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Israel admits liquidating Arafat’s deputy after 24 years

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On Friday after 24 years Israel admitted that it’s secret service Mossad liquidated Vaziri Khalil, a representative of the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The information was published by the daily news Yediot Acharonot, which had this information at their disposition for 12 years. However only now the military cencorship allowed for it to be […]

Forum 2000 Hears Dalai Lama’s Recorded Greeting

Dalai Lama

The Forum 2000 conference in Prague heard today pre-recorded greetings by the Tibetan Dalai Lama who said now that the need for changes is spoken about in the world, everyone must start with himself/herself and that it is not possible to wait for changes to come from outside. Forum 2000 was co-fathered by former Czech […]

Foreign Ministry Sends Aid To Afghanistan and Zimbabwe

Foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is providing financial support for the provision of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. The total amount of aid comes to CZK 5,000,000, with the assistance to be used to provide the population with food in Afghanistan, as the situation there is considered extremely difficult. It […]

Czech Visas are Hot Property and Business in Russia

Czech Consulate General in St Petersburg

The Czech intelligence service is currently gaining information about the black market with Czech visas in the post-Soviet republics. For many, the “Czech-West” is a very attractive place to live and study and many are willing to pay between EUR 250 – 1000 to get their hands on a visa on the black market. But […]

Switzerland Under Attack for Banning CEE Workers


The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed a resolution last week (24 May), “highly regretting” the recently-introduced Swiss quotas for workers from the eight Central European countries which joined the EU in 2004. MEPs also blasted Berne for not allowing German and Austrian taxis to take passengers from Zurich airport. MEPs called on the Swiss government to […]

75th anniversary of the Prague-Budapest route

CSA Airbus A319. Photo by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Management from CSA Czech Airlines and Budapest airport held a celebration event at Budapest Airport’s 2B last week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first flight between the cities of Budapest and Prague, which took place on 23 May 1937. CSA Czech Airlines now operates the same route up to five times a day, carrying approximately […]

Czech Government Sends 30 Doctors to Slovakia


At an extraordinary session today, the Czech government approved the dispatch of 30 military doctors to the Slovak Republic to help out with the state of emergency at hospitals in the country following a mass resignation. The army doctors will be sent to Slovakia at the weekend, but will only make a small splash in […]

Stronger Military Co-operation Between CR and SR

Old Slovak MiG-29 is past its prime

The former executive officer of the General Staff of the Czech army Jiri Sedivy has called for greater co-operation between the armies of Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Sedivy was speaking as an expert at the Visegrad 4 conference Smart Security in Bratislava yesterday, pointing to how there is still huge potential for collaboration in […]

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 […]

British Prime Minister to visit Prague in June

David Cameron

British Conservative leader David Cameron is expected to make his first visit to the Czech Republic since his election as Prime Minister on 23rd June. The British Conservatives, the Czech Civic Democrats (ODS) and the Polish Law and Justice (PiS) established the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) “Eurosceptic” group in the European Parliament in June […]

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