Return of ambassador to Havana reflects Czech change of tack on Cuba

August 25, 2016

After a gap of 27 years, the Czech Republic will soon once again have an
ambassador in Cuba, Foreign Minister Lubomír Záoralek has just announced.
Ties between the two countries cooled with the advent of democracy in the

Column: Maria Theresa's castle

August 24, 2016

A castle visible throughout Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, once helped protect the Roman Empire from Barbarians. More recently, it has served as a meeting place between East and West.

UPDATE 1-Czech central bank to adjust systemic risk buffers for banks from 2017

August 23, 2016

Aug 23 The Czech central bank will adjust individual capital buffers for systemically important banks as of January next year, the bank said on Twitter on Tuesday. It gave no details.

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.

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