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July 18, 2013, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

A ticking time bomb in the shape of latent racism dwells just beneath the surface of Czech society, says activist Ivana Mariposa from the pro-tolerance civic group Konekce (Connection). As […]

Travel: The iron furnaces of Moravia

June 3, 2013, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

The Moravian secret of metallurgy dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries, when itinerant metalworkers would flock to the sprawling forests north of B ...

Outgoing Czech president Klaus steadfast in going against the political tide

March 8, 2013, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

As final arrangements were made to move Václav Klaus out of the castle he’s called home for 10 years, a rich accompaniment of creative protests ...

Clerics in Central Europe and Russia react to pope’s taboo-breaking resignation

February 14, 2013, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

Three days before Roman Catholics throughout the world observed Ash Wednesday, traditionally a day of fasting and repentance, their spiritual leader m ...

  • Tattooed artist launches a bid for Czech presidency
    August 17, 2012, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

    In 2013, Czechs will choose their first directly elected president in light of a new law that does away with the previous system of a Parliament-elected head of state. While […]

  • Hannes Swoboda, leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament
    News Analysis: What’s next for Europe’s left?
    June 26, 2012, by Marketa Hulpachova of The Prague Post

    As France’s newly elected socialist President Francois Hollande settles into the Élysée Palace, bolstered by comfortable socialist majority in that country’s Parliament, center-left politicians throughout Central Europe are in ...