9 February 2021, 17.00-19.00
Interactions between Portugal and Czechoslovakia in the European context between 1974 and 1989
Speaker: Pavel Szobi, Charles University
Portugal and Czechoslovakia had a brief tradition of diplomatic and business relations before the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939. The new geopolitical development after World War Two did not allow these two countries to resume their relations – both became dictatorships and members of alienated ideological camps. The democratisation in Portugal after the Carnation Revolution led to gradual reapprachment which was concluded with the aftermath of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. This paper will aim to characterise the most important steps in the development of mutual relations in that specific period.
Pavel Szobi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of North American Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.