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Ukraine expels Czech diplomats

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Two Czech military attaches were expelled from Ukraine on Friday amid allegations of spying. The Czech Wasserparkcharge d’affaires in Kiev was summoned by the Ukraine Foreign Ministry and informed of the decision. Official protest was made that the pair abused their diplomatic status to allegedly compile information in connection with Ukrainian aircraft. Though hopes were […]

Czech-Slovak joint government sessions

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Hardly the reunion of the Slovak and Czech republics, but the governments of both countries have agreed to convene joint sessions in future on any issues of mutual concern. The agreement of the Czech and Slovak governments was announced jointly by Slovak PM Iveta Radicova and Czech PM counterpart Petr Necas last week, with the […]

British Czech-Slovak Association to hold General Meeting

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The British Czech and Slovak Association (BCSA) will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14 April at 6.30pm in the Slovak Embassy, London The formal AGM, which is open to all members of the BCSA, will be held at the Slovak Embassy, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY. The AGM agenda will include […]

Czechs for military intervention in Libya if required

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In an interview for Czech online news portal aktualne.cz this week, foreign affairs minister Karel Schwarzenberg declared that the Czech Republic would be in favour of a military intervention in Libya, if necessary. Schwarzenberg admitted that the use of force is not the best way to get democracy kick-started, but that an extreme situation requires […]

Slovakia afraid of medical brain drain to Czech Republic

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The healthcare labour market has been causing turmoil recently with the threat of a brain drain from the Czech and Slovak republics over money. In Slovakia, an analysis of the situation has led the Ministry of Health to announce that the salaries of doctors in Slovakia should be hiked up. The Ministry plans to help […]

Czechs and Italians join forces for human rights

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Recent events in Indonesia (the burning and looting of some Christian churches by Muslim extremists, who have also requested the death penalty for a Christian accused of blasphemy against Islam), were the backdrop to the meeting between Italian foreign affairs minister Franco Frattini and his Czech counterpart Karel Schwartzenberg  …….. The Czech Republic’s foreign relations […]

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