“Not such a stupid move”: Populist right parties announce electoral alliance plan
Tomio Okamura’s Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) is preparing to form an electoral alliance with fellow populist right party Tricolour.
Fiala government staying the course on reforms despite strike alert
The Czech government, which recently unveiled an austerity package to cut the state deficit, has said it will not submit to trade union pressure to water-down the proposal.
“He really elevated the event”: Pavel first president in years to attend Roma Holocaust event
On Sunday President Petr Pavel became the first Czech head of state in decades to attend an annual memorial in South Bohemia to victims of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust.
Expert: Govt. budget reforms “relatively solid compromise”
We asked politics professor Vít Hloušek from Masaryk University in Brno what he makes of the government’s largescale budget changes.
Fiala cabinet unveils austerity package to get Czechia “in good shape”
The Fiala government has unveiled an austerity package aimed at reducing the country’s deepening state deficit and plans for a radical reform of old-age pensions.
Why does cronyism thrive so well in Czechia?
Czechia is second on the crony capitalism index compiled by The Economist, after Russia and just ahead of Malaysia, Singapore and Mexico. Why is that so?
Pavel criticises government communication – but is he right?
President Pavel has said this week that Petr Fiala’s coalition government is poor in communication with the public, echoing a commonly heard assertion. But is he right?
Army moves to ease panic over national conscription drill
Czech military chiefs have moved to quell public alarm sparked by the fact civilian doctors will take part in an exercise call-up drive next month.
Public outcry over planned abolition of 300 post offices across Czechia
The government has nodded to the planned closure of 300 post offices around the country. Czech Post is in the red, due to a marked drop in demand for its services.
April 1953: Praga V3S truck produced for first time
Seventy years ago, on 2 April 1953, the first Praga V3S multi-purpose, all-terrain truck rolled off the production line in Prague’s Vysočany.
President Pavel tells government pensioners should not carry buden of economizing alone
Czech President Pavel has signed into law a controversial government proposal to reduce the indexation of old age pensions in June of this year.
New president’s office chief promises greater transparency and openness
Following Petr Pavel’s inauguration as Czechia’s new head of state, the president’s office chief Jana Vohralíková, also assumed her post at Prague Castle.
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