Monday, 9 December 2019
Opinion | The Guardian

Prague has long an uneasy relationship with monuments to its history – but 30 years since the fall of the communist regime, that could be about to change.

Opinion | Telegraph.co.uk

We all think of the fall of the Berlin Wall as the moment that the Iron Curtain, from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, came crashing down 30 years ago. Of course, it was far from straightforward and the roll back of communist power was far from universal.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

Scientists are often good at spotting the problems but when it comes to large scale solutions, they might offer cures that are worse than the disease.

Opinion | Transitions Online

I didn't realize how well things had turned out until I started to reflect on the early '90s.

Opinion | The Slovak Spectator

Many older Slovaks are nostalgic of the job security and the flats they got "from the state for free" before 1989.

Opinion | Balkan Insight

When the Czech cyber security agency issued an unprecedented warning against China's telecoms giant, politicians clashed over national security. But was it anything more than political theatre?

Opinion | The Hill

There are things the Czechs themselves still can do to teach China that it doesn't hold all the cards, that retaliation can be a two-edged sword.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The USD 2.1 bn deal for PPF to buy media company CME from AT&T is a big deal for Central Europe. CME owns popular TV stations in the CR, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Bulgaria. But it could be a political game-changer as well, for the CR in particular.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Can a new generation of activist lawyers improve the law's battered reputation in Central Europe?

Opinion | Transitions Online

After Prague's mayor went head-to-head with the Beijing city authorities over the one-China policy, it seemed inevitable that other, already shaky, forms of cooperation between the two cities would come under pressure.

Opinion | Political Critique

October sees the death of a Czech musical icon, the collapse of a troubling educational sponsorship, and confusion about the Czech military.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Thirty years have passed since the playwright president led a revolution for all of Czechoslovakia, and yet there is no solid monument to his achievements in Slovakia.

Opinion | Transitions Online

One was a singer, the other one an actor. Their deaths this month symbolize the continuing debate over the legacy of the fall of communism.

Opinion | PoliticalCritique.org

September sees protests in the Czech Republic and a fight over abortion in Slovakia.

Opinion | Transitions Online

A recent decision to move a communist-era statue in Prague reveals the perils of reassessing the past.