Markéta Pekarová Adamová is the speaker of the Czech Republic Chamber of Deputies and represents the political party TOP-09.
TOP-09 is part of Spolu, a coalition of three parties similar to what American’s would call “neo-conservative.” They run the Czech government in a coalition with the Mayors and Independents [STAN], and the left-wing Pirate Party.
Adamová suggested that the Czech people can use less gas and electricity this winter by wearing a sweatshirt inside their homes. She was widely mocked. So she doubled-down and launched an entire campaign called “A Sweatshirt Against Putin.” She even launched a website dedicated to wearing sweatshirts indoors to “fight Putin.”
The Czech Republic has some of the highest energy prices in Europe right now. While the country produces a lot of electricity, this is sold to Germany. The Czech people must then buy their electricity back from German companies. Also, the Czech Republic enacted a full embargo against Russian natural gas. However, they are buying Russian natural gas from Germany at a huge mark-up.