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    1. September 1, 2015

      Budapest becomes flashpoint as station is closed to migrants

      European leaders traded accusations of mismanagement and untruth on Tuesday as Budapest’s main railway station became...

    2. beyondbrics

      August 27, 2015

      Averting a new era of nuclear competition

      It was perhaps fortuitous that this month’s 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed...

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    1. Investing in the Czech Republic

      Czechs want to innovate their way to growth, leaving behind a history of manufacturing...
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      Tech-savvy talent from Poland to Romania, Estonia to Czech republic and Slovakia to Hu...
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    1. July 12, 2015

      Outsourcing tasks to virtual staff saves money and time

      Derek Sanders runs UK children’s drinks company I Mune. His administration and logistics assistant is in Macedonia, his...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Ludvík Vaculík, writer and dissident, 1926-2015

      On Thursday June 27 1968, three Czechoslovak newspapers and a literary weekly published “Two Thousand Words”, a...

    3. June 3, 2015

      Russia rewrites history of the Prague Spring

      According to an old Soviet joke, which alluded to the Communist party’s habit of rewriting history for ideological...

    4. March 20, 2015

      Flower gardeners should look to Europe for perennial possibilities

      Like money, gardening never sleeps. It is not only that weeds are always with us. So are new plants, new plans and the...

    5. February 9, 2015

      Czech president Milos Zeman in war of words over Russia stance

      When European leaders pleaded with Vladimir Putin to end the conflict in Ukraine at a conference in Milan last October,...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2014

      Czech president shown red card

      Filip Singer/EPA Protesters show symbolical red cards during a protest against President Miloš Zeman in Prague, Czech...

    7. October 26, 2014

      Verlobung im Traum, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany – review

      Without Hitler, the music we hear today would be different. There was little method in the madness of music banned and...

    8. October 17, 2014

      Coffee lover from the US who opened a roastery and café in Prague

      Charles Fleer recalls his first solo trip to Europe at the age of eight or nine. Born just outside Washington DC, and...

    9. October 15, 2014

      Germany: Memories of a Nation, British Museum, London – review

      Weighty moral questions lie at the heart of the British Museum’s new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation. How is...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      October 13, 2014

      Polar bear of Prague

      David W Cerny/Reuters A woman walks past Greenpeace environmental activists dressed up as a polar bear in Prague. The...

    11. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Czech micro brewer hops on to independent beer boom

      Czechs are fiercely proud of their beer, and especially of the fast-growing range of varieties available from the...

    12. October 7, 2014

      Pragmatism may soon give cynicism a run for its money

      In his 1970 absurdist novel White Book, dissident author Pavel Kohout told the tale of a gym teacher who, without...

    13. October 7, 2014

      Czech media oligarchs consolidate press powers

      In one of his frequent outbursts against the Czech media, President Milos Zeman railed in September that it “usually...

    14. October 1, 2014

      Silicon Valley has lessons for the post-Soviet world

      Robert Noyce is not a household name. Perhaps he should be, as his work has helped create the modern world. Noyce, who...

    15. September 14, 2014

      Poland to withdraw from Visegrad defence radar project

      Poland is on the brink of pulling out of a joint defence project with its central European allies. Its withdrawal would...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      August 21, 2014

      Czechs remember Soviet occupation

      Filip Singer/EPA Soldiers place a wreath during a ceremony outside the Czech Radio building in Prague to commemorate...

    17. August 8, 2014

      Geology: an arching theory of rock erosion

      Geologists have long sought to explain the remarkable landforms such as arches, alcoves and pillars that are shaped by...

    18. beyondbrics

      July 8, 2014

      Slovak gas link to give Ukraine "chance of lasting through the winter"

      By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Slovak gas pipeline operator Eustream has pledged that it will have a route feeding EU...

    19. beyondbrics

      June 30, 2014

      CEZ board changes reflect rise of finance minister

      By David Binar and Nicholas Watson of bne in Prague CEZ made big changes to its supervisory board at its AGM on June...

    20. Brussels Blog

      June 18, 2014

      Albania: Europe's cannabis capital or EU candidate?

      A bullet hole in an armoured police car used during this week's cannabis raid in Lazarat. Eight hundred police and SWAT...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 30, 2014

      World Roma Festival

      /David W Cerny/Reuters Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague ...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2014

      Czech planners threaten RAF's Winged Lion

      By Nicholas Watson of bne A simmering row is building over a memorial to the Czechoslovaks who joined the Royal Air...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 10, 2014

      Czech Republic's CEZ finally pulls plug on nuclear tender

      By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Czech power utility CEZ said today it had cancelled a tender to expand the country’s...

    24. April 7, 2014

      Investment flows increase in central and eastern Europe

      A period of lacklustre competition is coming to a close for Globalworth, a property business with the lion’s share of...

    25. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2014

      The week ahead, March 17-21

      The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in...

    26. beyondbrics

      March 12, 2014

      Former gangster hangout offers hope for Serbian tourism

      On January 15, 2000, 23-year-old Dobrosav Gavric strode into the lobby of Belgrade’s InterContinental hotel, pulled out...

    27. February 27, 2014

      Film review – As the Palaces Burn

      The cry is so familiar at press shows it almost has its own acronym. ONNAR. “Oh No, Not Another Rockumentary.” As the...

    28. January 10, 2014

      Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

      No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged...

    29. December 23, 2013

      All the best: Eugene Onegin

      Few opera-goers forget their first encounter with Tchaikovsky’s Pushkin masterpiece. It has the impact of first love,...

    30. December 16, 2013

      Food culture moves east

      A scene from the cult 1981 Polish comedy film Mis has clients lunching in a milk bar, utensils on long chains fixed to...

    31. beyondbrics

      December 6, 2013

      Hungary's BSE gets Xetra help for an uncertain market

      With a restrained grin, Mihaly Varga, Hungary’s economy minister, pressed the button to open trading at the Budapest...

    32. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2013

      Road rage in the Czech Republic

      By Nicholas Watson of bne Road construction in the Czech Republic has long been a murky business. But insiders grumble...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      December 4, 2013

      Reaching for the Czechs' past

      David W Cery/Reuters A worker of the Security Services Archive searches files in the Institute for the Study of...

    34. October 26, 2013

      Social Democrats win most votes in Czech election

      The Czech Republic’s Social Democrats have won most votes in snap elections, but the biggest winner was free-spending...

    35. October 24, 2013

      Czech miner NWR runs into political trouble over closure

      The last place a troubled company wants to be is at the centre of public and political attention, but that is the...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      October 17, 2013

      Prague’s baroque crossing

      Petr David Josek/AP People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague,...

    37. October 11, 2013

      Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

      One of the latest and strangest phenomena of contemporary art – and collecting, fashion and interior design – is the...

    38. MBA blog

      October 4, 2013

      The importance of being curious

      A month at Insead. As I’d promised myself when I left Dubai in late August, wanderlust is one of my first core courses...

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