• czech Economists svejnar and niedermayer Debate

    By on Oct. 12, 2009
    On October 12, 2009, Prague hosted a series of accompanying events to the annual conference of Vaclav Havel’s Forum 2000 on “Democracy and Freedom in a Multipolar World.” One of them was a café (babel) debate on “Economic Crises: American vs. European Approach” that was co-organized by Prague redaction.
  • A Cafe Debate on "Economic Crisis: American vs. European Approach."

    By on Oct. 9, 2009
    Dear friends, I would like to invite you cordially for the informal cafe debate on "Economic Crisis: American vs. European Approach." The debate will be held on October 12 at 3 pm at Cafe Therapy in Skolska Street in Prague. Guests will be Jan Svejnar and Ludek Niedermayer.
  • czech presidency: Game Over

    By on July 9, 2009
    The Czech presidency is over and as written in the Euractiv – Brussels is breathing again. People really tend to remember only bad news and in this case, the fall of the government in the middle of the “session” was one of them. It seems now, that this is the only thing that is left after Czechs. Apart from that as well an uncanny Mr. President, a missing flag and a union without a helm.
  • Café debate brought political opponents together

    By on March 30, 2009
    Another informal public debate organised by cafebabel Praha local team is over, so we would like to present a brief summary here for those of you could not come. The topic was Do we need to deepen the European integration? and as the guest speakers Mr. Richard Falbr, MEP, and Mr. Jan Zahradil, MEP, have come.
  • (Grumpy) Uncle Vaclav

    By on March 21, 2009
    My attitude towards Vaclav Klaus has been always rather negative. However, I have changed my mind recently. In spite of this that I definitely do not agree with his opinions on global warming and the environment, I must approve of his “EU activities”.
  • Change concerning the debate tomorrow

    By on March 19, 2009
    Dear all, because of the time shifts within the conference of Czech Social Democratic Party one change has to be made concerning our debate. Instead of Mr. Jiri Havel the Czech Social Democratic Party will be represented by Mr. Richard Falbr, MEP and candidate for European elections. Thank you for your understanding.
  • jiri havel on European integration

    By on March 16, 2009
    The answer to that question will be searched during another cafe debate organised by our local team. The event will take place at Cafe Therapy (Skolska 30, Prague 1) and will be held in English.
  • Czech radar in the world politics

    By on March 3, 2009
    Speeches of many significant world's statesmen at the 45th Security Conference in Munich are interesting enough to write a couple of words about the event. It is very interesting for the Czech Republic, without any doubt, to observe in which context the radar base, that might be built in Brdy, is presented.
  • Europe has to be aware of protectionism

    By on Feb. 24, 2009

    One Czech proverb says that in need, you recognize who is your friend. And it seems true – the power of friendship and any other relationships is best proved by the means of crisis. In that moment you can see, whether your partner means it seriously, whether the basis of cooperation is not weak and whether the relationship is able survive in future.

  • Guantanamo in Europe?

    By on Feb. 8, 2009
    Have you heard recently that Mr. Obama has a magnificent idea of sending a couple of inmates to the jails in Europe? Furthermore, most of our MEPs consider it a good idea as well! In case that the prisoner will not pose a security risk (what does this mean?), there is no doubt that Europeans will accept mostly Muslim captives that have been accused of terrorism. Somehow....