Society|Foreign Affairs
Bohumil J. Studýnka|12.04.2012

‘Our Angela’: Czech ties to Germans go back to Celts

Recently, Western heads of state have only come to the Czech Republic for large multilateral and international events to meet the major players. Czech hosts like to prepare a backdrop of alchemistic Prague in the fog or bathed the sun’s glare. Last week’s visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, was different — sober, businesslike and neighborly, writes commentator Bohumil J. Studýnka.