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 people avoiding meat for environmental reasons, what other options are on the table? Maybe soon, it will be insects. Two guys from the Czech Republic are hoping to make new products from insects - and they’re not the only ones.
Macron's concessions to France's 'Yellow Vest' protesters - Britain's Brexit chaos! - Hungary's new controversial 'slave labor' law - Human rights groups slam Italy's latest crackdown on migrants - The Austro-Hungarian tradition of ballroom dancing is alive in the Czech Republic- Special Report: Bereaved parents searching for answers dating back to the GDR.
The Czech parliament has begun debating a bill to allow same-sex marriage, which, if it became law would make the Czech Republic the first former eastern bloc country to do so. It's leading to lively discussion about the merits — or otherwise — of gay marriage. From Prague, Rob Cameron reports.
The OPCW to name and shame those behind chemical weapons attacks - The growing rift between Italy and the EU – Italy's divisive debate on divorce - The Czech Republic's same-sex marriage debate – The AfD introduces a controversial online platform for kids - Former prime minister of Macedonia claims asylum in Hungary – Separating church and state in Greece - We try out Sweden's new McVegan burger.
What the US midterm election results mean for Europe – Growing support for Spain's right-wing Vox party - 100 years since the end of World War I - Germany commemorates the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht - What to do about state corruption in Hungary? - Are renewables and reforestation enough to stop global warming – How to be a polyglot - We visit Europe's oldest distillery.
What's the oldest distillery in Europe? A nice whisky, perhaps? Well the oldest whisky distillery was established in 1608. But Europe's oldest distillery of all appears to be in the Czech Republic, and this year it's celebrating its 500th anniversary. Rob Cameron has been there, and sends this report.
The end of Merkel's era in Germany – Are NATO's military exercises out of touch with the times? - Moscow wants to roll out face recognition technology - Brexit and the British rush to buy real estate in France - Marriage equality in the Czech Republic – Saving the Alps from the rigors of tourism – Courting Europe's pink vote – Ireland and citizenship – The Third Man draws tourists to Vienna
A bill has been submitted to the Czech parliament that would introduce full marriage equality into the legal code. There was no time to debate the amendment but it must be considered by the end of the year. If it becomes law, the Czech Republic would be the first country in the former communist bloc to allow gay couples to get married and not just form civil partnerships. Rob Cameron reports.