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Poland bets on electric car to power auto parts sector

09 Nov 2020

WARSAW/PRAGUE For air filter maker PZL Sedziszow, Poland's ambitious plan to produce an electric car from scratch could be the catalyst that helps the auto parts industry catch up with foreign neighbours.

Poland bets on electric car to power auto parts sector

09 Nov 2020

WARSAW/PRAGUE, Nov 9 For air filter maker PZL Sedziszow, Poland's ambitious plan to produce an electric car from scratch could be the catalyst that helps the auto parts industry catch up with foreign neighbours.

Czechs seek more patient capacity as COVID-19 infections soar

15 Oct 2020

PRAGUE The Czech Republic will start building capacity for COVID-19 patients outside of hospitals, officials said on Thursday, as the country faces the fastest rate of infections in Europe.

Polish retailers seek profits closer to home as coronavirus bites

17 Sep 2020

WARSAW/PRAGUE Poland's big clothing and footwear retailers LPP and CCC are switching focus back to eastern Europe, sizing opportunities to add brick-and-mortar stores as international rivals concentrate on online sales during the pandemic.

Startups in eastern Europe tap public money as private investors bail

31 Jul 2020

PRAGUE/WARSAW When altFINS' private backer pulled out of a financing deal in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Slovak blockchain startup had another option - publicly-funded venture firm Crowdberry.

Coronavirus 'Class of 2020': Europe's lost generation?

09 Jul 2020

PRAGUE When Dunia Skaunicova graduated in media marketing from Prague's Metropolitan university she quickly found a dream first job at a startup in the Czech capital, where companies were fighting to snap up multi-lingual graduates.

New documentary traces Czech Hasek's long road to success

17 Jun 2020

PRAGUE Growing up in the shadow of big brother Dominik, who starred in ice hockey from an early age, footballer Martin Hasek travelled a bumpier road to sporting success but one that nevertheless took him to the Champions League and Czech Republic side.

Cauliflower and cheaper beer as Prague puts local tourists first

03 Jun 2020

PRAGUE From Czech-speaking tour guides on the Charles Bridge to cheaper beer at Old Town Square pubs and traditional fried cauliflower on the menu, Prague businesses that rely on tourism are looking local to survive the summer season.

For Hire: Central Europe's business services firms spy a chance in crisis

13 May 2020

PRAGUE/WARSAW As the COVID-19 pandemic wipes out jobs and empties offices across the world, companies in Central Europe that provide remote, lower-cost services for multinationals are emerging as winners in the new business order.

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