Dean Brabec, Managing Director of Arthur D. Little Czech Republic, explains in his three page article for Euro magazine how the global economic crisis affected the Czech energy market and influenced energy prices. His article gives answers to the following questions: How did the global economic crisis affect the Czech energy sector? Who profited on the crisis and on the contrary, who endured losses? What was the role of the regulator? How will the structure of the Czech energy market look in the future? How to strengthen the security and independence of the Czech energy sector?