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Zeman wants the euro ‘ASAP’

In his speech in Strasbourg, Czech president also had strong words for the European Parliament Strasbourg, Feb. 26 (ČTK) — Czech President Miloš Zeman strongly supports the Czech Republic’s adoption of the single European currency “as soon as possible,” he said in his speech in the European Parliament (EP) today. He added that the euro… Keep Reading

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June 11 set for bullying awareness project

Anti-bullying campaign launched as research reveals Europeans feel their governments are not doing enough FEBRUARY 20 — More than seven in 10 European citizens believe their government is not doing enough to tackle bullying in schools, and even more believe not enough is being done to tackle cyberbullying, research from BeatBullying, Europe’s largest anti-bullying NGO,… Keep Reading

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Czech gov’t wants ban on those responsible for Ukrainian violence

ForMin Zaorálek points finger at Ukraine Cabinet and says methods are ‘unacceptable’ Prague, Feb 19 (ČTK) — The Czech Cabinet believes that it is not possible for people who are responsible for the violence in Ukraine to be allowed to enter the EU member states, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) said, adding that… Keep Reading

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Czech Republic a mecca for medical tourism

Právo: Foreigners spend millions on health care in Czech Republic Prague, Feb 3 (ČTK) – More and more foreigners seek paid health care services, primarily plastic surgery, surgical treatment of obesity and assisted reproduction, in the Czech Republic, annually spending tens of millions of crowns on them, the daily Právo writes today. Britons, Germans, Austrians… Keep Reading

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No deal on Slovak nuclear reactor

Slovaks end talks on Rosatom’s entry into nuclear project Bratislava, Dec 29 (ČTK) — The Slovak Ministry of Economy has finished talks with Rosatom on the Russian company’s entry into a project of building a new nuclear power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice, the server has reported. A new strategic partner may join the project,… Keep Reading

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Bitcoins proving popular in Slovakia

Installation of first bitcoin ATM in Slovakia meets with success Bratislava, Dec 27 (ČTK) — The installation of the first ATM machine dispensing digital currency bitcoin in the Slovak capital of Bratislava about one month ago has met with great interest among Slovaks, although the possibility to pay with the currency is still very limited… Keep Reading

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This Bud ruling not for Budvar

Budvar may appeal French verdict making “BUD” trademark invalid České Budějovice /Colmar (France), Dec 5 (ČTK)— Czech brewery Budějovický Budvar is considering whether it will file an appeal to the Supreme Court over the verdict of the French Appellate Court that the “BUD” designation of origin, owned by Budvar, is invalid, Budvar’s spokesman Petr Samec… Keep Reading

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Fresh calls to Greece to release Czech developers

Anger grows over island arrest of Czech software developers on spy charges Greece is facing growing pressure to release two Czech software programmers arrested in September accused of spying on a military installation on the island of Lemnos. Ivan Buchta (33) and Martin Pezlar (28), face between five and 20 years in jail if convicted… Keep Reading

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Hungary to compromise on media law

It’s been quite a month but the hullaballoo over Hungary’s controversial media reforms now seems certain to be entering its appeasement phase after Hungary indicated its willingness to compromise on certain controversial aspects of the law earlier this week. Jonathan Todd a spokesperson for the EU’s Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said that Ms. Kroes… Keep Reading

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Putinization of Hungary: Time for the EU to intervene?

This week an editorial featured in the Washington Post speaks about the ‘’Putinization’’ of Hungary. Admittedly while comparing Hungary to Russia is going too far, Hungary is a one party state where the checks and balances of democracy are one by one gradually being dismantled. Thus maybe it is time for Brussels to send a… Keep Reading

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