Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

By |november 18th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, News, Slovakia|

The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister expressed regret over his communist past on Sunday (17 November) while Slovakia's liberal president hailed the sacrifices communist-era dissidents made for democracy as their nations celebrated 30 years s...

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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland ‘breached EU law’ by refusing refugees

By |november 1st, 2019|anti-immigration, Czech Republic, ECJ, European Court of Justice, Hungary, News, Poland, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday (31 October).

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Media-shy Czech mogul buys TV empire spanning in 5 EU countries

By |oktober 29th, 2019|Bulgaria, Czech Republic, media freedom, News, oligarchs, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia|

The PPF investment group owned by Petr Kellner, who keeps a low profile despite being the Czech Republic's wealthiest man, said Monday (28 October) it had sealed a deal for the CME media group running 30 TV stations in five Central European states.

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Prague to remove statue of Soviet World War II marshal

By |september 13th, 2019|Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Miloš Zeman, News, Russia, USSR, World War II|

A district assembly in Prague voted on Thursday (12 September) to remove a statue of a Soviet World War Two marshal and replace it with a more general memorial following a row that has drawn in the Czech president and Russian authorities.

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Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

By |september 5th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, European Commission, future eu, New European Commission, News, Politico, rule of law, Ursula von der Leyen, Věra Jourová|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has scolded Politico for publishing what he said was old and unconfirmed information about a potential rule-of-law portfolio for the Czech Commission candidate Věra Jourová. But he did say this portfolio would be a prestigious one.  EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

Will the government of Andrej Babiš survive again?

By |julij 15th, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, News|

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote on 27 June, but his coalition government is torn by internal strife and appears to be nearer the end than at any point in its past 12 months in office.

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How to fix Eastern Europe’s problem with 2050 climate neutrality

By |julij 12th, 2019|climate neutrality, Czech Republic, energy poverty, Hungary, News, Poland|

A radical, one might say populist, solution to solve the Eastern blockade on climate neutrality would be to set up a European Climate Solidarity Fund, writes István Bart.

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Embattled Czech mogul PM survives confidence vote

By |junij 27th, 2019|Andrej Babis, corruption, czech elections, Czech Republic, News|

Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote early on Thursday (27 June), even as he faces charges of graft, EU concerns over possible conflicts of interest and mass rallies demanding his resignation.

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The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

By |junij 26th, 2019|Czech Republic, gas pipeline, Hungary, News, Nord Stream, Nord Stream-2, Poland, Slovakia, Visegrad 4, Visegrad Four, Visegrád Group|

The Nord Stream II pipeline gave birth to a seemingly united front among several Central and Eastern European states objecting to the project, including Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. That, however, is far from the truth, writes Martin Jirušek.

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Czech MEPs ‘all over the place’, except in S&D group

By |junij 25th, 2019|Czech Republic, European elections 2019, News|

Czech voters have sent 21 MEPs to the European Parliament, including 11 new faces. The political fragmentation seen in the new EU assembly is also reflected in the Czech contingent of MEPs. EURACTIV.cz brings an overview of all the parties and represen...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech MEPs ‘all over the place’, except in S&D group