National Security Council

The National Security Council is a standing body of the Government responsible for coordinating the Czech Republic’s security issues and preparing draft measures to ensure the country’s security.

The National Security Council was set up under Article 9 of Constitutional Act No 110/1998 on the security of the Czech Republic. Its composition and activities are laid down under Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic No 391 of 10 June 1998 on the National Security Council and on the planning of measures to safeguard the security of the Czech Republic, as amended by Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic No 813 of 22 August 2001, Resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic No 741 of 24 July 2002, Government Resolution No 164 of 12 February 2003, Government Resolution No 980 of 1 October 2003, Government Resolution No 828 of 1 September 2004, Government Resolution No 1109 of 10 November 2004, Government Resolution No 1174 of 11 October 2006, Government Resolution No 54 of 17 January 2007, Government Resolution No 195 of 16 February 2009 and Government Resolution No 687 of 1 June 2009.

In accordance with Article 9 of Constitutional Act No 110/1998 on the security of the Czech Republic:

1. The National Security Council comprises the Prime Minister and other members of the Government in accordance with a Government decision.

2. The National Security Council, within the scope of authorization set by the Government, prepares draft measures for the Government concerning the safeguarding of the Czech Republic’s security.

3. The President of the Republic is entitled to attend meetings of the National Security Council, demand reports from the National Security Council and its members and to discuss issues with the National Security Council or its members which fall within their remit.

Contact Address

Office of the Government of the Czech Republic,
Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 4,
118 01, Praha 1 - Malá Strana
Phone: +420 224 002 412, 224 002 559
Fax: +420 224 002 525

Defence and Security Department,
Secretariat of the National Security Council,
Office of the Government of the Czech Republic
sekretariat.brs@vlada.cz

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