Category: Politics

Czech Republic vs. Czechia

I never thought that one day I would write anything like that: Some people strongly oppose the use of the name Czech Republic. Instead, they want you to use the short form Czechia. The...

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Red Shorts Hoisted on Prague Castle

The political artist group “Ztohoven” has hoisted red boxer shorts on Prague castle, replacing the official Czech flag, to protest president Zeman’s close alliance with the Chinese government.  

Czech President Offered as Gift to Russia

A group of Czech artists and intellectuals shows their gratitude to Russia by offering their president Miloš Zeman as a donation. Czech generosity works in mysterious ways.

The Reason Why You Should Vote

This campaign spot of the Social Democrats for the upcoming EU election has received mixed responses. The spot apparently tries to interest young voters for political issues by drawing the far, far-fetched connection to...

Prague Town Hall Dislikes Anti-Racist Use of Czech Flag

The project “Selection Procedure for Czech-Roma Flag” has received negative responses not only from anti-Roma groups. The municipality of Prague 7 has now decided to prosecute the Slovak artist Tomáš Rafa for misusing the Czech flag...

Velvet Carnival

A short teaser for the Velvet Carnival on November 17 – certainly worth a visit:

A Finger on the River for the Castle

David Černý, the “general provocateur” of the republic, has sent a clear message to president Zeman when he let a purple finger float down the Vltava river, directed to the castle. Find further...

New “Akce Praha” Ahead?

So the Minister of Interior has proclaimed to recruit thousands of police officers in 2014. Can we hope to see another recruitment campaign like “Akce Praha” from 2007 that managed to draw hordes of...

Narcissus for Václav Klaus

There is a group on Facebook inviting people to lay down daffodils in the centre of Prague on March 7.

Á pojď mi hop!

Actually I wanted to finish with posts about Zeman but now I cannot miss that one. If you don’t watch Czech TV, start with the original advertising spot – otherwise just skip it: Then...