Three EU countries have denied reaching any final agreement with Germany on the return of migrants to the country of entry, despite Angela Merkel’s claim she’d received “political consent” from 14 EU nations to strike such a deal. “No such deal has been reached,” spokesman for Hungary’s government Zoltan Kovacs said, adding that Budapest has repeatedly rejected German attempts to “return” migrants to their first country of entry into the EU. Similar statements have been produced by Poland and the Czech Republic, which also denied reaching any agreements on the matter. “There are no any new agreements regarding the reception of asylum seekers from EU countries, we confirm (that), like the Czech Republic and Hungary,” Polish Foreign Ministry spokesman Artur Lompart said. Read more Earlier on Saturday, media reported that, during the EU summit, 14 European countries, including some outspoken opponents of German … [Read more...] about What consent? Hungary, Poland & Czech Republic deny sealing migrant deal with Merkel
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By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com While the Azerbaijani army was showcasing its weapons on a promotional video during exercises on Sept. 18-22, 2017, observers noticed Czech-made military hardware, including DANA howitzer artillery pieces (11-mile range) and Rm-70 rocket launchers (12-mile range). Initially, it was not known how these weapons arrived in Baku, given the fact that the Czech Republic had not issued any permits to its manufacturers to sell such hardware to Azerbaijan. Under the laws of the Czech Republic, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Interior have to approve requests for weapon sales proposed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Also, the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) had recommended that their member states not supply arms to Azerbaijan and Armenia due to the Artsakh conflict. In addition, weapon sales to Azerbaijan would violate United … [Read more...] about Czech Republic sells weapons to Azerbaijan illegally via Israel
The activists in more than 20 cities of the country have collected numerous petitions against Babis' role in the government. The petitions wil be then reportedly transferred to Prague Castle. © AP Photo/ Petr David JosekCzech Parliament Strips PM Babis of Immunity Over Illegitimate 2Mln EU SubsidyAndrej Babis, a 63-year-old businessman and politician of Slovak origin, used to work in foreign trade organizations in Czechoslovakia, and then began to develop his own business empire starting from 1990. His agriculture-chemical holding Agrofert is the industry's largest company in Eastern Europe. In September 2017, Forbes magazine estimated Babis' fortune at $4.1 billion. The Czech Republic has been reportedly struggling for months to overcome a government crisis. In May, Babis was dismissed from the position of finance minister under then Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's government … [Read more...] about Thousands Rally in Czech Republic Against Incumbent PM Andrej Babis
ČTK | 6 April 2018 Prague, April 5 (CTK) - Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the Czech Republic this autumn, which will be the first visit to the country by the Indian head of state after more than 20 years, according to CTK sources. Kovind will meet supreme political representatives, including President Milos Zeman. Prague will also welcome other heads of state this year, such as French President Emmanuel Macron and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. An autumn visit by some supreme U.S. representative is also being discussed. India is a promising destination for Czech exporters. This is the fastest growing big economy that sees an annual GDP rise by 7-8 percent and its further rise is expected in the following years, according to Czech diplomacy's document. Czechs diplomacy was striving for a meeting with a supreme Indian representative for several years. New Czech Ambassador to India Milan Hovorka was assigned in 2015 to secure a visit by the … [Read more...] about Indian president to visit Czech Republic this autumn
Twenty-four European countries, Australia, Canada and the US have announced that they will be expelling 122 Russian diplomats over the coming week. The announcements came on Monday and Tuesday, days after the UK expelled 23 Russian officials. In addition, Bulgaria and Luxemburg recalled their ambassadors from Moscow for consultations. NATO also expelled seven diplomats from Russia's mission to the alliance. Earlier in March, UK's Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russia of being behind the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The two were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping centre in the English town of Salisbury on March 4. The UK government has claimed that a Russian-made nerve agent was used to poison the two. Russia has denied the accusations and last week expelled 23 UK diplomats. In response, on Friday, heads of European Union countries held a special meeting to decide on measures they can take in support of the UK, which is … [Read more...] about Which countries are expelling Russian diplomats?