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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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Niedermeyer: EU must seek alternatives to Russia

Czech MEP says the union should start looking elsewhere for better trading partners Prague, Sept. 9 (ČTK) — Russia is a bad trade partner as its present leaders are incapable of offering trade relations based on confidence and observance of rules, which is why the European Union must seek alternatives, Luděk Niedermayer, MEP for the… 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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EU-funded tool to help our brain deal with big data

With data generation in the quadrillions of bytes every minute, the European Union joins with researchers to find a way to process all this information Every single minute, the world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data, equal to 360,000 DVDs. How can our brain deal with increasingly big and complex data sets? European Union… Keep Reading

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Zeman supports trade with Russia

Spokesman says president sees turmoil in Ukraine as a ‘short- or medium-term matter’ Prague, Aug 4. (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman is against interrupting business relations with Russia, and he appreciates the effort of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) in this respect, Zeman’s spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters today. “The president appreciates… Keep Reading

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EU seizes counterfeit goods from Far East

Items ranged from phones to pharmaceutical products A major joint customs operation code named ERMIS has seized 70,000 contraband goods, in an operation that was carried-out by the Greek Customs Administration, and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), after the European Commission released details of the customs raids. The 70,000 goods were taken in March in… Keep Reading

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