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?
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.
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.
Bronislaw Komorowski has won Poland’s presidential election. He gained 53.01% of the vote. His rival Jaroslaw Kaczynski received 46.99% of the vote.
According to Czech Military Intelligence Agency belong the activities of the Russian intelligence agencies on the Czech soil to the riskiest considering the security environment in Czech Rep.
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The Second World War ended in Europe 65 years ago, on May 8, 1945. The Soviet Army was everywhere in the Central and Easter Europe and the Cold War was knocking on the door.
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The relations between the US and Central a Eastern Europe are influence by some criticism but also by some immature reactions. But the meeting was a new opportunity. At least the symbolic one.
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