Is the Czech Republic China’s New ‘Bridge to Europe’?

The Czech Republic is drawing closer to China. Is this a new normal or a temporary golden age? The label of China’s “bridge to Europe” has become something of a holy grail. Though no one clearly knows what that would entail, the phrase became hyped during the acceleration of Chinese relations with the Central and …

Vaclav Havel dies

Vaclav Havel, the Czech playwright who spent three-quarters of his life under conditions of dictatorship or totalitarianism, led a political revolution, and held four presidencies in two countries for 13 years, died yesterday at the age of 75. Only several days earlier, on 10 December 2011, Havel had met the Dalai Lama who was visiting …

Czech Republic committed to Tibet support ahead of EU Presidency

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Prague from 29 November to 1 December 2008 at the invitation of former Czech President Vaclav Havel and the Czech NGO, Forum 2000. The Czech Republic will head the next EU Presidency of 27 Member States for six months, taking over from France from 1st January, 2009. During this …