In this week's Insight Central Europe, we look at the question of why so many of the most talented and best-educated Slovaks prefer to live in the Czech Republic. The European Union has just invited ten candidate countries to join - what happens next? And referendums on joining the EU in those countries may not prove plain sailing: we learn what the Polish government is planning to do to encourage the Poles to vote 'yes'. In Hungary an advertisement in which a Santa Claus visits a school and removes his outfit to reveal he is a Romany has caused some controversy. Those are just some of the subjects covered in this week's Insight Central Europe.
Olga Lomová: Western misconceptions could let China export much of its system and ultimately contribute to our enslavement
Hitler no ‘gentleman’, but court rules Czech state need not apologize for president’s claim Ferdinand Peroutka said so
Bertha von Suttner – Prague-born peace campaigner whose ideas on cooperation and disarmament continue to have lasting effect
Beijing ends agreement with Prague – but can spat harm Czech capital?
Czechia now ahead of Spain in GDP per capita, but still below EU average
Rare Terezín concentration camp artefacts found in attic of private home
Czechs observe day of mourning for pop idol Karel Gott
Thousands pay tribute to deceased national pop icon Karel Gott