President welcomes European heads-of-state at Prague Castle

President Miloš Zeman on Monday welcomed German President Joachim Gauck at Prague Castle, together the heads of state from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland (part of the Visegrad 4). Together, the leaders marked the anniversary of the fall of communism in Europe 25 years ago. Official ceremonies marking the turbulent events which saw the fall of totalitarian regimes behind the Iron Curtain in 1989 began roughly five months ago in Poland. On Monday afternoon, the heads-of-state will take part in a debate at Prague's Charles University. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is also secheduled to lay a wreath at Václav Havel's grave and will meet with expatriates at the Polish Embassy.

Author: Jan Velinger