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Czech Republic sticking to its guns on migrant quotas in face of EC lawsuit

The European Commission has announced it is suing the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in the bloc’s top court for their refusal to take in asylum seekers in line with the Commission’s mandatory re-distribution mechanism. Prague says it will not change its stand and warns that a court case will only further undermine public trust in EU institutions.

 
 
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Czech suicide hot spots to be surveyed

Every day, approximately four Czechs die by their own hands, putting the suicide rate in the country above the EU and…

 
 
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Senator to take strict new foreigners…

A strict new foreigners’ law went into effect in August of this year despite protests from human rights organizations…

 
 
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Czechia faces shortage of doctors in…

The Czech Union of Private Practitioners is ringing alarm bells. According to their data, the Czech Republic will lack…

 
 
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At last! City approves plans for…

Plans to revamp Prague’s Wenceslas Square have received final approval after 12 years of debate.

 
 
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Supermarket chain Lidl sparks outrage…

The German supermarket chain Lidl has come under fire for its decision to erase the cross from Orthodox churches…

 
 
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From greeting cards and board games to…

Antonin Kokeš is a well-known Czech entrepreneur behind the enormously successful greeting card and board game…

 
 
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Ombudswoman says detainees’ rights are…

Police officers often disrespect detainees’ basic human rights, says a report by the Office of the Ombudswoman.

 
 
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Bill Clinton: Today Václav Havel’s…

The former US president Bill Clinton first visited the Czech Republic in 1994, offering the countries of the former…

 
 
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Prague outlines stricter stand on…

A City Hall working group has outlined measures to clamp down on the rocking offer of rooms and flats for tourist rents…

 
 
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New campaign cries foul on corruption…

A Transparency International campaign aims to fight corruption in Czech sport, particularly the abuse of public funds.

 
 
 
 
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