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Czech Republic

2017

17

Nov

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Czech Republic to host European anti-migrant, anti-Muslim parties in mid-December

A new model of cooperation will be on the agenda of the meeting of European anti-migrant and anti-Muslim parties, to be attended by Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, in Prague in mid-December, Tomio Okamura, leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told journalists on Wednesday. “There will be a discussion of the […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Prague Daily Monitor

25

Sep

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Czech Appeals Court Upholds Hijab Ban at a School

A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that went against a Somali student who accused a nursing school of discrimination because she wears a hijab. Ayan Jamaal Ahmednuur demanded an apology and 60,000 koruna ($2,750) in compensation but the Prague 10 district court ruled in January there was no evidence of discrimination. […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Voice of America

20

Jun

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Growing awareness of colonial past fuels radicalisation, says Czech minister

An awakening in the Muslim world about the atrocities committed in the west’s colonial past is feeding contemporary radicalisation of communities, said the Czech foreign minister on Wednesday. In a dark speech that he described as brutal and difficult, Lubomír Zaorálek, the likely Social Democrat candidate for prime minister in the October elections, warned that […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: The Guardian

09

Jun

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As Czechs slam door on migrants, Brussels warns of sanctions

The European Commission warned on Tuesday it could sanction member states that don’t follow EU quota rules for asylum seekers by opening infringement proceedings against them as early as next week. The warning comes after the Czech Republic – which has protested quotas from the start – said it would not take in any more […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Euronews

17

Apr

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Czech Interior Minister turns against EU refugee quotas

The Interior Minister of the Czech Republic, Milan Chovanec, stated in an interview with Czech newspaper “Pravo” that he did not support the refugee quota set out by the European Union. Chovanec said if the EU threatened the country with financial penalties, the Czech Republic would still not accept further refugees. “We have accepted 12 […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Daily Sabah