Press Advisories

3. 2. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka: EU leaders’ agreement will help to quell illegal migration in the Mediterranean

Today, at the informal summit in Valletta, Malta, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other EU leaders discussed enhanced cooperation with Libya and the development of partnerships with other North African countries to curb illegal migration in the Mediterranean. In their joint declaration, the Member States’ heads of state and government made the commitment to counter people smugglers, support Libyan border guards and provide assistance in the building of capacities for refugees.

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23. 1. 2017

Prime Ministers Sobotka and Cerar discuss deeper mutual relations between the Czech Republic and Slovenia and the situation in the EU

On Monday 23 January 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar at the Straka Academy. The meeting concentrated on compounding mutual relations between the two countries in trade, investment and economic cooperation The Prime Ministers also touched on the situation prevailing in the European Union and cooperation between Visegrad Group countries and Slovenia.

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9. 1. 2017

Statement of the Government of the Czech Republic to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Charter 77

On 6 January 1977, Charter 77 was published. It was signed by 241 Czechoslovak citizens, with three people acting as their mouthpiece: the philosopher Jan Patočka, the politician Jiří Hájek and the playwright Václav Havel.

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22. 12. 2016

Prime Minister Sobotka thanks Israeli ambassador Gary Koren for his work as his mission in the Czech Republic comes to an end

On Thursday 22 December 2016, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had an audience with Gary Koren, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel, at the Straka Academy. Prime Minister Sobotka thanked the outgoing Israeli ambassador for his two years of work and mutual cooperation, which made a major contribution to the further reinforcement of Czech-Israeli relations.

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21. 12. 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s ten top priorities for 2017

On Wednesday 21 December 2016, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka introduced the ten top tasks he wishes the Government to work at and complete over the remainder of its mandate in 2017. These include the uptake of financial resources from EU funds, the start of construction work on key transport structures, the enactment of a social housing law, the completion of the legislative process for the law index-linking the contributions for persons insured by the state, and continued increases in the minimum wage and public-sector pay. Prime Minister Sobotka also took stock today of the work and tasks accomplished by the Government in 2016.

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16. 12. 2016

Agreement by the EU27 on Brexit negotiations

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other EU leaders met this evening on the periphery of the European Council meeting as the EU27. During informal discussions, the heads of state and prime ministers of the 27 Member States addressed the issue of Great Britain’s departure from the EU. They issued a joint statement on the process of Great Britain’s departure from the EU.

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