Czech Republic

VISEGRAD: Central Europe’s nuclear gamble

Tim Gosling in Prague March 22, 2017

Czechs consider following Hungarian bet of building nuclear power stations without a tender.

EU’s eastern half slow to join wind and solar revolution

Carmen Valache in Lund March 22, 2017

Shifting regulatory landscapes and opposition from powerful vested interests hold back renewable energy investments in CEE.

BOOK REVIEW: Peter Conradi asks pertinently, “Who Lost Russia?”

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

The writing is solid, embellished with great detail and research, giving some new information here, reminding of some forgotten nugget there, though it lacks any penetrating new insight or revelation.

Czech armed forces choose Bell Helicopter ahead of US summit

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 21, 2017

Czech MPs say armed forces have chosen the US' Bell Helicopter in a tender to supply 12 multi-role helicopters ahead of President Zeman’s trip to the US in April.

COMMENT: The trillion dollar bill of US protectionism

Peter Szopo of Erste Asset Management March 21, 2017

Emerging market stocks have been hit harder than it appears by the election of President Donald Trump.

CEE REAL ESTATE SURVEY: Peak here, past nadir there

Ben Aris in Berlin March 14, 2017

The real estate sector across the region has benefited from two and a half decades of transition; but there is plenty of growth potential left thanks to their still incomplete transition to Western European levels.

South African real estate investors ask: howzit in CEE?

Nicholas Watson in Prague March 14, 2017

South African money started flowing into CEE real estate more than five years ago and now rivals that coming from North America and the Asia-Pacific.

Czech President Zeman: not so much Moscow’s 'trojan horse' as a symptom of Western malaise

Mark Galeotti of the Institute of International Relations Prague March 10, 2017

Zeman, who will stand for re-election in 2018, is his own man, not just a Muscovite mouthpiece.

Zeman set for another controversial stint as Czech president

Tim Gosling in Prague March 10, 2017

No serious challenger to popular president, leaving him free to influence parliament elections in October.

Visegrad Four unite against "second class" food

Dan Nolan in Budapest March 3, 2017

Central Europe's governments demonstrate their populist credentials by attacking Western European retailers and food companies.

VISEGRAD: ‘Czech Trump’ feels his time has come

Robert Anderson February 27, 2017

The maverick Czech president, Milos Zeman, is eying a bigger role on the national and international stage.

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