Gas prices in Czechia highest in Europe

According to Eurostat figures gas prices in Czechia in the second half of 2022 saw the steepest increase in the whole of Europe, rising by a staggering 231 percent year-on-year. Electricity prices rose by 97 percent and were the second highest in the EU. By comparison, neighboring Slovakia had one of the lowest increases in gas prices annually, at just 18 percent. Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala has questioned the accuracy of the figures, saying that they do not reflect reality.