OKD’s Mishandled COVID-19 Response Cost Local Businesses Millions

OKD’s disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak in their coal mines had a devastating effect on the local economy. One business says they lost CZK 20 million, and the state and OKD are to blame, Aktuálne reports. Tourism in the Moravian-Silesian Region has been hit hard due to the COVID-19 outbreak. People are afraid to […]

Will Babis’s Government Survive Again?

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš may have survived a no-confidence vote on 27 June, but his coalition government is torn by internal strife and appears to be nearer the end than at any point in its past 12 months.   The tensions within the government are increasing because the Social Democrats (ČSSD) have threatened to […]

Babis Has Hit His Limits: Political Scientist

he communal and senatorial elections were seen as a test of strength of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party, which has dominated Czech national politics since winning last year’s parliamentary elections by a large margin. Although ANO scored in 11 big cities, its loss in the Czech capital, which Babiš considered all-important, has soured the […]