Press Advisories

17. 11. 2017

EU leaders have agreed on the principles of EU social policy

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended today, 17 November 2017, the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the extraordinary summit, the Czech Prime Minister spoke at the panel Access to the Labour Market where he presented the results of the successful employment policy of the Czech government. As part of the summit, the European Pillar of Social Rights was signed, summing up the principles of the future European social policy. In the margins of the summit, another round of the discussion on the EU future was held, this time on the themes of education and culture.

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19. 10. 2017

The EU will continue its assistance to African countries and the strengthening of European defence

EU leaders agreed to continue their assistance to African countries, to strengthen the resistance of the EU to cyber threats and to launch a new program to finance the development of defence technologies within the framework of the European Council’s first session today.

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18. 10. 2017

The V4 Prime Ministers and Commission Chairman Juncker: no country may be excluded from the negotiations on the future of the EU

Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his colleagues from the Visegrad Group discussed the future of European integration and the themes of the October European Council session, which starts today in Brussels, with the European Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker.

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13. 10. 2017

The prime ministers of the V4 countries held talks with the President of the European Council Tusk in Bratislava on the future direction of the EU

At the edge of the Consumer Summit today, the Prime Minister of the European Council, Donald Tusk, met with prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries. Prime Ministers Bohuslav Sobotka, Robert Fico, Viktor Orbán and Beata Szydlová talked with Donald Tusk about the future direction of European integration and the preparation of the October European Council next week in Brussels.

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13. 10. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka at the Consumer Summit: We need a European dual quality food solution

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had a presentation on Friday, 13 October 2017, at the beginning of the Consumer Summit in Bratislava, named "For the same quality of products for all". A meeting on the theme of food quality in European countries is held under the auspices of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. He is attended by Belava Szydlová, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, by Prime Minister of Hungary,Viktor Orbán, the representatives of the European Commission and the representatives of consumers and manufacturers.

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29. 9. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka: We promote a digital public administration model as a service that is easily available to citizens and safe

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka participated in the Digital Summit of EU leaders on Thursday and Friday, 28 and 29 September 2017. At the informal dealing, the European statesmen dealt with the themes of innovation, cyber security, computerisation of public administration or free flow of data. The informal summit was preceded by a Thursday dinner of the EU state heads and prime ministers of governments, which was devoted to the progress in the European Union reform.

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29. 9. 2017

Visit of Myanmar/Burmese state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi postponed

On 29 September 2017, the Czech diplomacy received the information that Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar/Burma state counsellor, postpones the visit to the Czech Republic, originally planned for October 2017. The reason is the current situation in the Rakhine State and the need for her presence in the country.

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