An estimated 6 million refugees have poured out of Ukraine as they flee Russia's invasion. Their welcome in central Europe has been generous and genuine. Now some hosts are also considering potential benefits.
The Czech Republic and Slovakia rely heavily on Russian gas imports. Now, the Ukraine war and skyrocketing gas costs have forced both countries to consider other energy sources.
23 Aug 2021
Health care workers came to be seen as heroes during the coronavirus pandemic, now young Czechs are thronging to join the profession.
19 Mar 2021
Hundreds of Roma women who were involuntarily sterilized in communist Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 80s could finally receive compensation.
10 Oct 2020
After Belarus accused Lithuania and Poland of "destructive" meddling, several EU countries temporarily pulled their envoys out of Minsk. Bulgaria called for "immediate and unconditional" release of political prisoners.
18 Aug 2020
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged the Czech Republic not to team up with Russia and China on energy policy. During a visit to Prague, he called the recent Belarus unrest a sign of creeping "authoritarianism."
13 Jun 2020
In the Czech Republic, the media ecosystem is plagued by disinformation. A group of PR professionals have teamed up to cut off dodgy outlets from their main, and often only, source of income — online ads.
27 Apr 2020
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30 Nov 2019
Déjà vu in Czech Republic and Slovakia, 30 years after Velvet Revolution?
10 Nov 2019
A recent report alleged government officials in Hungary and the Czech Republic misused €59 billion in farming subsidies. But the EU Commission pushed back, saying it has "zero tolerance" to fraud.
7 May 2019
Protesters packed the streets of Prague, blowing whistles and chanting: "We are not blind." Many worry that the Czech Republic's new justice minister could meddle in a criminal case against the prime minister.
3 Dec 2018
Despite rejecting refugees, the Czech Republic has been recruiting migrants to keep its economy running. But as companies cut corners to get foreign workers, the trend is becoming a new vehicle for populist politics.