The minority government of Andrej Babiš won a parliamentary vote of confidence in the night of 11 to 12 July.
On 20 June, the Hungarian parliament made a number of legislation changes branded collectively by the governing Fidesz as the ‘Stop Soros’ package.
58% of the voters backed the formation of a minority government led by the ANO movement in the referendum held inside the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD).
The serious financial problems of the private company CEFC China Energy have affected the company’s activities in the Czech Republic.
The Fidesz-KDNP electoral coalition which has governed Hungary since 2010 achieved a sweeping victory in the parliamentary election on 8 April.
The report discusses the current state and future prospects of rail connections between China and the countries of the European Union. Special emphasis is placed on the role of Central Europe.
On 25 February, the by-election for mayor of Hódmezővásárhely was won by an independent candidate supported by the whole parliamentary opposition.
The police found the dead bodies of Ján Kuciak, a 27-year-old investigative reporter, and his fiancée in their house near Trnava on 25 February.
On 26–27 January, President Miloš Zeman was elected for a second five-year term winning 51.4% of the vote.
The first round of the presidential elections in the Czech Republic (12-13 January) was won by the current President Miloš Zeman (with 38.6% of the vote).