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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 […]

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 […]

Tropical Fish, Beer, Porno­graphy and Havel

Tropical Fish, Beer, Porno­graphy and Havel

Czech president Vaclav Klaus will soon leave office, and as only the second leader of post-revolution Czech Republic, he spends much time attacking and devaluing his predecessor’s legacy. One day he refers to “nothing but holes in the walls” he allegedly found in Prague Castle when he took over from Vaclav Havel, suggesting the former […]

Havel’s Legacy, Forsaken?

Havel’s Legacy, Forsaken?

Vaclav Havel died a year ago, so some Czechs are naturally talking about how the former president, dissident, and champion of human rights would see the world today. Would he still wear that iconic smile, shy yet savvy? Certainly, he would welcome the political opening in Burma and the April election of Aung San Suu […]

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