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Czech Republic

Chart of the Week  18/04/12

GDP Growth in the Visegrad Four

According to the IMF's recently published Spring Edition of World Economic Outlook, GDP will probably stagnate this year in Hungary and in the Czech Republic, while the other two V4 members could achi...
In-depth analysis  04/05/11

The second season of patrolling in Hungary

Background of recent events in Gyöngyöspata – an In-Depth analysis by Political Capital....
 
In-depth analysis  16/09/10

Anti-Immigrant Prejudice in Central and Eastern Europe

Political Capital's analysis on attitudes toward migrants in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland....
Chart of the Week  06/09/10

Change of Government – A New Hope?

Among the Visegrad nations (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia), Hungarians have the dimmest view of their country’s economic situation and their personal finances....
 
In-depth analysis  02/06/10

Major lessons of elections in the Czech Republic

While the formation of a minority government cannot be ruled out, a three-party right-wing coalition led by Petr Nečas is a more likely scenario....
Risk Watch  06/04/10

Euro adoption – Prospects and threats: CZECH REPUBLIC

Meeting the Maastricht criteria has not been the Czech Republic’s priority in the past few years since governments preferred to have a wider fiscal playing field....
 
Risk Watch  06/04/10

Czech politicians run a dirty election campaign that shies away from issues

The Czech Republic’s election race is wide open. A number of new political formations may enter Parliament or even join the government....
Chart of the Week  22/02/10

New-style politics a success in the Czech Republic

The leading Czech political parties' popularity is decreasing, indicating rising disappointment with the political elite. This trend signifies increasing demand for politicians who are new, or have pr...
 
Risk Watch  19/02/10

Bulgarian Missile Defence Row

PM Borisov must decide whether to risk angering Russia by deciding to host part of the US’s planned missile defence system....
Risk Watch  19/02/10

The Czech Election Race is Totally Open

The Czech Republic's election race is wide open: Two-, three-, or maybe even four-party coalitions are all possible, including the Communists taking part in a government lead by the Social Democrats....
 
Czech Republic  19/02/10

Election Campaign Does Not Favour the Czech Economy

The Czech economy unexpectedly contracted 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2009. This followed two quarterly increases that had pulled the country out of recession....
Risk Watch  19/02/10

Slovak PM Fico Heads into June Elections with no Credible Challenger

Slovakia’s senior governing party Smer may be able to gain an absolute majority in the June elections, unless most small parties pass the 5% for parliamentary representation....
 
In-depth analysis  11/02/10

Back by Popular Demand

The extreme right is in demand - at least in Eastern Europe. That's the conclusion of Political Capital Institute’s Demand for Right-Wing Extremism Index (DEREX), published in Hungarian weekly HVG....
Chart of the Week  21/01/10

Public concern about euro introduction in the CEE and Baltic states

Hungarians and Romanians are by far the most enthusiastic about adopting the euro among their CEE and Baltic neighbors. Concern about Europe's common currency is highest in the Baltics, although oppos...
 
Risk Watch  21/01/10

Czech General Election Most Likely in May 2010

President Klaus plans to call general elections on May 28 and 29, the latest possible dates. The president’s views on the timing of the election are unlikely to change....
Risk Watch  20/01/10

Record Planned Deficit May Climb Even Higher

Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed a 2010 budget law that anticipates a record budget deficit of CZK 162 billion (€6.2 billion), or 5.7% of GDP....
 
Chart of the Week  19/12/09

Increasing contribution in Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced December 1 that the US will send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. The president also asked the other countries participating in the mission to increase their troop ...
Risk Watch  14/12/09

Czech Budget Loosened by Ad-Hoc Alliance – Structural Reform Remains Elusive

The Czech Parliament approved a budget for the year 2010 that includes a series of new spending measures pushed through by left-wing parties....
 
Risk Watch  07/12/09

Most Significant Risk Factors that Could Hinder Economic Recovery: Czech Rep.

The unpredictable nature of the Czech Republic’s political landscape is the source of the country’s biggest challenges in recovering from the economic downturn....
Chart of the Week  02/12/09

Will Germany save the CEE region?

Germany’s latest economic figures are making CEE countries giddy with hope. Most nations in the CEE region have only small domestic markets, making exports the only possible motor of economic growth. ...
 
 

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