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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…

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…

OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Dębiec, Michał Kędzierski

Lignite still plays an important role in the Czech and German power industries, remaining one of their key sources of electricity. These countries, together with Poland, are the largest producers and consumers of this…

OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Dębiec

The deal finalising the sale of Nova TV to PPF on 13 October 2020 completed the process of key Czech media organisations being taken over by local capital. At the beginning…

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…

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…

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,…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

In the first few days of April, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš outlined a…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

On 22 January the Czech Chamber of Deputies approved a government proposal to introduce a digital tax at the first reading, and sent it to the parliamentary committees for…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec

The past few weeks have exposed tensions in the Czech Republic’s contacts with China and Russia, revealing a crisis of bilateral relations that has been worsening for…