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Talks across borders – with Bernd Posselt and Kateřina Šafaříková

Added: November 13, 2014

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The first evening in a three-part series following in the tradition of the “Talks on neighbourliness” on Czech-German relations initiated by Václav Havel in 1995. At that time solutions were found to several thorny issues, or at least a dialogue was begun, and numerous Czech-German activities were developed.

Nevertheless, certain stereotypes persist on both sides. In the Czech Republic awareness of the contemporary picture of the country and Germany is vague, as is knowledge of events in Germany, in view of the language barrier but also the nature of the contemporary Czech media scene. These discussion evenings aim to at least in part help fill in those gaps.

Guests on the opening evening were Bernd Posselt, a German politician (CSU), journalist and spokesman for the Sudetendeutsche Landsmannschaft, and Lidové noviny journalist Kateřina Šafaříková. Zuzana Jürgens, who has prepared the discussion series in cooperation with the VHL, moderated it.

The evening took place in cooperation with Artefakt Kulturmanagement and with the support of the Czech-German Fund for the Future.


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