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The first real Central European presidency, leaving aside tiny Slovenia’s debut, will be a good opportunity to turn the attention of the Union to the Eastern borders. The Czech foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg started off with floating the idea to detach the issue of Serbian membership from the case of war criminal suspect General Mladic.… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Having revealed the logo of the Czech presidency, question marks are already looming: on the eve of the the Central European republic’s act as a coordinating leader of the Union, their head-of-state,Mr. Klaus has just started his usual stunt with organizing a Eurosceptic mini-summit during his Irish state visit. Some people would argue that Mr.… » read more

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The most famous Slovaks

The Foreigner’s Guide to Living in Slovakia blog tries to enumerate the most famous Slovaks around the world. Most of them are emigrants from the former Czechoslovakia and earned their world fame abroad. According to the subjective and interesting blog post, the most famous Slovaks today who were born and raised in Slovakia are Peter… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

According to a recent poll that is quoted on the refurbished website of the Visegrad Group of Central European countries, few Czechs believe that the ‘Prague spring‘ could have brought democracy in 1968. Although the Czechoslovak Communists attempt to put a human face on Socialism was remembered with warm nostalgia after it was crushed by… » read more

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It’s been almost a year that I have analyzed the interest of the Internet-users for the Visegrad Countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Given Poland’s size still most English-language users are looking for Poland, but the American/NATO missile defense plans in Central Europe has lured more searches for the Czech Republic in the… » read more

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The four opinion research companies of CEORG monitor certain public opinion trends in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia (Visegrad countries). The economic performance of these countries have changed dramatically in the past few years and so the people feel. The former frontrunners of the club, Hungary and Czech Republic had performed much weaker… » read more

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If you’d happen to be in Milwaukee, WI until 4 May 2008, or visit the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh, UK during the summer, you can watch a great exhibition of modern Central European photography from 1918-1945. This was the time when the Habsburg Empire gave way to the modern countries of today. In this… » read more

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Globalisation connects people, societies and economies in an unprecedented way, so it is very useful to analyise the stability of countries in a comparative way. The most recent global toolkit is Jane’s Country Risk, which puts the EU in general into a favorable light, but it also highlights possible risks that will effect the lives… » read more

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The U.S. has upset the EU with granting visa free travel to Czech citizens on a bilateral basis, which was followed by similar agreements wit Hungary, Estonia and Latvia. Similar agreements are expected with other Central European countries. The new, former Communist EU member states are usually have a better relationship with the U.S. than… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal