FRANKFURT, Germany, March 15, 2006 (UPI). With tenacity and leadership he fought the odds. While others doubted, he believed. While others scoffed, he pushed forward. An Afrikaner, a European and an African -- F.W.
The new Canadian ambassador in Prague is associated with major corruption scandal and has business interests of his own in the Czech Republic in a The Globe and Mail editorial.
Eastern Europe's first democratic PM after communism, died on Monday. He was 86.
Marc S. Ellenbogen, president of the Prague Society, regards the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s decision to award Vaclav Klaus the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom a truly disgraceful decision. Klaus did not demonstrate "a life-long commitment to freedom and democracy and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny."
We mourn the deaths and stand with the many injured in Boston. We are sure the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
For the people of Central Europe, and especially Czechs and Slovaks, Margaret Thatcher is a symbol of the end of the Cold War, and of the beginning of the new age in which the former Communist countries took their place in a democratic Europe.