Another step closer to no-deal Brexit?

British MPs said no to no-deal Brexit scenario and have sent PM Theresa May back to negotiate. But the EU says there is not much to negotiate considering the UK red lines. So is the likelihood of no-deal Brexit increasing again or do you see some room for negotiations of some alternative to Irish backstop? (Of course, we do not know what exactly would be a plan that would find a majority in the House of Commons).  Read few comments.


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What does Czechoslovakia mean for the West?

Do you think there is some message of Czechoslovakia that was established in 1918 that still resonates in the West, means beyond Czech and Slovak Republic? Read few comments. (Of course, we just witnessed some high profile Western visits in the region, and every Embassy is celebrating 100 years of Czechoslovakia and 25 years of diplomatic relations with Czechia and Slovakia).

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Czech presidential elections: Looking for anti-Zeman?

There is a discussion if any Czech presidential candidate is something more than just anti-Zeman. Do you think that anybody who wants to beat Milos Zeman must be something more that just anti-Zeman? Does this debate make even sense when Zeman is such a polarized figure and incumbent so it is basically impossible not to present itself at least a bit as anti-Zeman to beat him? Read few comments.
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Czech election: Babis’s ANO looks to be assured of placing first

Czech parliament election takes place in one month and it seem that ANO position is pretty safe. But is it really? And ANO might still need a coalition partner(s), is this a main challenge for Andrej Babis? Read few comments.
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Looking for a “Czech Kiska”?

It is just one poll, but according to this one Jiří Drahoš would defeat incumbent Miloš Zeman in presidential election second round. So would you say Zeman might be in some troubles in terms of being reelected,  do you think he may change a bit his behavior, statements? Read few comments.

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China’s President Xi Jinping visited Prague. What does it mean for Czech Republic?

Chinese President Xi Jinping just visited Czech Republic. Prague and Beijing also signed a document on strategic partnership. If we are talking a bit more in general what can a relatively small country like Czech Republic expect from China and would you say that could be any reason why Czech Rep. should be careful or worried about deepening partnership with China? Read few comments.

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What does it mean?: Top Czech ex-politician David Rath sentences to 8,5 years in corruption case

Has this case somehow changed Czech Republic? Read few comments by Seán Hanley, Senior Lecturer in East European Politics, University College London.

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