Govt Suing Brussels Again For Halting Payments To Agrofert

The government today approved a second lawsuit against the European Commission over a suspended subsidy for Agrofert. The Czech Republic sued the commission in February but withdrew the complaint after the commission annulled the contested decision. Brussels has suspended payments to Agrofert due to an ongoing audit inquiry into Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for a […]

Prague Gripped By Suspected Russian Intrigue: FT

The Financial Times reports on the Czech Republic’s rapidly escalating feud with Russia over two Prague landmarks that’s got two Czech politicians living under police protection. Prague district mayor Ondrej Kolar was placed under police protection after receiving threats over the removal of a statue of Soviet world war two commander Ivan Konev from the […]

How Central And Eastern Europe Contained COVID-19: FT

Quick action, mandatory face masks, and luck have spared the countries of central and eastern Europe (CEE) the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak, the Financial Times (FT) reports. As COVID-19 infections run rampant across Europe, CEE has contained the coronavirus so well that a glimpse of a post-lockdown world is visible as shops and schools […]