As aide to Czechoslovakia’s revolutionary leader Václav Havel and
two-time foreign minister (2007–09 and 2010–13), Karel Schwarzenberg has had a ringside view of Europe’s imperfect.
The anti-corruption activist Zuzana Čaputová is on track be the country’s next president.
With domestic politics in limbo, the Czech and Slovak governments are becoming more and more dependent on small extremist parties for support.
A political murder has triggered upheaval in Slovakia.