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Czech Republic: Controversy About Benes Decrees

Published: January 23, 2013; 00:28 · (Vindobona)

The second round of the Czech presidential elections is heating up. The candidate Karel Schwarzenberg was criticized harshly.

Czech Republic: Controversy About Benes Decrees / Picture: © Vindobona.org

After Schwarzenberg said that the expulsion of the German minority in the Czech Republic after the Second World War was unlawful. The legal basis for the expulsion is the “Benes Decrees”. Schwarzenberg said that the decrees are not applicable anymore for decades.

After Schwarzenberg´s statements, the outgoing President Vaclav Klaus criticized Schwarzenberg and recommended…

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