Milos Zeman’s attempt to discredit the country’s intelligence agency and its director, whom he despises, may work politically, but it will have serious implications for his country and its reputation abroad.
Angered and disappointed with the recent anti-abortion court ruling in her home country, a young Polish artist living in the Czech Republic is organising help for her compatriots.
Opposition to the desegregation of Czech schools is being used by extremist politicians to attract mainstream voters, including the middle class who worry about the effect on their children from the inclusive policy.
Czechs are behind only the Germans and Slovenes in terms of tourist numbers in Croatia this year, providing a glimmer of hope for an economy ravaged by Covid-19.
The Czech government hopes in the coming weeks to open negotiations with the EU to get a green light to construct a new reactor at its Dukovany II nuclear power plant costing some 6 billion euros, government officials told BIRN. But the race for the job of building the first new reactor in years is set to stoke geopolitical and domestic tensions, experts say.
The COVID outbreak may have dealt a blow to the country’s tourist sector – but in over-visited Prague, city leaders see a chance to reset an industry that was out of control on a more sustainable basis.
A briefcase stuffed with ricin… Mayors under police protection… An alleged Russian assassination plot has thrown Czech foreign policy into turmoil.
Countries across Europe have turned to China for critical medical help to battle the pandemic. For some, gratitude is a political decision.
Critics of the Czech government are watching closely for any hint it could try to follow Hungary’s lead in using the pandemic to lunge for wider powers.
The Czech Republic took swift action to try to head off the coronavirus pandemic. But the government of populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis has still caught flak.