Czech Republic

Lithuania, Bulgaria outstrip EU car sales growth 10-fold

bne IntelliNews December 15, 2017

Sales across the EU grew 5.9% in November as four of the big 5 markets performed well, but couldn't match the stunning growth in the two small East European countries.

Macedonian prosecutors probe suspected money laundering by members of former government

bne IntelliNews December 10, 2017

Investigation launched after Serbian opposition leader Vuk Jeremic claimed former PM's cousin and other top officials from the VMRO-DPMNE government laundered money via firms in Serbia.

EU to put Poland, Hungary and Czechia in dock for rejecting asylum seekers

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2017

Populists in all three countries have whipped up resistance to the bloc’s relocation plan. The Czechs have accepted just 12 designated migrants in two years, while the Poles and Hungarians have allowed in none.

Andrej Babis appointed premier to lead Czech minority government

bne IntelliNews December 7, 2017

The agro-chemicals tycoon now appears resolved to try to govern alone, with at least the toleration of extremist parties.

Hungary announces first tender for Budapest-Belgrade railway upgrade

bne IntelliNews November 28, 2017

Railway tender and second phase of Chinese Investment Cooperation Fund announced at opening of China-CEE 16+1 summit in Budapest.

VISEGRAD: Babis threatens Czech election losers with nightmare scenario

Robert Anderson in Prague November 23, 2017

Populist billionaire uses Communists and neo-fascists to elect parliamentary speaker, intensifying pressure on political opponents to join his government.

Geothermal starts to glow in Southeast Europe

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest November 22, 2017

Turkey is an emerging geothermal superstar and countries across Eastern Europe are increasingly harnessing underground energy to provide cheap and eco-friendly local heating and energy.

Czech president says Russian sanctions must end

Robert Anderson in Prague November 22, 2017

Milos Zeman once again broke ranks with other European leaders and the Czech government by visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin and calling for sanctions to be dropped.