Press Advisories

23. 6. 2017

European statesmen have supported free trade and continued assistance to North African countries in combating illegal migration

During the second day of the European Council meeting, the heads of states and prime ministers of the EU member states discussed the economic issues in the light of the internal market, free trade and industrial policy. Migration and the digital agenda were also discussed.

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22. 6. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka and 16 other European statesmen call for greater emphasis on digital agenda at the European summits

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, together with representatives of 16 other EU member states, called upon Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, to reaffirm the digital agenda as the EU's political priority. The topic that will be addressed by the European Council in June is one of the key tasks of the current Czech government.

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22. 6. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka debated in Brno with premiers of Austria, Mr. Kern, and Slovakia, Mr. Fico

On Thursday, 22 June 2017, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, met the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Robert Fico, and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Christian Kern, in Brno. The main topic of the second summit in the so-called Slavkov format was a detailed discussion of the work plan for 2017, which includes a specific cooperation between these three neighbouring countries in the fields of transport, dual education, power engineering, Industry 4.0 and EU affairs.

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21. 6. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka installed new Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Stanislav Štech

On Wednesday, 21st June 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka inaugurated the new Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Stanislav Štech, who was earlier appointed by the President of the Czech Republic at the Prague Castle. Stanislav Štech will replace Kateřina Valachová.

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21. 6. 2017

Aleš Chmelař became the new Secretary of State for European Affairs

Today, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka installed the new Secretary of State for European Affairs, Aleš Chmelař. From now on, he is the Deputy for the administration of the Department for European Affairs at the Office of the Government. In addition to the role of the Secretary of State for European Affairs, Aleš Chmelař will also be Prime Minister’s assistant, who represents the Czech government at the preparatory talks in Brussels.

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19. 6. 2017

The prime ministers of V4 and Benelux countries discussed the future of the EU, the internal market and the defence policy

On Monday, 19 June 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended the summit of the premiers of the Visegrad Group and the Benelux countries in Warsaw. The main topics discussed were the future of the European Union, Brexit, the internal market and the free movement of persons and migration. The prime ministers also discussed the common security and defence policy, the Eastern Partnership and the relations with Russia.

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16. 6. 2017

The Prime Minister and the Vice-President of the European Commission Timmermans discuss the future of the EU and the developments in migration

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met the Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans today at the Straka Academy. Their discussions focused on the current European issues, including the preparations for the European Council, the future of the EU and migration.

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