Category archive

EU News - page 6

EU News

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

EU News

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

big data
EU News

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

zeman putin sochi
EU News

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

fake lacoste
EU News

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

EU News

Slovak press criticizes Babiš court decision

Scathing editorial in daily ‘Sme’ blasts country’s judiciary for verdict in case of Czech finance minister Bratislava, June 27 (ČTK) — The Slovak daily Sme today criticized the judge of a Bratislava court for her verdict that Slovak-born Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš was unfairly registered as an agent of the… Keep Reading

EU News

New Slovak president ready to give his salary to the poor

Philanthropist who takes over as head of state over the weekend has revealed more details Bratislava, June 11 (ČTK) — Businessman and philanthropist Andrej Kiska, who won the March presidential elections in Slovakia, repeated in an interview with the SITA news agency that he wants to divide his salary among families in distress. Kiska will… Keep Reading

EU News

Prague ready to block Albania’s EU alignment over ČEZ dispute

ČEZ has taken Albania to international arbitration over the loss of its distribution license Prague/Brussels, June 9 (ČTK) — The Czech Republic is prepared to block the granting of the EU candidate land’s status to Albania over a dispute between the ČEZ Czech state-controlled power utility and the Albanian state, high-ranking EU sources told The… Keep Reading

EU News

Czech diplomacy denies reports of Czech mercenaries in Ukraine

BIS says it has no evidence to support claims by Donetsk governor Prague/Kiev, June 7 (ČTK) — Czech diplomacy has no information on alleged Czech mercenaries taken hostage by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Czech Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Johana Grohová said in reaction to a Ukrainian separatist leader quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine press agency… Keep Reading

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels
EU News

Zeman: Islam is to blame for attack on Jewish Museum in Brussels

Czech president says he condemns any group that targets another based on religion Prague, May 27 (ČTK) — Islamic ideology rather than individual groups of religious fundamentalists is behind violent actions similar to the gun attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that killed four people, Czech President Miloš Zeman said Monday at the Israeli… Keep Reading

1 4 5 6 7 8
Go to Top