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Zeman meets Putin while in Beijing

Both presidents are in China for World War II celebrations Beijing, Sept 3 (ČTK special correspondent) — Czech President Miloš Zeman today called on Russia to join the international effort to stop terrorism of the Islamic State when he met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin while on a visit to Beijing where they are attending… Keep Reading

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EU wants to complete talks on TTIP under Obama

EU Commissioner for Trade met with Prime Minister Sobotka in Prague Prague, June 5 (ČTK) — The talks about the EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should be completed under U.S. President Barack Obama’s term of office, which ends in January 2017, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said at a press conference after… Keep Reading

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Croatian police question Czech leader of wannabe country ‘Liberland’

Vít Jedlička claims to be president of a disputed territory between Croatia and Serbia Zagreb, May 10 (ČTK) — The Croatian police detained Czech Vít Jedlička on attempting to enter the self-constituted state of “Liberland” at the border between Croatia and Serbia on Saturday evening, but he was released after questioning today, which he has… Keep Reading

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Czech medical team to help earthquake victims in Nepal

Plane may take stranded Czechs back home; Some 24 Czechs are missing Prague, April 27 (ČTK) — The Czech government approved today sending a medical trauma team to help Nepal earthquake victims, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has written on Twitter. Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek (ČSSD) said the team of over 30 physicians… Keep Reading

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Zeman: Pope Francis could visit Czech Republic

The pope might come for an ecumenical meeting in 2018 Vatican, April 24 (ČTK special correspondent) — Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit the place of pilgrimage at Velehrad, south Moravia, President Miloš Zeman said after a meeting with the Pope today. Zeman said the visit could take place in the spring of 2018,… Keep Reading

Russian president Viladimir Putin meets Ukranian president Petro Poroshenko in Minsk with Angela Merkel
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Full text: Joint declaration on the Ukraine ceasefire

A joint statement by all participants was released by the German government press and information office Full text of the joint statement: Declaration by the President of the Russian Federation, the President of the Ukraine, the President of the French Republic and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in support of the “Package… Keep Reading

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Zeman criticizes historical Ukrainian leaders

Views on Bandera and Shukhevych differ but they are heroes in Ukraine Prague, Jan 8 (ČTK) — Czech President Milos Zeman has criticized Ukrainian leaders Stepan Bandera (1909-59) and Roman Shukhevych (1907-50), saying he cannot congratulate Ukraine on such national heroes in his response to an open letter by four Ukrainian studies scholars and historians.… Keep Reading

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Zeman criticizes Ukrainian PM

President says Yatsenyuk is ‘prime minister of war’ Prague, Jan 3 (ČTK) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may be a man of peace, while Prime Minister Arseni Yatsenyuk seems to be “the prime minister of war, judging by his words,” Czech President Miloš Zeman says in daily Právo , adding that Yatsenyuk shuns a peace… Keep Reading

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RFE/RL reporter detained in Baku

Khadija Ismayilova sent to two-month pretrial detention WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2014 — Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who contributes to RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, has been sentenced by a court in Baku to two months of pretrial detention, on charges of causing a man to attempt suicide, broadcaster RFE/RL said in a press release. The… Keep Reading

Czech Presiden Milos Zeman to visit China
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Zeman says Taiwan is part of China

Czech president opines that Taiwan will ‘soon’ be peacefully united with the mainland Beijing, Oct. 27 (special ČTK correspondent) — Czech President Miloš Zeman reassured his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, today that the Czech Republic recognizes the territorial integrity of China, including Tibet and Taiwan, and that it will not interfere in its internal affairs. Zeman… Keep Reading

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