Press Advisories

11. 5. 2018

Interview with the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš for Hospodářské noviny

We should stay in the EU, Czexit would be a disaster, said Andrej Babis in an interview on the future of Europe and the Czech role in the EU. Babiš describes himself as a pragmatic politician, for whom every ally is important. He is ready to persuade eurosceptic Czechs of EU advantages.


26. 4. 2018

Premier Babiš met with Organization of American States Secretary General Almagro

On Thursday, 26 April 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met with Luis Almagro, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States. At their meeting in the Straka Academy, they spoke about the role of OAS on the American continent, coordination of the fight against corruption and support for democracy in the Organization's member states. The prime minister and the secretary general discussed the critical situation in Venezuela and problems with migration on both parts of the American continent, in comparison with the migration crisis in Europe. Luis Almagro is the first representative of SAO who has met with a prime minister of the Czech government.


17. 4. 2018

Premier Babiš met with Thomas Stelzer, the head of government of Upper Austria

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met on Tuesday, 17 April 2018, with Thomas Stelzer, the Governor of the Province of Upper Austria. They spoke about political and economic cooperation of both countries and they evaluated positively the cross-border cooperation at the level of regions.


12. 4. 2018

Premier Babiš met with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš received on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier. The key themes of their meeting were the current developments in the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the consequences of the approaching Brexit for the EU and the Czech Republic.


11. 4. 2018

Premier Babiš met with the new Slovakian Prime Minister Pellegrini

Premier Andrej Babiš met on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, with the Slovakian Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at his first official visit to the Czech Republic. The main themes of the discussion were cooperation in cross-border transport links, the dual quality of food products, security and defence, economic relations and also the European agenda. Apart from that, the premiers spoke about important anniversaries of this year.


6. 4. 2018

Premier Babiš met with Commissioner Oettinger to discuss the future EU budget

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met on Thursday, 5 April 2018, with the European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, Günther Oettinger. The theme of the meeting was the form and priorities of the multi-annual financial framework after 2020. EU Commissioner Oettinger also met with the Minister of Regional Development, Klára Dostálová, the Minister of Agriculture, Jiří Milek, and the Deputy Minister of Finance, Lenka Dupáková. The late afternoon discussion was preceded by a meeting of the EU Commissioner with economic and social partners and he also spoke with representatives of both Houses of the Czech Parliament.


26. 3. 2018

Premier Babiš met with the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

On Monday, 26 March 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. At their meeting in the Straka Academy, they spoke about celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia, investment in sectors with a high added value and about the role of the US in international trade.