This winter a culture train is connecting Prague and Dresden featuring writers and artists from Germany and the Czech Republic. It's part of a drive for greater cultural cooperation between the two cities.
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.
Despite heavy rain, thousands of Czech and Slovak troops marched through Prague in the city's biggest military parade in decades. The event celebrates a century since the founding of now long-dissolved Czechoslovakia.
In 1968, Soviet troops marched into Czechoslovakia, ending the brief, exuberant Prague Spring. The legacy of the invasion is evident in the modern-day Czech Republic — one need look no further than the prime minister.
Prague has always been big on upping the Czech Republic’s nuclear power capacity, but less so on how to finance it. As Brussels looks on with dread, Moscow may be about to ferment more discord on the EU's eastern edges.
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