Czech Town Launches Local Currency

A Czech town has launched a scheme whereby residents are being given money to spend in shops and cafes badly hit by COVID-19 lockdowns, in the form of digital vouchers being marketed as a special local currency. Up to 2,000 residents of Kyjov are each being given 400 crowns ($19) worth of “corrents”, a name […]

Opposition Plans No-Confidence Vote In Babis Before October Poll

Five Czech opposition parties plan a no-confidence vote in June against Prime Minister Andrej Babis’s government after it lost its supporting majority in parliament, but they face little chance of removing the billionaire leader before October elections. The parties, who will run in two separate coalitions in the general election, are the closest challengers to […]

Czech Republic, Japan Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jakub Kulhánek and his Japanese counterpart Tomišica Motegi signed a new plan for strategic cooperation between the two countries in Warsaw today. They did so on the sidelines of the meeting of the Ministers of the Visegrad Four (V4 – Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) and Japan, organized by the […]