ICE - Insight Central Europe

Tony Blair and George W Bush, photo: CTK

In this week's Insight Central Europe: US President George W Bush is warning the war in Iraq may last longer than expected. With opposition to this conflict growing in most Central European countries, we ask: are the opponents of war in Iraq, anti-war or anti-American?

Iraq, photo: CTK
In this week's Insight Central Europe: US President George W Bush is warning the war in Iraq may last longer than expected. With opposition to this conflict growing in most Central European countries, we ask: are the opponents of war in Iraq, anti-war or anti-American?

At a recent EU summit British Prime Minister Tony Blair asked the Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy if Hungary could do some transatlantic fence mending. We look at how realistic this request is.

We review Austria's policy decision to sit on the fence over the war in Iraq and hear how Polish troops are fighting along beside British and US forces in Iraq.

And: joining NATO - Slovenia was one of the seven new members to sign up to Nato this week - after the country' voters said yes to join both Nato and the European Union in a twin referendum last weekend.

Finally, we round out the programme with a look at the Respekt' ethnic music festival in Prague and recent visitors the famous Balkan brass band Fanfare Ciocarlia.