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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2015 awarded to Ludmilla Alexeeva

Prize named for former Czech president was given out in Strasbourg, for the third time Strasbourg, Sept 28, 2015 – The third Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honors outstanding civil society action in defense of human rights – has been awarded to veteran Russian human rights defender Ludmilla Alexeeva. The €60 000 prize… Keep Reading

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels
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Zeman to speak against Islamic State in UN

Czech president may meet Syrian foreign minister during four-day trip Prague/New York, Sept 26 (ČTK) – Czech President Miloš Zeman today leaves for a four-day visit to New York where he will attend a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its foundation. Zeman has repeatedly said… Keep Reading

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EU-Ukraine Association Agreement now in Zeman’s hands

Czech lower house passed agreement shortly before midnight Prague, Sept 18 (ČTK) — The lower house of Czech parliament passed the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine at its session shortly before midnight on Thursday, after months of protraction and despite strong criticism of the opposition Communist Party (KSČM). The upper house passed… Keep Reading

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Full text: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Prague

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka met with the press Sept. 9. Stoltenberg made the following remarks: Thank you so much, Prime Minister Sobotka. It is a great pleasure and a great honor to be in Prague. And thank you for hosting me and my delegation.… Keep Reading

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Czech firms ready to employ 5,000 refugees

Bureaucracy sets up a lot of obstacles for hiring people quickly Prague, Sept 10 (ČTK) — Czech firms are ready to immediately employ at least 5,000 refugees from countries such as Syria, especially in technical professions, according to a survey that the Confederation of Industry conducted among several dozens of large Czech industrial companies. “However,… Keep Reading

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CEFC board head advises Zeman

Chinese firm CEFC that has made several acquisitions recently Prague, Sept 5 (ČTK) —Ye Jianming, board chairman of the Chinese CEFC Group that has gained stakes in several Czech firms and bought some real estate in Prague recently, has been an adviser to Czech President Milos Zeman since April, Czech Radio (ČRo) said today. However,… Keep Reading

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Zeman’s term so far

President appoints two governments, vetoes few bills, does not grant pardon Prague, Sept 4 (ČTK) — Selection of the activities of Miloš Zeman, 70, the first Czech president chosen in a direct election, in the first half of his term (inaugurated on March 8, 2013): Appointment of governments and ministers: Zeman appointed two new governments… Keep Reading

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China’s CEFC in talks with Travel Service

Sixth-largest Chinese company has been on a Czech buying spree Prague, Sept 4 (ČTK) — Chinese group CEFC China Energy Company Limited is in talks about purchase of private airline Travel Service, Jaroslav Tvrdík, president of the Mixed Czech-Chinese Chamber and former CEO of national air carrier Czech Airlines (ČSA), confirmed to server today.… Keep Reading

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Czech police detain 214 migrants on trains in Břeclav

People were detained for not having travel documents, most were headed to Germany Břeclav, South Moravia, Sept 1 (ČTK) — The Czech police detained 214 refugees, mostly from Syria, on trains from Hungary and Austria at the railway station in Břeclav in the night, foreigner police spokeswoman Kateřina Rendlová told the Czech News Agency today.… Keep Reading

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Zeman: Refugees should be promptly returned

President cites disease, terrorist sleeper cells as causes for concern Lány, Central Bohemia, Aug 30 (ČTK) — Most immigrants are in Czech Republic illegally, and as they violated law, they should be promptly returned, not placed into various accommodation facilities, President Miloš Zeman said in an interview for Radio Frekvence 1 today. Zeman recalled that… Keep Reading

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