Press Advisories

7. 1. 2022

Policy Statement of the Government

On 6 January 2022, the government of Petr Fiala approved the final version of the Policy Statement of the Government of the Czech Republic.

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19. 7. 2022

Albania and Northern Macedonia commenced EU accession talks

The EU accession negotiations with the Western Balkan countries of Northern Macedonia and Albania have officially started. A historic moment for both countries and the entire EU came at the very beginning of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. The launch of the talks was announced by EC President Ursula von der Leyen, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and the Prime Ministers of Albania Edi Rama and North Macedonia Dimitrij Kovacevski after a meeting in Brussels today.

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14. 7. 2022

Prime Minister Petr Fiala received the Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria Markus Söder

On Thursday 14 July 2022, Prime Minister Petra Fiala received the Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria, Markus Söder, at the Kramář’s Villa. During the working lunch, they mainly discussed the strengthening of Czech-Bavarian cooperation, the modernisation of cross-border infrastructure and the current situation in the energy sector.

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7. 7. 2022

Prime Minister Petr Fiala receives Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković

On Thursday, 7 July 2022, Prime Minister Petr Fiala received the Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, at the Office of the Government. During the working meeting, they mainly discussed energy security. They also discussed other European issues in view of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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4. 7. 2022

Prime Minister Petr Fiala addressed the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in Lugano and met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Shmyhal

On Monday, 4 July 2022, Prime Minister Petr Fiala addressed the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in Lugano, Switzerland. He then met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. They discussed the post-war reconstruction of the country and the involvement of the Czech Republic. He subsequently held talks with the President of Switzerland and the Prime Minister of Lithuania.

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4. 7. 2022

Speech by Prime Minister Petr Fiala at the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine

On July 4, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Fiala, is participating in the Conference on the Reconstruction of Ukraine in Lugano, Switzerland, where he delivered a speech during the first plenary session.

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1. 7. 2022

Czech Presidency begins: Czech Government holds meeting with European Commission in Litomyšl

The Czech Republic assumed the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2022. On the very same day, it received a visit of great significance to the path the Presidency will follow. The College of the European Commission arrived in the town of Litomyšl to hold talks with the Czech Government and representatives of both houses of the Czech Parliament.

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30. 6. 2022

On the eve of the start of the Czech Republic's EU Presidency, Prime Minister Fiala welcomed the President of the European Council, Charles Michel

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala met with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in Prague on Thursday, 30 June 2022. The main topics of the working dinner were the work plan of the European Council during the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the preparation of the informal summit to be held in Prague in October.

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29. 6. 2022

NATO leaders approve new strategic concept at the Madrid summit

The presidents and prime ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries meet at the NATO Summit in Madrid on 29 and 30 June 2022. They adopted a new NATO Strategic Concept, agreed to sign accession protocols with Finland and Sweden, and discussed further development of the Alliance and the strengthening of its eastern wing in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine and other threats. The Czech Republic was represented at the meeting by Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Minister of Defence Jana Černochová and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský.

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24. 6. 2022

Prime Minister Petr Fiala attended the European Council summit in Brussels, describing it as historic

Against the backdrop of Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine, another European Council took place in Brussels between Thursday 23 and Friday 24 June 2022. The topic of Ukraine and the impact of Russian aggression on the countries of the European Union was dominant. The European Council agrees to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership, and addresses the issue of high energy prices, restrictions on Russian gas supplies to Europe and inflation. However, the leaders of EU27 also held talks with the leaders of the Western Balkan countries, discussed the deepening of the Union's relations with other non-member states in Europe and approved the introduction of the euro in Croatia from January 2023.

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