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Analyses | | Franciszek Tyszka
Since 6 April, when the Hungarian investigative news website Direkt36 published detailed information about the construction of a campus of China’s prestigious Fudan University, there have been ongoing disputes whether this investment is…
Analyses | | Mateusz Gniazdowski, Martyna Wasiuta
At a press conference on 17 April, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček announced the expulsion of 18 employees (16 percent of the staff) from the embassy of the Russian Federation.
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
On 27 March this year, 56-year-old Petr Kellner, the richest Czech, died in a helicopter crash in Alaska. The value of his fortune, estimated at $17.5 billion, placed him in 110th place on the Forbes global ranking for 2020 (he amassed…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Jakub Jakóbowski
On 27 January Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) held a meeting with the leaders of the parliamentary parties about the expansion of the Dukovany nuclear power plant, at which only the Communists failed to agree to exclude the Chinese…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
On 20 November, the Chamber of Deputies adopted a package of tax changes, which – if finally approved – will result in the largest fiscal reform in the Czech Republic since at least 2008. In effect, a 15% income tax rate will be imposed…
Analyses | | Franciszek Tyszka
On 22 July Szabolcs Dull was dismissed as editor-in-chief of the Index.hu news website which is one of the largest with approximately a million views daily and which is critical of the Hungarian government. Two days later nearly all the…
Analyses | | Konrad Popławski
On 27 May, the European Commission announced a recovery plan for the EU economy, the key element of which is the creation of the Next Generation EU fund, planned to amount to €750 billion. The basis for the proposal was the German-French…
Analyses | | Franciszek Tyszka
On 10 and 17 April, the Hungarian government issued a series of decrees immediately introducing measures to alleviate the impact of the pandemic on the country’s economy and labour market.
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The government of Igor Matovič, which was sworn in on 21 March, adopted a draft agenda that was sent to the National Council the following day, at the last constitutionally acceptable date. Voting on a motion of confidence for the…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
In the first few days of April, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš outlined a scenario for gradually abolishing the country’s epidemiological restrictions, the intention being that most sectors of the economy would resume full…