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Czech Republic

2018

04

May

Czech Republic used to produce A230 nerve agent, President says

Czech Republic had produced and tested an A230 nerve agent which, according to the Czech military intelligence, graded as the so-called “Novichok”, the republic’s president Miloš Zeman said in an interview to a TV Barrandov broadcaster. In March, former Russian intelligence colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping mall in the UK city of Salisbury. The […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Sputnik

31

Jan

Czech President Zeman re-elected with anti-immigration message

Czech President Milos Zeman won a second term in a presidential election on Saturday, gaining the backing of voters for his tough stance against immigration and his courtship of Russia and China. In the run-off against strongly pro-European Union academic Jiri Drahos, Zeman scored 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent for his challenger. Zeman, 73, is […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Channel News Asia

2017

19

Dec

Far-rights EU politicians band together against Islam, encourage Trump style travel ban

Far right leaders in Europe admired US President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policy and promised to build a new Europe without any involvement of the EU as they assembled against Islam at a meeting in Prague. “For a Europe of sovereign nations,” read the banner upheld by the Populist politicians from France, Poland, Austria, the […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: The Express Tribune

17

Nov

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

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

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

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

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