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Europol: A massive data breach revealing the risks

The European Association for the Defence of Human Rights (AEDH) notes with concern the data breach at Europol, the European Police Office. On Wednesday, Europol, reacting to the story of a Dutch public TV broadcaster, has admitted that some secret files concerning terrorist activities have been posted online as a result of a “human error”.… Keep Reading

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Hindus express dismay at Slovakia’s new religion law

Hindus have expressed dismay at Slovakia’s new law on religion, which they think is a setback to religious equality. Approved by Slovakia Parliament, this new law on religion reportedly toughens conditions for minority religions with a small number of congregants to function in Slovakia. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today,… Keep Reading

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EU-Ukraine deal takes effect

The trade part of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement becomes operational Jan. 1 Brussels, Dec 31, 2015 — On Jan. 1, 2016, the European Union and Ukraine will start applying the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) which forms part of the Association Agreement signed in June 2014. The rest of the Association Agreement has… Keep Reading

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V4 countries adopt joint declaration

Bloc shares unified position on key issues of migration and terrorism Prior to a meeting of the European Council, the Visegrad Group adopted a joint declaration regarding topics that will be debated with the leaders of other EU Member States in Brussels today and tomorrow, according to a Czech government press release. The V4 countries… Keep Reading

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Plan of joint Czech-Slovak air squadron fails

Slovakia lacks money for Gripens, will likely keep Cold War–era MiGs in service Prague, Dec 7 (ČTK) — The plan of a joint Czech-Slovak supersonic air squadron has failed since Slovakia lacks money for the Gripen fighters now, daily Lidové noviny (LN) writes. The Czech-Slovak squadron was to operate 22 Swedish-made Jas-39 Gripen fighters, 14… Keep Reading

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Slovak government approves anti-terrorist bills

Package of bills will increase police powers on searches, detention and cyberspace Bratislava, Nov 27 (ČTK) — The Slovak government approved a package of bills strengthening the powers of the police and secret services and tightening the punishment of acts of terrorism in reaction to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. “Slovakia’s security is a… Keep Reading

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PM disappointed at Juncker’s words about migration

Sobotka wants more emphasis on security in dealing with refugee crisis Prague, Nov 15 ČTK  The Czech Republic must help people in need, but at the same time it must think of its own security, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Czech Television ČT today and added that he was disappointed at Jean-Claude Juncker’s words… Keep Reading

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Obligatory migration quotas may be unlawful

Interior minister will present his findings on Monday Prague, Sept 20 (ČTK) — The Czech Interior Ministry has worked out an analysis according to which the obligatory quotas for accepting refugees are probably unlawful, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (senior government Social Democrats, ČSSD) wrote on Twitter today. He added that he would get the EU… Keep Reading

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Change in Czech refugee policy

Czechs cease to detain Syrians who applied for asylum in Hungary Prague, Sept 2 (ČTK) — The Czech Republic will stop as from today sending the citizens of Syria who applied for asylum in Hungary to detention facilities, foreigner police spokeswoman Kateřina Rendlová has told the Czech News Agency. She said the police will question… Keep Reading

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LN: US wants F-22s to cooperate with Gripens

All weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft are to be deployed in Europe Prague, Aug 28 (ČTK) — The US wants its F-22 Raptor fighters, which its plans to deploy in Europe, to learn to cooperate with the supersonic fighters of the allies, not only with the most widespread Eurofighter Typhoons but also the Gripen fighters used by the… Keep Reading

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