Czech Republic

ViennEast Compass: CESEE outlook, planning for new normal

Marcus How of Vienneast in Vienna August 3, 2020

There is no end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, but the new normal that will emerge could benefit the countries of Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), due to the new opportunities that will arise.

Czech brewing industry posted loss of almost €180mn during coronavirus lockdown

bne IntelliNews July 28, 2020

Higher sales of bottled beer failed to offset the losses from the closure of bars and restaurants.

Czech right-wing politician Tomio Okamura’s YouTube channel cancelled over violent content

bne IntelliNews July 27, 2020

Tomio Okamura's SPD was one of the main forces disseminating hatred and xenophobic content in the country in 2019, according to an interior ministry report.

Czech Republic introduced new emergency anti-COVID measures

bne IntelliNews July 26, 2020

There are now more than 5,000 active cases of coronavirus for the first time since the pandemic started.

EU leaders strike deal on post-coronavirus stimulus plan

bne IntelliNews July 21, 2020

European Union leaders reached agreement on a massive stimulus plan for the bloc’s economies in the early hours of July 21, after almost five days of intense talks. 

European Commission approves merger of Poland’s PKN Orlen with peer Grupa Lotos

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw July 14, 2020

Poland's two refining companies to merge to create a “multinational company with a global reach”, government officials say. PKN Orlen lines up its next merger, with oil and gas company PGNiG.