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Kristina Alda

Commentariat: Everyone's a winner

28 Feb 2008

PM Mirek Topolánek announced radar talks are all but complete, following his Wednesday meeting with US President George W. Bush. An agreement could be reached before Bush's term ends to station the planned US anti-missile radar on Czech soil, according to Topolánek.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: The end of twins' peak

25 Oct 2007

Czech commentators didn't bother trying to suppress a certain level of glee in their op-eds and editorials upon finding out the results of Poland's election. On all ends of the political spectrum, there seemed to be a consensus that Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczinsky's ouster was a good thing.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: The Greens' blue Monday

18 Oct 2007

With poised pens and bated breaths, Czech commentators watched the Green Party's national meeting Sunday, expecting a power struggle between party leaders, a brawl over the Greens' position in government, something. After all, just days ahead of the meeting Matěj Stropnický – self-appointed party rebel known for being, well, stroppy – accused Chairman Martin Bursík of not being green enough and moving the party too far to the right.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: A passive audience

17 Jan 2007

With the US presidential race well under way and the Czech presidential vote fast approaching, many commentators couldn't help but compare the two very different election systems this week. Others were happy to just weight in on the US campaign, which seems to be drawing more excitement among Czechs than the election of their own head of state.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: Neo-Nazi march yields no clear winner

22 Nov 2007

The long-planned, City Hall-banned neo-Nazi march that took place Saturday may have been anticlimactic, with right-wing extremists vastly outnumbered by police, anarchists and members of the press, but it still left many with a bitter aftertaste. Czech commentators said as much in op-eds and editorials this week.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: Radar deal fallout

10 Jul 2008

Protestors pelted Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg with tomatoes Tuesday after he and US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice signed a deal to build an anti-missile radar on Czech soil, but otherwise relative calm ruled Rice's Prague visit.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: Klaus's climate talk anticlimactic

27 Sep 2007

The country watched with morbid, self-flagellating fascination, as President Václav Klaus took the microphone at the UN conference on climate change in New York Monday.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: Ready for a direct vote?

3 Jan 2008

Some 80% of Czechs would like to elect their president directly in a public vote. Over the years, various politicians have proposed switching to a direct system. The popular – some would say populist – proposal usually came from MPs running for reelection. Once parliamentary elections were over, plans for a direct presidential vote were safely filed in the dustbin.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: An eye on Russia

13 Dec 2007

The results of the Russian parliamentary election last weekend served only to reaffirm pundits' and analysts' fears that Russia has veered dangerously far from the path to democracy.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Commentariat: Courting the communists

20 Dec 2007

The Communists are keeping everyone in suspense. Especially Jan Švejnar. Many are beginning to resent that.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.
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