Czech Republic

I always judge a hotel by its club sandwich

20 April 2024 9:00 am

As a child I was fascinated by the exotic names of certain cities: Havana, Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles…

Do all MI6 men wear such quirky cufflinks?

19 August 2023 9:00 am

‘You’re late. About four years too late.’ The lady in the car-hire office gave a casual shrug and turned her…

Can the Czech Republic challenge Europe’s vaccine orthodoxy?

30 January 2022 9:30 pm

The Omicron wave has left European counties standing at a crossroads this year. Despite the relative mildness of Omicron compared…

Czexit could be closer than we think

3 October 2021 4:12 pm

Is Czexit closer than we think? Ahead of the Czech general elections in October, the rise of an anti-EU party…

Why isn't the West standing up for the Czech Republic?

28 April 2021 12:59 am

The discovery by Czech intelligence services that a bombing of an ammunitions and weapons depot in 2014 that killed two…

Two spies, an explosion, and the new Czech rift with Russia

20 April 2021 12:28 am

‘Putin is a murderer,’ read the signs carried by protestors outside the Russian Embassy in Prague on Sunday. On Saturday…

Europe's human rights judges are right not to ban compulsory vaccines

9 April 2021 10:29 pm

If you think public health authorities in England are overbearing, spare a thought for the Czechs. Parents who fail to…

Russia's Sputnik vaccine is causing political chaos in Central Europe

8 April 2021 11:35 pm

A joke is doing the rounds in the Czech Republic that the world’s highest Covid mortality rate can, in actual…

The growing alliance between Central Europe and Israel

20 March 2021 1:19 am

In 2018, the Czech President Miloš Zeman promised in a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel…

The remarkable rise of the Czech Pirate party

23 February 2021 9:50 pm

A new party is riding high in the Czech Republic, with the wind of change in its sails. Polls now…

Germany's border controls risk an EU rupture

15 February 2021 11:34 pm

On Sunday, Germany halted most travel for those moving between the country and its neighbouring Czech Republic and Austria. After the…

Central Europe’s vaccine scepticism problem

3 February 2021 3:47 am

Countries around the world are in a race against time to vaccinate their populations against Covid-19. But there is one…

Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

Modernist architecture only worked for the wealthy

4 August 2018 9:00 am

It was Le Corbusier who famously wrote that ‘A house is a machine for living in’ (‘Une maison est une…

How Vladimir Putin is waging war on the West – and winning

21 February 2015 9:00 am

The Russian President has been trying to draw a new Iron Curtain across Europe

Václav Klaus: The lies Europe tells about Russia

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Václav Klaus, the former Czech president, on David Cameron, the EU, Russia — and the end of free speech

Roger Scruton’s diary: Finding Scrutopia in the Czech Republic

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Hay-making was easy this year, and over in good time for a holiday. I am opposed to holidays, having worked…