Czech Republic

Czechia moves towards full lockdown as government restricts movement of citizens

bne IntelliNews October 21, 2020

Prague limits free movement of citizens and orders the closure of most retailers as the fastest growth in new coronavirus infections per citizen in Europe was recorded in the country.

US pledges up to €1bn for EU's eastern Three Seas region

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius October 21, 2020

Pledge made at virtual summit as Washington seeks to counter Chinese influence in Central and Southeast Europe.

Soaring COVID-19 cases in parts of Central and Southeast Europe force governments to impose new restrictions

bne IntelliNews October 21, 2020

Emergency measures including shop closures in Czech Republic as it struggles with huge surge in new cases. Healthcare services under pressure across the region.

Czech-born cyber security giant Avast opens office in Romania

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2020

Avast established its Romanian headquarters in the eastern city of Iasi, a popular destination for international tech companies.

CEE-4 growth pulls ahead of the rest of Europe

bne IntelliNews October 10, 2020

After two and half decades as members of the EU, the leading four Central European countries of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Romania are pulling ahead of their peers, but remain vulnerable thanks to their reliance on the automotive sector.

CEE second wave threatens to stifle recovery warn Fitch Solutions analysts

bne IntelliNews October 1, 2020

CEE economies have weathered the crisis better than their western peers, but a second wave threatens to stifle demand and add to political volatility.

The EU summit puts its credibility on the line

Ben Aris in Berlin October 1, 2020

The EU’s credibility was on the line as delegates met on October 1 in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss a slew of headaches plaguing the Union.

Czechia and Slovakia declare states of emergency to tackle coronavirus second wave

bne IntelliNews October 1, 2020

Central and much of Southeast Europe have seen new COVID-19 cases soar amid autumn second wave.

BRICKS & MORTAR: The office isn’t dead but it is evolving

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow September 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a seismic effect on the real estate sector, and the office segment is no exception.

Viktor Orban opens new front with Brussels calling for resignation of EC Vice-President Vera Jourova

Tamas Szilagyi in Budapest September 29, 2020

Latest scuffle between Hungary and the EU comes as the European Commission prepares to publish its first report assessing the state of democracy and the rule of law in member states.