Czech Ombudsman Stanislav Křeček is not just ineducable, he is directly erecting barriers out of sheer incompetence.
The pandemic has prompted an upswing in Chinese propaganda, but its impact is questionable.
The Czech Republic as society should be better equipped to truly integrate a disadvantaged minority. So why hasn’t it?
When foreign tourists start streaming into Prague again, they will see something not included in the usual brochures: a new-old monument in the center of Old Town Square, topped with a figure of the Virgin Mary.
In pandemic time, citizens and governments are saying: Because we don’t trust each other, we have to behave a bit more responsibly than usual.
From a geopolitical perspective, the Czech Republic is a case apart. After four decades of being “abducted” to the East, it has spent 30 years as part of the West. But in recent years, part of the country’s political elite and a large part of society have repeatedly questioned our affiliation with the West.
As invisible foreign invaders spark panic around the globe, it’s easy for democrats to get distracted from the all-too-human threats we know so well.
Jérôme Lefilliâtre, a media and business reporter at the French daily Libération, wrote a book about Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský. CJR spoke with Lefilliâtre on April 1 about Křetínský’s background, investment strategy, and incursion into the French media landscape.
Amid the pandemic, Russia, China, and others find time to debate the timing of the beginning and end of World War II and other details of years long past.
Even though the trust in the government is as high as ever, it has not proven itself as a crisis manager. Initially, it has underestimated the gravity of the situation and prepare an emergency plan in advance, i.e. as soon as January. Had it taken measures in advance such as Thai-wan (be it by ordering health inspections to all incoming to the Czech Republic or limiting the number of face masks individuals could buy), we would not have to be shutting down the whole economy. Once the virus was as close as in Italy, the Czech Minister of Health pronounced that he would not be afraid to go on holidays there. At that time, children aged between 6 and 18