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Norwegian politician pledges help with Czech custody case

Charges were never filed against parents, but children remain in Norway Prague, Dec 12 (ČTK) — Norwegian journalist and politician Jan Simonsen has promised to Czech MEP Tomáš Zdechovský that he will address Norwegian ministers and lawmakers in connection with the case of two Czech boys whom the authorities took away from their mother,Eva Michaláková,… Keep Reading

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Czech children to spend fourth Christmas in Norwegian foster care

TOP 09 deputy wants government to ask for answers international child custody dispute Prague, Dec 9 (ČTK) — Czech mother Eva Michaláková, from whom the Norwegian authorities took her sons away three years ago, plans to file a legal complaint against the social service in Norway and ask for the children to be placed in… Keep Reading

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Zeman appears on Russian TV to blast sanctions

Despite large opposition to his cozy stance on Russia, Czech president says Ukraine is experiencing nothing other than a ‘civil war’ Moscow, Nov. 17 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman again voiced his critical position with regard to the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia over its policy in the Ukrainian crisis in a… Keep Reading

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EU-Ukraine agreement takes effect

Parties issue a joint statement praising closer relations Following is the full text released by the EU press office: Joint Statement by the Presidents of Ukraine, the European Council and the European Commission on the occasion of the beginning of the provisional application of the Association Agreement We welcome the launch of the provisional application… Keep Reading

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Zeman gives expatriates’ application to minister

President continues his full-throated support of Volhynian Czechs Lány, central Bohemia, Oct. 18 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman handed a list of 232 expatriates in Ukraine, who had asked for repatriation in the Czech Republic due to the present situation in their country, to Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) today. Zeman also… Keep Reading

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New Czech EU Commissioner Jourová emphasizes her independence

Current minister prepares for her confirmation hearings in front of MEPs in Brussels Brussels, Sept. 29 (ČTK) — New Czech European Union Commissioner for Justice, Consumer and Gender Equality Věra Jourová, 50, has stressed her independence, qualities as a team player and the effort to improve EU citizens’ lives in her written answers to MEPs.… Keep Reading

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Slovak priest: Jews are to blame for Holocaust

He warns that the Roma are headed in the same direction Prague, Sept 6 (ČTK) — Slovak Catholic priest Emil Floriš said the Jews themselves are to blame for the Holocaust and the same can happen to Romanies, the Czech daily Právo writes. “A part of the speech by Floriš, who spoke at a mass… Keep Reading

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Zeman scared of Islamic expansion, not Russian invasion

At NATO summit, Czech president says conflict in Ukraine is little more than a civil war because there are fewer Russian troops than in 1968 Czechoslovakia Prague, Sept. 5 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman considers the conflict in Ukraine to be a civil war, not a Russian invasion, he told radio station Frekvence 1 Wednesday… Keep Reading

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Fico criticizes Ukraine for possible sanctions against Russia

Slovak prime minister says Ukraine should honor its commitments to the association agreement Bratislava, Aug. 14 (ČTK) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has criticized Ukraine for preparing sanctions against Russian persons and companies, and he has called on Ukraine not to approve them, expressing concerns that the legislation could result in a halt to… Keep Reading

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Soviets spied on their friends in Czechoslovakia

Archive confirms that KGB had ears inside communist Czechoslovakia’s halls of power Prague/Cambridge, Britain, Aug. 13 (ČTK special correspondent) — The KGB Soviet secret service collected detailed information about the relations among the Czechoslovak Communist Party (KSČ) leaders in the 1970s and 80s because it mistrusted them after 1968, historian Prokop Tomek has told the… Keep Reading

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