Czech Republic

BOR: Post-Brexit top five tips for British firms hiring in Czechia

Gal Raviv in Prague February 22, 2021

Czechia offers many opportunities for employers based in the UK. But there are a few things you need to know about hiring workers

LONG READ: Czechs reassess their Habsburg legacy

Robert Anderson in Prague February 21, 2021

Russian statues are being pulled down as Austrian ones are being put up again.

Czech hospitals close to breaking point as government mulls easing COVID-19 restrictions

bne IntelliNews February 19, 2021

Pressure builds on cabinet as public and business lose patience with lockdown.

Closure of German-Czech borders hits German companies

bne IntelliNews February 18, 2021

New restrictions are putting vital supply chains at risk as many German companies rely either on Czech inputs or commuting workers.

Resilient emerging Europe labour markets to bounce back post-crisis

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 17, 2021

Unemployment growth has been modest and a return to tight labour markets is expected as economies recover from the coronacrisis.

Czech lack of trust in government undermines fight against COVID-19 epidemic

bne IntelliNews February 12, 2021

45% of Czechs see the pandemic as media hype, influenced by secret organisations, and only 18% see it as high-risk.

RBI net income falls by 35% to €804mn in 2020

bne IntelliNews February 5, 2021

COVID-19 lockdowns hit income as Raiffeisen raises provisioning ahead of pandemic's after effects.

Czech Constitutional Court changes electoral law in favour of opposition

bne IntelliNews February 4, 2021

Changes in electoral system will boost smaller parties and could make it even more difficult for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to put together a new governing coalition.

M&A deals in CEE fall 22% by volume but rise 29% by value in 2020

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2021

Annual Wolf Theiss survey shows private equity investors are expected to take advantage of post-COVID business environment.

Czech government mocked for using TikTok to promote its COVID-19 vaccination strategy

bne IntelliNews February 2, 2021

Critics ridicule use of Chinese-owned teenage dancing social network to try to reach anti-vaxxers.

MITTELEUROPEAN INSIGHTS: Only Romania is really serious among the Euro-flirts

Gunter Deuber and Dorota Strauch of Raiffeisen Research in Vienna and Warsaw February 1, 2021

After Bulgaria and Croatia, only Romania looks like a strong contender to join the eurozone this decade.