Articles for category: Politics

Matt Atlas

There Are Accusations that Babis Was a Russian Spy. The Truth?

Slovakia’s Constitutional Court has ruled there is sufficent evidence that Babiš was an agent of the StB, the communist secret police. The Slovak keeper of communist police archives has uncovered at least 12 documents outlining Babiš recruitment, under the code name Bureš, as well as extensive records of spying activities. Thursday’s ruling means any new court ...

Is the Czech Republic Falling Under Putin’s Shadow?

Writing in Foreign Policy, journalist Peter Feaver argues that Russian influence is growing in the Czech Republic, with serious ramifications for the next election: On Oct. 20, voters in the Czech Republic will go to the polls for Parliamentary elections. Opinion polls show that the anti-EU, anti-immigrant ANO party will win a convincing victory. The ...

Matt Atlas

Czech Leaders Battle Over Russia Sanctions

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka rebukes President Miloš Zeman Tuesday over reckless comments against EU Russia sanctions.   Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka took to Twitter Tuesday to publicly scold President Miloš Zeman and reiterate that Mr Zeman’s Pro-Kremlin agenda is not supported by the Czech government.   Zemanův projev v Radě Evropy byl v příkrém ...