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From Greens to Guns in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 04.05.2014 | World
John Feffer

When Communism collapsed in East-Central Europe, it should have been a golden opportunity for the Greens. Newly enfranchised voters were looking for something new. They were skeptical of old-style parties.

All Politics Is Local -- Also in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
John Feffer

Petr Bratsky is a firm believer in the importance of the local. He is currently in the Czech Senate, affiliated with the Civic Democratic Party founded by Vaclav Klaus in 1991 on the center right of the political spectrum.

Communist Party as Vampire: Back to the Future in the Czech Republic?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Doug Bandow

The Czech Republic is one of the most successful members of the former Soviet Empire. Yet Czechs with whom I recently spoke fear liberty is in retreat. Indeed, the former Communist Party might reenter government after elections last weekend.

Revisiting the Velvet Divorce

John Feffer | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
John Feffer

The Czech Republic and Slovakia currently enjoy a relationship that should be the envy of any two neighboring countries. The prime ministers maintain good contact. The two countries engage in joint infrastructure projects and provide joint military units for NATO operations.

Czech President Safe After Plastic Gun Attack

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

PRAGUE -- Officials say a man has attacked Czech President Vaclav Klaus with a plastic gun. Presidential spokesman Radim Ochvat says Klaus was not in...

Czech President Slams Diplomats For Supporting Gay Pride Festival

AP | KAREL JANICEK | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

PRAGUE — The Czech president lashed out Monday at 13 ambassadors for their petition in support of a gay pride festival in the Czech capital, and...

Czech Parliament To Compensate Anti-Communists

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

PRAGUE -- The Czech Parliament has approved legislation to honor and compensate members of the anti-communist movement. The bill gives members of the...

Chess, Jazz and Hockey Legends in Prague

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 09.02.2011 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

2011-07-03-Screenshot20110703at4.55.19PM.jpg World chess champion Vishy Anand visited Prague shortly before Czech president Vaclav Klaus celebrated his 70th birthday with a jazz concert at the Prague castle.

WATCH: Czech President Caught Stealing Pen In Chile

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

Could Czech President Václav Klaus be a kleptomaniac? That's the question on a lot of minds after Klaus met up with Chilean President Sebastian Pi...

Obama Prague Trip Ends On Meeting With Czech President Vaclav Klaus

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PRAGUE — President Barack Obama on Friday briskly capped his latest mission abroad, squeezing in some diplomacy with his host, Czech President V...

EU: Vaclav Klaus, Czech President, Signs Lisbon Treaty | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Vaclav Klaus, Czech president, on Tuesday signed the Lisbon treaty, ending a year-long stalemate with his fellow EU leaders and bringing the new gover...

Remembering 1989, Diversity in Post-Communist Europe

Barry D. Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry D. Wood

Today, nearly 20 years after the Berlin Wall came down, freedom and diversity are the realities in post-communist Europe.

Climate Deniers Gather In Times Square

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week, more than 600 people have gathered in New York for the International Conference on Climate Change. But it may not be what you think -- it's...

Bush Won't Get To Keep The Gifts He Amassed While In Office

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As George W. Bush learned, there's an upside to being president: He amassed a dazzling array of gifts from foreign dignitaries. But there's a downsid...

New EU President: Climate Change Is A Myth

London Times | David Charter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The European Union's new figurehead believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and has compared the union to a Communist state. The views of Pr...

Europe's Hopeful Over Obama -- But Fretful About Its Own New President

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Paul Appell

The Euro-presidency is admittedly a largely ceremonial job, and what can be accomplished in just six months is fairly limited. So why then should Americans care?

Sarkozy Attacks Czech Refusal To Fly EU Flag

Telegraph | Bruno Waterfield in Brussels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The French president sided with federalist Euro-MPs who are engaged in a bitter feud with Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president and a Eurosceptic. Seni...