France, Germany want limits on encryption to fight terrorism

August 23, 2016

France and Germany pushed Tuesday for Europe-wide rules requiring messaging apps such as Telegram to limit encryption to help governments monitor communications among suspected extremists.

Italy calls for reboot as EU big three mull Brexit wreckage

August 22, 2016

The European Union needs a reboot in the wake of Britain's vote to leave, Italy's prime minister said Monday as he prepared to meet his French and German counterparts to discuss the fallout from Brexit.

Schwarzenberg: Prague Castle now more closed than under Husák

August 23, 2016

Responding to the introduction of airport-style metal detectors at Prague
Castle on Tuesday, the honorary head of TOP 09, Karel Schwarzenberg, said
that the institution was more closed today than it was under Gustav Husák,

Angela Merkel to hold official meeting of European PMs, Bulgaria's Borisov among them

August 20, 2016

A day prior to the meeting, the Chancellor will attend a work lunch with representatives of the Visegrad four - the regional union among Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Slovak leader Fico, critic of Russia sanctions, to visit Moscow

August 23, 2016

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico, who has called for the West to lift sanctions on Russia, will meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, a spokeswoman said.

It is 10 years since Natascha Kampusch escaped her kidnap hell but...

August 20, 2016

Natascha Kampusch was the girl in the cellar - kidnapped at the age of 10 and held for eight years by her misfit captor Wolfgang Priklopil, whose aim was to make her love him.

Albea Expands Laminate Tubes Capacity with Acquisition

August 23, 2016

Alba has acquired 100% of the shareholding of Scandolara Tub-Est s.r.o, which operates a laminate tubes facility in Levice, Slovakia. Scandolara Tub-Est s.r.oserves global and regional brands across Europe, primarily in the oral care market.

Slovak 4-party coalition loses a member, keeps majority

August 19, 2016

" Slovakia's ruling four-party coalition government has lost one of its members, but will maintain a parliamentary majority.

Show of European unity - Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss gameplan

August 21, 2016

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet on Monday to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the euro zone's three largest economies since Britain's shock vote to leave the bloc.

Memorial service commemorating 1968 invasion held at Czech Radio

August 21, 2016

A memorial service at the Czech Radio building on Prague’s Vinohradská
St. on Sunday morning commemorated the 48th invasion of Czechoslovakia by
Soviet-led Warsaw Pact troops. The then Czechoslovak Radio building saw


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