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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

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Czech researchers turn snorkels into medical masks [Video]

Czech researchers turn snorkels into medical masks

Czech researchers have transformed low-cost snorkel masks available at local sporting goods shops into high-grade protection for medical workers and others against the coronavirus outbreak that has..

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Countries enforce mass closures to stem virus [Video]

Countries enforce mass closures to stem virus

Schools in France are closing down and large gatherings all over Europe have been canceled. But in Britain, the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak hasn't been quite as dramatic...

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Czech Republic tests nanotechnology for disinfecting public transport [Video]

Czech Republic tests nanotechnology for disinfecting public transport

Czech Republic transit workers have been spraying trams and buses with different types of disinfectant nano-polymers in the fight against COVID-19.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale [Video]

Tesco completes China exit with $357 mln stake sale

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco has completed its exit from China with the 275 million pound ($357 million) sale of its joint venture stake to state-run partner China Resources Holdings. Ciara Lee..

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Czech president Zeman to be hospitalized on Thursday: spokesman

Czech President Milos Zeman will go into hospital on Thursday and may remain there until Sunday, his spokesman said on Wednesday, adding there was no serious health issue.
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Czechs must build nuclear plants even if in breach of EU law, says PM

The Czech Republic will have to build new nuclear power plants to replace aging coal and nuclear capacity even if they are in breach of European law, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.
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Czechs get three bids for $2.1 billion fighting vehicle purchase

The Czech Republic has received preliminary bids from BAE Systems, General Dynamics European Land Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme for its planned purchase of 210 infantry fighting vehicles, the..
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Czech attorneys drop fraud charges against billionaire PM Babis

The Prague state attorney said on Friday he had halted a criminal investigation into whether Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis had abused EU subsidies, ending what had become a major headache for the..
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Czech state attorney halts investigation of PM Babis: newspaper

A Czech state attorney has halted an investigation of suspected fraud by Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the newspaper Denik N reported on Monday, citing two sources with knowledge of the state attorney's..
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China's Czech advance hampered by Huawei jitters, Tibetan flags

Fizzled investments, cyber security warnings and a Prague mayor defying Beijing by forging his own diplomatic path are muddying inroads China has made into the Czech Republic as it seeks to extend its..
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S Jaishankar starts three-nation trip today

Before heading to Russia on August 27, Jaishankar will spend some days in Hungary. Finishing his meetings with the Russian leadership, Jaishankar will travel to Poland, which will be the first..
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Czechs pick Bell for $622 million army helicopter deal

The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday.
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Czech president backs new culture minister nominee, defusing government crisis

Czech President Milos Zeman on Wednesday backed the new nominee for culture minister from the junior party in the ruling coalition, defusing a political crisis that had threatened to topple the..
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Czech president rejects minister nominee in row with government party

Czech President Milos Zeman rejected on Wednesday the nominee for culture minister proposed by the junior government partners, the Social Democrats, in a dispute that has threatened Prime Minister..
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Foreign power was behind cyber attack on Czech ministry: Senate

A foreign state staged the latest cyber attack targeting the Czech Foreign Ministry, the Senate's security committee said on Tuesday, though it did not identify the nation concerned or provide any..
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Czech 2020 budget talks stall, Social Democrats want more funds

Czech government talks on the 2020 budget hit a wall on Wednesday after the junior ruling party Social Democrats rejected current plans and said its ministries were around 20 billion crowns ($870..
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Czech president fires minister, still foot-dragging on replacement

Czech President Milos Zeman dismissed the culture minister on Monday after two months of delay that brought the ruling coalition to the brink of collapse.
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Czech government spat over minister drags on, president to decide on post in August

Czech President Milos Zeman will decide in August on whether to accept the Social Democrats' preferred pick for culture minister, a personnel move at the heart of a dispute rattling the ruling..
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Czech Social Democrats dig in heels over minister nominee, threatening government

The Czech Republic's junior coalition party the Social Democrats said on Monday they were sticking with their preferred candidate for culture minister, prolonging a spat that is threatening the..
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Czech government on brink as president again refuses to sack minister

The Czech ruling coalition appeared closer to collapse on Thursday after President Milos Zeman again refused a government request to sack the culture minister, raising the possibility of a snap..
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Russian airlines cancel some Czech flights in route row

Aeroflot and two other Russian airlines canceled several flights to and from the Czech Republic on Tuesday after the Czech Transport Ministry withdrew permits for the flights.
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Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chief

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
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Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumbles

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday there would be a snap election if his coalition partner goes through with threat to quit, raising the prospect of more political turmoil after weeks of..
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Czech government survives no-confidence vote but cabinet still fragile

The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence in parliament after public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis, but the cabinet's fate..
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Czechs demand PM Babis quit in biggest protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
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Czechs stage biggest anti-government protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
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Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after resistance from Poland, the Czech..
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Czech leader Babis defies inquiry, protests and EU audit

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has dug in to resist a criminal investigation, a slap from European auditors and possibly the biggest protests in three decades of democracy.
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Eastern EU states would back Barnier for Commission President: Hungary

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will be among the candidates that East European member states Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia can support to become the next European..
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Visegrad group to agree common stance on EU's 2050 climate goals: Hungary

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - the so-called "Visegrad Four" countries - will agree a common stance on the European Union's 2050 climate goals, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor..
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Czech opposition parties to challenge PM Babis in no-confidence vote

Opposition parties said they will call a vote of no-confidence in Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis's government over his alleged conflicts of interest, although they lack enough votes to win.
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Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union coming up for grabs shortly, in a sign of..
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Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday stepped up criticism of a European Commission audit into his possible conflicts of interest, calling the auditors incompetent and demanding a meeting with..
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Czech protesters demand PM Babis's fall over investigation, business ties

Tens of thousands of Czechs hit the streets on Tuesday to demand the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged conflicts of interest involving his former business empire and..
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Czech protesters gather to demand PM Babis's fall

Tens of thousands of Czechs hit the streets on Tuesday to demand the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged conflicts of interest and an investigation over a decade-old EU..
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Czech PM Babis calls EU report on him an attack against country

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis fought back on Tuesday against a proposed European Commission report into his possible conflicts of interest, calling it an attack against the Czech Republic.
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