Czech Republic

18 October 2018
A Crisis of Liberal Democracy? Not on the Local Level

Local elections in the Czech Republic and Poland demonstrate that not all is lost.

By Martin Ehl
4 October 2018
The Nation State is Obsolete Premium

The hundreds of hackers gathering in Prague this week will see firsthand how the city’s crypto-anarchists are building a new social order, and how their movement is growing.

By Wasse Jonkhans
7 September 2018
Slovenian Extremist Arrested After Armed March Premium

Nationalist paramilitaries are also on the rise in the Czech Republic, spy agency claims.

29 August 2018
Unlucky Eight for the Czechs? Premium

Coming to terms with so many conflicting anniversaries in 2018 is even harder when national narratives and knowledge of history are lacking. 

By Martin Ehl
21 August 2018
A Low-key Czech and Slovak Commemoration of 1968 Soviet Invasion Premium

Many Russians still believe the massive show of force was justified in order to stave off a NATO incursion.

19 July 2018
Czech Police Holding Suspected Tiger-Part Smugglers Premium

Men accused of killing tigers and other animals bred in captivity as raw material for Chinese medicines.

16 July 2018
Visegrad Countries Put Up United Front Against Illegal Migrants Premium

Slovakia has been the only V4 country to express willingness to take in up to 1,200 migrants, but only with the government’s consent.

4 July 2018
Skateboards? Check. Passion? Check. Grenades? Check That Too Premium

Documentary about the birth of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia shows the lengths passion and creativity can go to.

4 July 2018
Getting Creative With the Rule of Law Premium

Attempts to bend – and even break – the judicial system throughout Central Europe do not bode well for the future of the sector’s independence in the region.

By Martin Ehl
3 July 2018
Central and Eastern Europe See Record Low Unemployment Premium

Despite strong growth, region’s economies still struggle to create skilled jobs and retain young workers.



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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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