Fifteen recipients presented Gratias agit awards at gala ceremony at Foreign Ministry

June 23, 2017

Fifteen people, including Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková or
honorary consul to Scotland Paul Millar (who is behind the creation of a
memorial recognising the sacrifice of the Czechoslovak paratroopers in

Shhh...EU leaders try to take migration feud off table, for now

June 22, 2017

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels will try to gloss over their feud about who takes in refugees, a change of tactic that some diplomats have linked to Germany's election in September.

Poland Says Ready for Talks, Not Insults, With France's Macron

June 22, 2017

Poland is seeking talks about the future of the European Union with Emmanuel Macron after the French president criticized the former communist nation's approach to EU membership.

Art Review: From Hungary, the Secret Language of the Repressed

June 23, 2017

In 1972 the Hungarian artist Tamas Szentjoby placed a chair outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest, bound his mouth with a leather belt, and took a seat. About 20 minutes later the police arrived, as was to be expected in this Eastern bloc country.

Angry words precede meeting between Visegrad 4 leaders and French President Emmanuel Macron

June 23, 2017

France expressed interest in a closer dialogue with the countries of the
Visegrad 4, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka confirmed on Friday after
a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the EU summit in

Romanian tile producer doubles profit in Q1

June 22, 2017

Local tile producer Wetterbest, which is controlled by investor Dragos Irimescu, recorded a turnover of EUR 15.5 million in the first half of this year, up 65% compared to the same period last year, according to the company's estimates.

Europe's Next Housing Boom Raises Red Flags in Ex-Communist East

June 22, 2017

As the Nordic housing market cools and prices fall in pre-Brexit London, lenders in the European Union's eastern wing are shoveling cash to borrowers emboldened by record-low unemployment, wage growth and expansive monetary policy.

Workers At Volkswagen Plant In Slovakia Strike Over Wages

June 22, 2017

Labor unions called it, starting Tuesday, after a number of negotiation rounds about their demand - a 16 percent increase - failed.

Czech prime minister meets with his Austrian and Slovak counterparts

June 22, 2017

Czech Prime Minster Bohuslav Sobotka met with his Slovak and Austrian
Counterparts, Christian Kern and Robert Fico, in Brno on Thursday. The main
topic on their agenda was migration crisis and the European Union summit in

Czech prime minister to meet with his Austrian and Slovak counterparts

June 22, 2017

Czech Prime Minster Bohuslav Sobotka is set to meet with his Slovak and
Austrian Counterparts, Christian Kern and Robert Fico, in Brno on Thursday.
The three prime ministers are set to discuss the upcoming European Union

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