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Europe pushes green investment

EIB and EC put forward a plan to encourage local banks to support projects Combined proposals from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Commission hope to encourage more private investment for schemes that contribute to reducing energy use and conserve natural assets. The Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) aims to encourage local… Keep Reading

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Slovakia to reinstate citizenship for some

New move to affect mostly Hungarian Slovaks who had lost status following passage of controversial 2010 law Bratislava, Jan. 16 (ČTK) — Slovakia will start returning Slovak citizenship to those who lost it based on the controversial law that current Prime Minister Robert Fico’s previous cabinet pushed through in 2010, Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák has… Keep Reading

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Paris supermarket terrorist had Czech gun

Semiautomatic rifle is a recent model made by a Moravian company A video of Amedy Coulibaly, who took hostages at the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Paris on Jan. 9, shows him with a Czech-made semiautomatic rifle, according to a weapons expert. Coulibaly killed four Jewish people at the supermarket and took 15 hostages. The situation… Keep Reading

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EU responds to RFE/RL raid

Spokesperson says closing of Baku office violates international commitments The European Union has responded to closing of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty office in Baku, Azerbaijan, saying that it went against the concept of free speech and an independent media. The Baku office of RFE/RL was shut down following a Dec. 26 police raid in… Keep Reading

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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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