Europe 2017: Avoiding Electoral Surprises

Kursnummer: 17317

Part 7: Czech Republic: the most Eurosceptic voters in Europe go to the polls

When: 17 October 2017, from 9:30 to 12:30.

Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Wien

Registration deadline: 13 October 2017


#fjum_Kontext: Seminar series on the countries that hold election in 2017.

Cooperation project between fjum_forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.



On 20 and 21 October, the Czech voters go to the polls. Since joining the European Union 13 years ago, the Czech Republic has become the richest country in the formerly communist east. However, only 26% of the Czechs were satisfied with the EU membership, according to a 2016 survey. Czech president Miloš Zeman feels at ease with the politicians in Moscow.

If the millionaire Andrej Babis becomes Prime Minister, as opinion polls suggest, two Eurosceptic and anti-immigrant political leaders will govern in Prague. Babis, a Slovak-born billionaire has gained popularity by painting traditional parties as corrupt and incompetent. He remains popular despite the potential for conflicts of interest with a business empire that includes farms, chemical plants, two leading Czech newspapers, etc. The seminar will address perceptions and concerns of the Czech voters within this local political and economic context.



Eva Hanáková, journalist, editor-in-chief, media manager, specialist in business practices. >>> Full CV <<<


Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.



Read the provided material before the session. The material will be distributed on 13 October 2017.

Maximum number of participants: 12


Registration deadline: 13 October 2017


Further Questions

For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomić, seminar manager,, or call 0676 365 26 93.

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs.

17.10.201709:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
Eva Hanáková
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien