Political scientist: Czechs‘ failure to improve road and rail links with Austria is hurting business

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen wass in Prague for his first official visit to Czech Republic since taking office in January of this year. The former Green Party leader arrived by train which was several minutes late pulling into Prague’s Main Railway Station, inadvertently highlighting one of the key issues on the agenda of the upcoming talks: the need to improve road and rail links between the two neighbor states. Daniela Lazarová from Radio Prague asked Jan Kovář about the main sticking points in bilateral relations today.

You can listen to the interview here.

Jan Kovář is Senior Researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague. He focuses on various EU-related issues such as the European integration or the EU’s institutional framework and its reform or the media and political communication in the EU.