Czech Republic

28 March 2018
The Disinformation Conundrum Premium

Despite expectations, fake news appears to have played a relatively minor role during the recent Czech presidential elections. But that doesn’t mean the popularity of such “alternative” sites should be ignored or the reasons why so many Czechs are willing to take the bait.

By Jonas Syrovatka
 
28 March 2018
When the Disinformed Get Violent

A Czech senior citizen, allegedly a fanatical supporter of an ultra-right party known for spreading disinformation, has been charged with causing train crashes in order to blame them on Islamic terrorists. From Romea.cz.

By Zdenek Rysavy
 
26 March 2018
Talk of ‘Czexit’ Rattles Czech Companies, Study Shows Premium

Though still a longshot, the Czech Republic’s possible break with the EU would apparently find support among a good chunk of society.

 
6 March 2018
Mass Rallies Rattle Czech Government Premium

Protests against appointment of communist-era riot squad member to head police watchdog morph into attacks on prime minister.

 
5 March 2018
Czech Government, Australian Company Tussle Over Lithium Bonanza Premium

Populist premier plumps for greater state role in extracting the metal, a key ingredient in electric-car batteries.

 
27 February 2018
Syrian Kurdish Leader Freed From Czech Detention

Turkey accuses Salih Muslim of helping plan Ankara bomb atrocity in 2016.

 
15 February 2018
Economic Diplomacy With Chinese Characteristics

A mysterious company is paving the New Silk Road in Eastern Europe and beyond. From China Digital Times.

By Martin Hala
 
1 February 2018
CEE Braces for Proposed EU Farm Subsidy Cuts Premium

Czech Republic says big farmers must be protected; Hungary and Poland mull bigger contributions to EU budget.

 
31 January 2018
Cafe Society Versus the Czech Pub
The re-election of Zeman as Czech president exposes the opportunities and the limits of Moscow's meddling, along with a rift in Czech society. From Raam op Rusland.
By Mark Galeotti
 
29 January 2018
Lessons Not Learned Premium

The Czech Republic could have prevented another populist victory by taking a closer look at neighboring Slovakia’s recent history.

By Martin Ehl
 

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