News from AMO

“The Dalai Lama’s visit to Prague last week provided yet more proof that the Czech Republic’s policy towards the People’s Republic of China has substantially shifted,” writes Ivana Karásková in her article reacting to the current events in the Czech-China relations for “In the strongly worded statement, they expressed their respect for China’s territorial integrity. As it later turned out, the statement was preceded by a confidential visit of China’s ambassador Ma Keqing to Prague Castle, the seat of the Czech President.”

We would like to cordially invite you to the student simulation of the U.S. presidential debate with public debate which will take place in Prague. The event will be held on Monday, November 7, from 6:00 PM. Both debate and simulation will be held in Engilsh. Please confirm your attendence by filling up this form. Partners of the event are U.S. Embassy in Prague and Centre of Contemporary Art DOX.

AMO launched a Czech version of the Ukrainian web site that aims to verify or disprove disinformation about the situation in Ukraine. The website is available here, the Facebook page here. The project has been launched in cooperation with the East European Information Centre (EEIC) and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the framework of the Transition Promotion Program.

“Those who follow media news coverage on the sharing economy in the Czech Republic may get the impression that this new trend is limited mostly to two sectors: transportation and accommodation, where large international startups dominate.” Kryštof Kruliš describes situation of emerging sectors of the sharing economy in the Czech Republic for Rewiew.

In the beginning of September, we held an international conference NATO Warsaw Summit: What Did Warsaw Deliver and What‘s Next? This conference was kindly supported by the NATO Public Diplomacy Division and organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Poland in the Czech Republic. Watch 5 speakers answering, what is the biggest challenge for NATO between the summits.