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Introducing Viktor Milos

Introducing Viktor Milos

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán is seen to be infecting Miloš Zeman’s politics. It may be time to call it a day for the Czech Republic as we’ve known it for the last 20 years. Not to tire readers with the recent history of Czech internal affairs, but one thing is clear: If the country headed west […]

Riding for Erasmus

Riding for Erasmus

A dozen sturdy bikes whirr past on the sun-scorched path that weaves through the floodplains forest of the Lobau, just east of Vienna. The group say they are a “moving megaphone” for a more integrated Europe. Sprouting from the luggage-carriers above their rear wheels, the bikes sport small flags that wag in the wind, giving […]

Czech Political Turmoil

Czech Political Turmoil

      Populism coupled with a vendetta, 9 Aug. by Martin Ehl Twenty years after the Czech Republic became politically independent, comprehensive structural changes to the political system are taking place. The vote of no confidence against the cabinet of Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok, a protégé of President Miloš Zeman, and early elections [at […]

A Tour of Corrupt Prague

A Tour of Corrupt Prague

At Jungmannovo Náměstí, a small cobbled square in central Prague, a guide waits for customers for a tour that is sold as “entirely unique in the history of tourism”. Edita Čechová, dressed in tall black boots, a black cloak with a large flat cap atop her flowing blond hair, works for Corrupt Tours which, according […]

Czech PM resigns

Czech PM resigns

On 17 June, Czech Prime Minister, Petr Nečas resigned after allegations of corruption and abuse of power. Before, his chief of staff, Jana Nagyová, was arrested and charged with bribing members of parliament and misusing intelligence agents to spy on people – including, according to lawyers, the prime minister’s now estranged wife. Graft and sleaze […]

IMF wants stimulus for CEE

Prompted by Poland’s listless growth and recessions in Hungary and the Czech Republic, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended short-term stimulus policies for much of Central Europe in May, according to The Wall Street Journal Europe. After vigorous growth in the 2000s, Poland has stagnated in 2013 and had only 0.1% growth in the first […]

A Czech Legal Revolution

A Czech Legal Revolution

Artur Ostrý orders pizzas every Friday for an in-house lunch with his colleagues in his small law office in Prague’s posh Anděl business district. Here they sit around the table in a meeting room and prepare for the revolution. No other word could better characterise the coming change to the Czech legal system from January […]

The Truth About Legalising Drugs

Three years after decriminalisation, Prague is slowly but surely replacing Amsterdam as the mecca of Europe’s drug scene. “Cannabis has become somewhat of a complimentary item for a lot of tourists,” says Karolina Korvasova, a part-time guide. “Dumplings, beer, marijuana – this seems to be the young man’s tourist diet here in Prague.” In January […]

Central Europe’s Nationalist Paradox

Central Europe’s Nationalist Paradox

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, a nationalist? On the contrary. Would he then sign partnership agreements with large foreign investors? And Slovakia’s Robert Fico picking up right-wing voters and thus shifting toward nationalism? Hardly, or he wouldn’t be dedicating so much energy to saving the country’s largest private employer, the U.S. Steel ironworks in Kosice, which the […]

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