Will NATO significantly increase its presence in CEE region?

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said that: Strengthening NATO’s eastern flank is fundamental. Do you expect that we will see NATO significantly beefing up the Eastern flank? Read few comments.

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At least one EU top job for Central and Eastern Europe?

At the European Council we have seen the resistance of CEE countries who now are asking for one EU top job. Would you say they are right in doing it, or not and why? Read few comments.

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No top job in the EU for CEE?

It seems none of the 3 top EU jobs will go to CEE region. I could change in the last minute, but it is not very realistic. Should the CEE region learn some lesson out of it, or maybe it is not so important? Read few comments.

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On Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia and gas

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What’s next for Czech Republic after the elections?

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Social Democrat-Communist government and Czech foreign policy

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Iraq War, Bush administration and Central and Eastern Europe

In 2003, before the Iraq War, the Bush administration was able to create the coalition of the willing as many CEE nations were on board. How much you would say it was a result of Washington’s pressure and how much it was a genuine support?

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Czechs to vote for new president: Why is Milos Zeman still able to attract voters?

Former leftist PM Milos Zeman is one of the front-runners (see the opinion poll). Zeman is a political veteran but for quite some time he was not active on the political scene. The first direct presidential election in the Czech Republic will be held today and tomorrow. As it is almost for sure that no candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote in the first round, a second round will be held on 25–26 January.

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EU and Central and Eastern Europe: The catching up process

Any reason to be optimistic?

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Czech President Vaclav Klaus turns 70

As the only person in the history of the Czech Republic he also held the office of Prime Minister and Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic.

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