Czech interior minister: ‘Nobody has to call us for solidarity’

By |september 14th, 2017|Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Doctors Without Borders, Italy, Libya, migrants, Milan Chovanec, News, Paolo Gentiloni, Refugees|

The Czech Republic has not relocated a refugee for more than a year and remains in breach of its legal obligations. The Czech position remains the same despite the ruling of the Court of Justice supporting the Commission's migrant relocation policy. EU...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech interior minister: ‘Nobody has to call us for solidarity’

Czech committee recommends letting police charge PM candidate Babis

By |avgust 31st, 2017|Andrej Babis, ANO 2011, Bohuslav Sobotka, Miloš Zeman, News|

A Czech parliamentary committee recommended on Wednesday (30 August) that lawmakers should lift the immunity of Andrej Babiš, the leader of the most popular party and candidate for prime minister, and allow police to charge him with subsidy fraud.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech committee recommends letting police charge PM candidate Babis

Czechs in favour of deeper integration, but shun the euro

By |avgust 25th, 2017|Aleš Chmelař, Austria, Bohuslav Sobotka, Christian Kern, Czech Republic, defence, Emmanuel Macron, EU integration, euro, Eurogroup, Euroscepticism, France, News, Robert Fico, security, Slovakia|

The Czech Republic wants to be in the EU’s “core”, but without the common currency. Prague wants to focus on common defence instead. EURACTIV.cz reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czechs in favour of deeper integration, but shun the euro

Macron courts EU’s eastern leaders over posted workers, antagonises Poland

By |avgust 25th, 2017|Beata Szydło, Bohuslav Sobotka, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Emmanuel Macron, France, future of EU, Klaus Iohannis, News, Poland, Posted Workers Directive, Robert Fico, Romania, Schengen, Slovakia, Visegrad Four|

Snubbing Poland, French President Emmanuel Macron is touring eastern EU countries to gather support for tightening EU rules over the employment of cheap labour in other member states. But Warsaw said it would oppose this reform “to the very end”.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Macron courts EU’s eastern leaders over posted workers, antagonises Poland

Czechs may seek observer seat at beefed-up Eurogroup

By |avgust 22nd, 2017|Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Eurogroup, eurozone membership, Lubomír Zaorálek, News, Slovakia, Visegrad Four|

The Czech Republic may try to get an observer seat at the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers if its decision-making powers are boosted under plans to reshape the European Union, the foreign minister said on Monday (21 August).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czechs may seek observer seat at beefed-up Eurogroup

EU opens sanctions procedure against Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over refugees

By |junij 13th, 2017|Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Filippo Grandi, Hungary, immigration, Islamophobia, migrants, Muslims, News, Peter Szijjarto, Poland, Racism, refugee crisis, Refugees, relocation, Visegrad Four, Witold Waszczykowski|

The EU launched legal action yesterday (13 June) against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU opens sanctions procedure against Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over refugees

Sobotka and Fico: Czechs and Slovaks committed to nuclear energy

By |maj 26th, 2017|Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Dukovany, ENEF, Kateřina Konečná, Martin Sedlák, News, Pavel Řežábek, Peter Ziga, Prague, Robert Fico, Slovakia|

The Czech Republic and Slovakia see nuclear power as key to their future energy mix. But new reactors needed in both states, however, face financing problems due to the low price of electricity. EURACTIV.cz reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Sobotka and Fico: Czechs and Slovaks committed to nuclear energy

Anti-government protests sweep Czech Republic

By |maj 11th, 2017|Andrej Babis, Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, News, Velvet revolution|

Thousands gathered in Prague and other Czech cities on Wednesday (10 May) for protests against Vice-Prime Minister Babiš and President Zeman, claiming they will continue to demonstrate until both politicians resign. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Anti-government protests sweep Czech Republic

Visegrad Four slam ‘blackmail’ by Brussels on migrants

By |marec 29th, 2017|Beata Szydło, Bohuslav Sobotka, Czech Republic, Hungary, News, Poland, refugee crisis, relocation, Robert Fico, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrád Four) rejected yesterday (28 March) what they called Brussels' use of "blackmail and diktat" over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad Four slam ‘blackmail’ by Brussels on migrants

Czechs before Rome: No to multi-speed, yes to common defence

By |marec 23rd, 2017|Bohuslav Sobotka, Civic Democratic Party, Czech Republic, Jakub Dürr, Jan Zahradil, Multi-speed Europe, News, Rome Declaration, Visegrád Group|

EU leaders are going to meet in Rome on Saturday (25 March) to discuss the future of European integration. The Czech Republic is still not sure what to do. EURACTIV.cz reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czechs before Rome: No to multi-speed, yes to common defence