Czech PM urges EU to ditch Green Deal amid virus

By |marec 17th, 2020|Andrej Babis, China, coronavirus, Czech Republic, European Green Deal, News|

The Czech premier, whose country depends on nuclear energy and coal, said Monday (16 March) the European Union should ditch its landmark green law seeking carbon neutrality as it battles the novel coronavirus.

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After declaring state of emergency, Czech Republic puts population on lockdown

By |marec 13th, 2020|Breaking, COVID-19, Czech Republic, entry ban, Health, News, state of emergency, travel ban|

On Friday (13 March), the Czech Republic decided to ban entry to all foreign citizens and to ban all Czech nationals from leaving the country after it had a declared a state of emergency for the next 30 days on Thursday. New measures will take effect on Monday (16 March). EURACTIV.cz's Aneta Zachová reports.

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Commission chief warns against unilateral virus travel bans

By |marec 13th, 2020|Austria, coronavirus, Czech Republic, freedom of movement, Hungary, News, Schengen, Slovenia, Ursula von der Leyen|

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned Friday (13 March) against imposing unilateral travel restrictions to fight the coronavirus epidemic, as some member states have done.

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Visegrad Group: Will a new wind dispel the clouds?

By |marec 13th, 2020|Czech Republic, Hungary, News, Poland, Slovakia, Visegrad countries|

One thing is moving in the right direction: according to the most recent Eurobarometer surveys, the pro-EU sentiment stands at a high level in the four Visgrad countries, write Yannis Karamitsios and Marcela Valkova.

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Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

By |december 4th, 2019|Andrej Babis, conflict of interest, Czech Republic, EU funds, fraud, News, OLAF|

The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.

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Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan, part II

By |december 2nd, 2019|Czech Republic, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, Jerzy Buzek, Just transition, Mateusz Morawiecki, Multiannual Financial Framework, News, nuclear power, Poland, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Orbán|

In October 2018, EURACTIV revealed how the European Commission was planning to propose an ambitious new climate plan for 2050. Now the EU is on the cusp of agreeing to implement it. Here is how the pieces line up ahead of crunch talks later in December.

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EU audit finds Czech Prime Minister Babis in conflict of interest

By |december 2nd, 2019|Andrej Babis, Czech Republic, News|

A European Commission audit has confirmed that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is in a conflict of interest due to his former business empire that he has put into trust funds, weekly Respekt reported on its website on Sunday (1...

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‘Heat our homes, not the planet’: EU clean air forum takes heating to task

By |november 29th, 2019|Czech Republic, Michał Kurtyka, News, Poland|

Heating’s huge impact on the EU’s air quality and greenhouse gas emissions needs new focus and attention, according to policymakers and activists gathered in Bratislava on Thursday (28 November).

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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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