Czech Republic

Czech lawmakers push conflict of interests bill through for a third time

bne IntelliNews January 11, 2017

The bill is aimed squarely at billionaire finance minister and leader of the Ano party Andrej Babis.

"CZKexit" pressure on central bank koruna cap rises as Czech inflation hits target

bne IntelliNews January 10, 2017

The CPI has hit the Czech central bank’s long-term target earlier than expected, which is likely to encourage bets it will soon drop its cap on the koruna.

COLCHIS: Nato’s return on investment

Michael Cecire of New America January 6, 2017

Trump appears to have little sense of Nato’s history or purpose. It was formed not merely as a military bulwark against an aggressive Soviet Russia, but as part of a positive agenda to secure and expand a liberal, democratic space.

Czech finance minister seeks to trump conflict of interest bill

Tim Gosling in Prague January 5, 2017

Andrej Babis says he will give up ownership of his major assets this month should parliament push through new conflict of interest legislation.

Czech central state budget hits record surplus in 2016

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2017

Robust growth and lower state investment create first surplus since 1995.

Bratislava and Kyiv cheapest cities to enjoy Christmas cheer, survey finds

bne IntelliNews December 23, 2016

A Kiwi.com survey has produced a “Christmas Price Index” that shows Bratislava and Kyiv to be the two most affordable capitals in the world to enjoy Christmas shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment.

Czech president vetoes 'Lex Babis'

bne IntelliNews December 19, 2016

Milos Zeman's veto demonstrates his growing closeness with populist billionaire Andrej Babis.

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