known, at least to the Czech government.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The Ukrainian crisis tells us something about central Europe's relationship with Russia.