(Regensburger Hefte ...; 3) ISSN 1613-5601

An (Ir)rational Neighbourhood: The German-Czech Relations 1998-2002


This study investigates the political relationship between Germany and the Czech Republic from 1998 to 2002. It is based mainly on articles of German and Czech newspapers due to the actuality of its topic.

At first, in 1998, the year of the assumption of office for both G. Schröder and M. Zeman, it was generally held that the mutual relationship would improve, because the majority of the expelled Sudeten German and their descendants do not belong to the traditional supporters