The Czech state will be forced to return “hundreds of millions” of crowns due to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s ongoing conflict of interest and improper disbursement of EU funds, a Czech opposition MEP on the European Parliament’s budget control committee says, citing the final European Commission audit.Continue Reading

Will enlargement be one of the priorities of the Czech Presidency over the Council of the EU, what could be the lessons from the Visegrad Group for the Western Balkans and is there currently political will among EU member states for enlargement? These were some of the questions EWB has asked Tomáš Petříček, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs.Continue Reading

The European Commission sent 30 ventilators from its rescEU stockpile Thursday to the Czech Republic as it struggles with the worst rate of coronavirus infections in Europe. “Czechia is facing one of the most difficult situations in Europe right now,” as cases are “rising rapidly,” Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wrote in a press release. The country “needs medical equipment to treat patients in hospitals.”Continue Reading