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Unions threaten action over plan to let 10 percent of state employees go

The Czech Republic’s unions have come out strongly against the minister of finance’s plans to make some 10 percent of state employees redundant as a cost-saving measure. Union leaders say the idea will impact the quality of public services – and are threatening action.

 
 
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Further attack in Afghanistan leaves…

An Afghan soldier opened fire on a Czech military vehicle on Monday, killing one and injuring two more members of the…

 
 
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PM Andrej Babiš halts work on promised…

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has gone back on a promise to implement a Code of Ethics for cabinet ministers, instructing…

 
 
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First official visit to Russia by Czech…

Bilateral relations with Moscow have been strained since Brussels imposed sweeping sanctions following the Russian…

 
 
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Tomáš Petříček officially named foreign…

Three and a half months after the official forming of Andrej Babiš’s cabinet, the Czech foreign ministry has received a…

 
 
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Analyst: Poor ANO showing reflects…

The Civic Democrats and the Mayors and Independents gained 10 and seven seats, respectively, in elections to one-third…

 
 
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Why are there so few Roma politicians?

Whereas in 1990 there were eight Roma MPs in the Czechoslovak Parliment, today there are none and candidates who belong…

 
 
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Impact of EU emissions cut target on…

EU lawmakers have hammered out a deal to cut vehicle emissions 35 percent by 2030 in a bid to fight climate change and…

 
 
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Friends of Tibet group established in…

A “Friends of Tibet” group has just been established by fifty deputies and senators in the Czech Parliament. The news…

 
 
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Skripal suspects believed to have…

The suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal reportedly visited the Czech…

 
 
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Czech counterintelligence helps uncover…

The Czech Security Information Service (BIS) issued a press release on Monday in which it says it cooperated with…

 
 
 
 
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