By Clara Weiss, 14 March 2020
Three decades after the restoration of capitalism and endless austerity, the health care system in Poland and the Czech Republic, as across all of Europe, is in a devastating condition.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 November 2019
On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution, hundreds of thousands demonstrated on Saturday against the corrupt right-wing government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Saturday.
By Markus Salzmann, 26 June 2019
At the biggest demonstration in the Czech Republic since the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989, participants demanded the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrei Babiš, founder of the right-wing neo-liberal party ANO.
By Markus Salzmann, 18 April 2018
Under the guise of popular protests in the Czech Republic, reactionary elements are working to advance a policy to strengthen the government along with the ruling class.
By Ulrich Rippert, 1 March 2018
The strike preparations at Skoda are part of a growing radicalisation of workers in Eastern Europe, who are no longer willing to accept conditions of extreme exploitation.
By Markus Salzmann, 2 February 2018
Acting Czech President Milos Zeman narrowly won the second round of the presidential election last Friday and Saturday.
By Markus Salzmann, 23 October 2017
Twenty-eight years after the so-called velvet revolution, the overwhelming majority of the population has lost all confidence in the country’s bourgeois democratic institutions.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 May 2017
The coalition government fell half a year before scheduled parliamentary elections, in the face of mounting tensions between its component parties.
By Markus Salzmann, 10 January 2015
Zemen said something was “wrong” with both Ukraine and the EU, which did not condemn the demonstration.
By Markus Salzmann, 22 November 2014
At celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the so-called Velvet Revolution supporters of the Ukraine regime denounced President Zeman.
By Markus Salzmann, 27 February 2014
The new Czech government is committed to a political course that is aligned to the European Union but abhorred by the population.
By Markus Salzmann, 31 December 2013
The Czech Social Democrats have formed a ruling coalition with the right-wing party of billionaire Andrej Babis.
By Markus Salzmann, 1 November 2013
The elections last week exposed the deep gulf between the Czech population and the political elite.
By Markus Salzmann, 17 July 2013
A transitional cabinet was sworn into office in the Czech Republic last Wednesday, four weeks after a corruption scandal led to the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Necas.
By Markus Salzmann, 22 June 2013
The resignation of the Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas and the end of his center-right government have triggered a power struggle.
By Markus Salzmann, 1 February 2013
The Czech Republic, long regarded as one of the more politically stable countries in Eastern Europe, faces increasing instability following the presidential election last Saturday.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 May 2012
Immediately after the vote of confidence, the government said it would uphold the aim of reducing the budget deficit below three percent, and would adopt further cost-cutting measures.
By Peter Schwarz, 21 December 2011
Havel’s anti-communism, his arrogance towards working people and his unconditional support for the wars of NATO and the US made him the darling of international politics and the media.
By Markus Salzmann, 16 September 2011
The Czech Civic Democratic Party is trying to suppress opposition to its austerity program by relying on far-right forces.
By Markus Salzmann, 9 September 2011
In recent weeks, the Czech Republic has witnessed violent attacks on the Roma minority, sparked by clashes between Roma and young Czechs.
By Markus Salzmann, 10 December 2010
More than 150,000 public sector workers took strike action in the Czech Republic on Wednesday to protest against the austerity measures of the government.
By Markus Salzmann, 19 July 2010
The new so-called “Coalition of Budget Responsibility” plans to implement the severest social cuts in the history of the Czech Republic.
By Markus Salzmann, 3 June 2010
The conservative Citizens Party (ODS) and the Social Democratic Party (CSSD) have suffered massive losses in recent parliamentary elections in the Czech Republic.
By Markus Salzmann, 12 March 2010
The calling off of a strike by transport workers in the Czech Republic came precisely at the time of the general strike in Greece and when strikes and protests were being held in many other European cities.
By Stefan Steinberg, 27 March 2009
The Czech government led by Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek narrowly lost a vote of confidence in parliament March 24 and the government coalition will be forced to step down.
By Markus Salzmann, 29 November 2008
A wave of redundancies is sweeping the Czech auto industry and the biggest Czech trade unions are working hand in hand with company managements to implement dismissals.
By Markus Salzmann, 4 November 2008
Prior to taking over the presidency of the European Union, the Czech government has suffered a series of election defeats and is in deep crisis.
By Niall Green, 23 October 2008
The economies of central and eastern Europe are being rocked by the crisis of world capitalism, compounded by the corrupt and pro-big business policies of their local elites.