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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 …

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…

OSW Commentary | | Kamil Całus

On 3 November, the Romanian parliament declared that 4 June would be a new public holiday commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Trianon on that day in 1920. This…

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 | | 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,…