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Czech central bank to keep koruna weak until 2016

Czech central bank to keep koruna weak until 2016

Czech National Bank announces it will keep exchange rate of koruna at record low level until 2016. Previously, central bank said its currency…
EU sanctions against Russia to harm Czech exporters

EU sanctions against Russia to harm Czech exporters

EU sanctions against Russian arms companies will also hit some Czech industrial exporters
Czech Airlines still flying to Israel amid Gaza conflict

Czech Airlines still flying to Israel amid Gaza conflict

Czech Republic's flagship carrier is one of few airlines to still operate to Israel. Most airline companies suspended flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday…
Experts: NATO, USA know exactly what happened to MH-17

Experts: NATO, USA know exactly what happened to MH-17

Information about what exactly happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 shot down over eastern Ukraine is available not only to Russia and Ukraine,…
Czech Republic approves EUR 110,000 in aid to Palestine

Czech Republic approves EUR 110,000 in aid to Palestine

Czech humanitarian aid will be delivered to Palestinians by UN's office for Palestinian refugees in Middle East UNRWA
Spy agency “addressing” threat of Czech fighters in Ukraine

Spy agency “addressing” threat of Czech fighters in Ukraine

Experts say as much as 20 Czech nationals are fighting in Ukraine. Security agency BIS says cannot rule out possibility of Czechs fighting in Syria
Czech NATO soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan dies

Czech NATO soldier seriously injured in Afghanistan dies

Suicide bomber killed 17 people, including 5 Czech NATO troops and 2 police officers, near Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan's Parwan Province
Czech transport minister in possible conflict of interest

Czech transport minister in possible conflict of interest

Transport Minister Prachar is board chairman at private company, even though ministers are prohibited by Czech law from being involved in private…
Indebted Czech coal miner OKD may be for sale

Indebted Czech coal miner OKD may be for sale

OKD's owner NWR announced start of talks with creditors on debt restructuring
Police reopen case of EUR 55 mil nuclear waste repository

Police reopen case of EUR 55 mil nuclear waste repository

Czech state energy company CEZ awarded in 2007 contract to build nuclear waste storage facility to recently established company with hidden owners
Czech coalition still unable to agree on new EU commissioner

Czech coalition still unable to agree on new EU commissioner

Junior government ANO 2011 leader says that new Czech European commissioner should be selected by next European Commission president from candidates…
Czech Republic has new spymaster

Czech Republic has new spymaster

Jiri Sasek, who previously served as section chief at Czech foreign intelligence service UZSI, has become agency's new chief
CEZ to receive EUR 100 million in compensation from Albania

CEZ to receive EUR 100 million in compensation from Albania

Albania needs to end dispute with Czech energy giant CEZ in order to get USD 200 million from World Bank and other organizations to modernize its…
Kramatorsk resident: "Separatists include Chechen fighters"

Kramatorsk resident: "Separatists include Chechen fighters"

“Many people have left, situation is difficult”, said resident of eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, which has seen fierce clashes over control of…
Prague faces Saudi sanctions after president's remarks

Prague faces Saudi sanctions after president's remarks

Czech foreign minister met with Arab ambassadors Tuesday after Saudi Arabia mentioned possible sanctions in response to Czech president's anti-Islam…
Czech military top brass: Putin helps us get more funds

Czech military top brass: Putin helps us get more funds

Chief of general staff: Occupation of Crimea will hopefully serve as wake-up call and warning that Czech military is underfinanced
Skoda to manufacture Spanish carmaker Seat's new SUV

Skoda to manufacture Spanish carmaker Seat's new SUV

Spanish car manufacturer Seat's new SUV model will be manufactured at Skoda plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. Both Seat and Skoda are subsidiaries of…
We don't need more NATO troops in Europe: Czech Premier

We don't need more NATO troops in Europe: Czech Premier

Czech Republic does not ask for more NATO troops in Europe, said Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka in Vienna
Czech meth traffic gets increasingly international: Report

Czech meth traffic gets increasingly international: Report

Methamphetamine is produced in Czech Republic, partly from Poland's anti-flu pills, and is increasingly exported to Germany. Involvement of…
“You won't see me in Brussels”, says newly elected Czech MEP

“You won't see me in Brussels”, says newly elected Czech MEP

Czech non-parliamentary eurosceptic Free Citizens' Party has surprisingly won one seat in European Parliament last weekend