Economy and Market

Škoda: a new CEO to slow down the branding race?

Both government and unions fear that the Volkswagen parent company wants to downgrade the flagship of the Czech economy The change at the management level in the historic Czech company was one of the most popular news of this summer A change in the...

A law seeking trust

The Czech Republic has long been at the bottom of the international rankings due to the slowness of building permits. However, the draft of the new legislation is at the centre of numerous controversies Despite the commendable and shareable objectives, the draft of a...

Tourism and coronavirus: what happens and changes now in the Czech Republic

After the complete closure in the spring months, hotels and restaurants in the Czech Republic hoped to return to normality. Yet, a lack of arrivals from abroad and criticism of overtourism mean the restart is an upward battle The heaviest numbers are expected for...

The Czech economy takes off again after the Coronavirus. But where to?

The countless questions about the future are of concern to most sectors, from the tourism industry to the automotive industry. Since the beginning of the crisis, the Czech government was characterized by a mix of activism and confusion In mid-May, two months after the state...

The end of the blue army on the Czech railways?

New decisive steps in the process of rail market liberalisation. End of České dráhy’s monopoly in regional and interregional transport The average age of České dráhy’s rolling stock continues to be very high and the investments should be massive to keep up with the...

Czech forests, chronicle of a death foretold

Myopia in economic management and climate change are the main causes of the bark beetle emergency that is affecting the forest heritage For those traveling by train in the Czech Republic it is increasingly common to see very long freight trains at the stations....

Prague sold out: looking for housing solutions

Socialist interventions or wild market? The new city council calls for a third way Unfortunately for the inhabitants, the housing crisis has returned to Prague periodically over the past few centuries, both in terms of quantity and quality of housing. First the renovation of...

Playczech: beyond gaming

Behind the scenes of the gaming world, an industry flourishes in Czech Republic “We do not stop playing because we are aging but we age for stopping playing”. This is what G.B. Shaw was writing in the early twentieth century, underlining the importance of...

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The Czech Republic hunts a fourth operator in the hope of having more acceptable mobile phone bills My mobile subscription expires towards the end of the month. I search through the offers of the three companies that dominate the Czech market. Compared to 2017...

The Czech economy is healthy and will continue to grow. The word of Singer

Interview with the Director of Institutional Affairs and Chief Economist of Generali CEE Holding, former governor of the Czech National Bank, one of the protagonists of the Czech economic miracle of recent years Despite a relatively young age, reaching 50 this year in May,...