The Czech Republic is a Central European country bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. It has over 10 million inhabitants and its capital is Prague.
The Czech Republic for much of its history belonged at various times to the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire. It formed part of Czechoslovakia following World War 1, until the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule there in 1989. It gained independence in 1993. This page collates all of DW's content on the Czech Republic.
For most Czechs and Slovaks who were alive 50 years ago, the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia that began the night of August 20, 1968 is etched in their mind. The "Prague Spring" was crushed with the arrival of 2,000 and 500,000 troops. Over 80 civilians were killed. Alexa Dvorson takes us back.
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According to a study released during the week, the amount of German anti-Semitic content on the internet has grown massively in the last 10 years, has permeated mainstream society, and is increasingly extreme. Dr. Tomas Kraus is Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic. What's driving this anti-Semitism?
Each year the great and the good decamp from the Czech capital Prague to the spa town of Karlovy Vary for its legendary film festival, and this year is no exception. Shawshank Redemption star Tim Robbins has been on hand to lend some A-list Hollywood glamor to the red carpet. Rob Cameron is there and has this report.
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The Czech Republic has a new government. Prime minister, billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, will lead a new cabinet, a minority coalition with the Social Democrats, propped up by the Communist Party. The head of the Social Democrats will be a busy man, he’s simultaneously filling the role of deputy prime minister, interior minister and also foreign minister. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.
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