Former coalition partner and SaS leader Richard Sulik says he is now ready to discuss early elections.
As the current rotating president of the European Union, Prague has convened a meeting of the long moribund EU Israel Association to try to boost EU links with the Jewish state.
The EU’s Fitfor55 efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030 are woefully inadequate and unable to contain global warming to the 1.5°C target, with reductions of up to 77% needed instead to stand any chance of averting a climate catastrophe.
Czechia and Austria introduce checks on borders with Slovakia to stop increasing numbers of migrants crossing towards Germany.
Government efforts to shield populations from the energy crisis and rampant inflation have shifted the economic impact to next year, says the EBRD as it downgrades GDP growth forecasts for 2023.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) projects growth in its region will slow as a result of gas supply problems that are feeding an energy crisis. The bank says growth will slow to 2.3% in 2022 in its region and 3% in 2023.
The current increase in wholesale energy prices in Europe has prompted governments to try to shield consumers from the direct impact of an energy crisis that is sweeping the Continent and the rising prices that are costing hundreds of billions.
The third decline in a row for the eurozone PMI indicates that business activity has been contracting throughout the quarter. This confirms our view that a recession could have already started.
But the Hungarian strongman may struggle both to exploit the cost of living crisis and to unite Europe's resurgent radical right, particularly if the Russian-Ukraine war grinds on.
Smer leader Robert Fico is trying to exploit the cabinet infighting and the energy crisis to engineer a return to power.
A vote of confidence is expected in Finance Minister Igor Matovic, and a referendum is set to be held on forcing the government to resign.
The Czech price cap is seen as a back-up plan in case a common EU-level approach is not reached.
Central European states are moving to widen the cutting off of Russian energy links beyond gas, oil and coal.
Last weekend 70,000 protesters gathered on Wenceslas Square in the heart of Prague to demonstrate against the rising cost of living and demanded a rapprochement with Russia. Will demonstrations spread across Europe as the crisis gets worse?
Discontent is growing in Central and Southeast European countries that are suffering the highest inflation in the EU, pumped up by soaring food and energy prices.
Oxford Economics says risk of wage-price inflationary spirals is “overblown”.
The coalition crisis shows the stresses created by the ongoing cost of living crisis, even though the roots of the dispute are in a personal rift between two cabinet ministers.
Other SaS ministers have postponed their resignations to Monday to give more time for Finance Minister Igor Matovic to leave the cabinet in a quid pro quo.
Slovakia looks set for 18 months of political chaos before the next general elections, at a time when the government has to cope with the cost of living crisis and growing fatigue with the cost of supporting neighbouring Ukraine against Russia.
SaS will leave the three-party coalition on Wednesday, depriving the cabinet led by Prime Minister Eduard Heger of its majority.