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Czech Republic is blocking EU directive on gender quotas

Czech Republic is blocking EU directive on gender quotas

EU commissioner Jourová who has started to negotiate on the issue immediately after she had taken over her function in the EU Commission has a…
Former soldier sentenced for murder of political leader

Former soldier sentenced for murder of political leader

The judge of the court in Ústí nad Labem has compared the murder to an execution-style killing.
The strike in the Czech Airlines has been called off

The strike in the Czech Airlines has been called off

„We are glad that we have succeeded in saving more jobs,“ the flight attendants‘ trade union head Petra Posová said.
One dead after schizophrenic woman attacked students

One dead after schizophrenic woman attacked students

The sixteen-year old boy has tried to stop the woman’s attack on one of the girls, but the schizophrenic stabbed him several times with a long knife.
Billionaire's party wins Czech local elections

Billionaire's party wins Czech local elections

Political movement of the finance minister Andrej Babiš won in nine from thirteen regional capitals
New minister has a 12-year experience with the EU funding

New minister has a 12-year experience with the EU funding

Andrej Babiš had been negotiating with the new minister Karla Šlechtová for several weeks before she has replaced Věra Jourová as minister for…
New NATO military chairman: We refuse political correctness

New NATO military chairman: We refuse political correctness

Pavel stressed that more of his NATO colleagues are convinced that if some political assignment is wrong it is necessary to turn on the North…
Intelligence officers warn against underestimating Russia

Intelligence officers warn against underestimating Russia

EU has not the necessary information about Russia and uses information from media. On the contrary, Putin, as an ex-KGB officer works with…
Czechs could form spearhead forces within NATO

Czechs could form spearhead forces within NATO

Prague has offered to NATO 150 men from its special forces including helicopters.
Syrian refugee can stay in the country, Prague court decided

Syrian refugee can stay in the country, Prague court decided

The Czech Republic can’t forbide to the fugitives seeking refuge from persecution to enter its territory after they demand has been not accepted by…
Iranian vice minister: We should unite against terrorists

Iranian vice minister: We should unite against terrorists

Iran wants to become part of a broad international coalition that could face the danger represented by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Ukrainian army officer: Kiev could renew its nuclear status

Ukrainian army officer: Kiev could renew its nuclear status

You have betrayed Ukraine and left it on its own, general Volodymyr Ruban reproaches Western Europe and the US for not doing enough for his country.
Special forces unit taken away from Military Intelligence

Special forces unit taken away from Military Intelligence

From January 1, 2015, Czech Republic's 601st special forces unit will answer to General Staff
Minister: Czech Rep is ready for possible Ebola outbreak

Minister: Czech Rep is ready for possible Ebola outbreak

Top health officer: We will not be able to repatriate Czech citizens infected with Ebola without foreign assistance
Two women sue state over EUR 5,000 bribe to honorary consul

Two women sue state over EUR 5,000 bribe to honorary consul

Two Czech women claim they tried to bribe Czech honorary consul in Austria in 2005. Former honorary consul denies allegation
Czech state returns some of fugitive Krejcir's seized items

Czech state returns some of fugitive Krejcir's seized items

Items worth almost one million euros seized from Czech fugitive entrepreneur Radovan Krejcir have been handed over to his lawyers
Czech annual GDP grows 2.6 percent as construction recovers

Czech annual GDP grows 2.6 percent as construction recovers

Czech economy grew 2.6 percent in second quarter of 2014 compared to same period last year, according to preliminary estimate by Czech Statistical…
CEZ eyes worst year since 2006

CEZ eyes worst year since 2006

Czech semi-state energy giant CEZ's profit dropped 40 percent to CZK 17.2 billion (EUR 620 million) in first half of 2014 and revenues decreased by…
Minister: Russia's embargo may force EU to help producers

Minister: Russia's embargo may force EU to help producers

Czech agricultural exports to Russia during first six months of 2014 were worth CZK 1.5 billion (EUR 54 million)
Russia's Lukoil leaves Czech market, citing sanctions

Russia's Lukoil leaves Czech market, citing sanctions

Russian oil company Lukoil has announced it will sell its 44 gas stations in Czech Republic to Hungarian company MOL