The Czech government is in danger of looking out of touch among its EU counterparts, as its coal commission is homing in on a post-2030 phase out of lignite that would undermine the recent commitment of its prime minister, Andrej Babiš’s, to increase the EU’s climate target to 55 per cent by 2030. Like Germany, the Czech coal commission is exploring several coal phase out scenarios.Continue Reading

Back in 1920, the science fiction drama Rossumovi Univerzální Roboti or Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R), written by Czech Karel Čapek successfully captivated audiences around the globe for its dystopian reflection on humanity, industrialisation and technology, as well as coining the word ‘robot’. Now, a century on, a new exhibition housed in the writer’s summer residence in Stará Huť, south of Prague, is focusing on Čapek’s influential masterpiece.Continue Reading

Hospitality group Hyatt is opening its first hotel in the Czech Republic, developed by Austrian based real estate company UBM Development. Located in Senovážné Square, only a short walk from Prague’s world-famous Old Town, the 175-room Andaz Prague hotel, expected to open in 2022, will be among the first luxury lifestyle hotels in the Czech capital.Continue Reading

Czech pharmaceutical firm Zentiva has bought the Central and Eastern European business of Alvogen, for an undisclosed amount. Alvogen CEE markets over 200 generic and over-the-counter products across multiple therapeutic areas, with many of its brands holding leading positions in 14 key markets across the region, including Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Balkans.Continue Reading