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Czech Position on Tobacco Trade Raises Questions

cigarette smoking

The consumption of tobacco is estimated to produce six million deaths a year in the world. Based on data of the Framework Convention Alliance, the ‘habit’ has killed 100 million people in the 20th century. Influencing directly the health of 1 in 10 adults, over the next 100 years smoking would probably be behind the […]

Vaclav Havel Remembered

Vaclav Havel "life is about good and evil and we have to keep fighting for good, even though we know in our hearts that it is a battle that can never be fully won"

The official farewell to the last Czechoslovak president and first democratically elected Czech president Vaclav Havel took place today as his coffin was carried through the streets of Prague to Prague Castle, while thousands of onlookers wept. The Daily reporter Katerina Krisicova from Prague gives us her thoughts on the man. In memory of Vaclav Havel […]

Clinton hails new US-Czech treaty a “priority”

Foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg

  United states Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has affirmed US commitment to a new bilateral investment treaty with the Czech Republic. Speaking at joint press conference with Foreign Affairs Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, she expressed regret that this had not occurred earlier, “I regret that we’ve not been able to reach an agreement for 10 […]

Commission welcomes Single European Sky


Last week Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Slovenia an agreement to create the “Functional Airspace Block – Central Europe” (FAB CE) an important step towards achieving the Single European Sky. Slowly the political objectives of the Single European Sky legislation adopted in 2004 is coming into reality with Member […]

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