Press Advisories

13. 12. 2017

Premier Andrej Babiš introduced seven ministers of his new government in their offices

In the first meeting of the new government on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, premier Andrej Babiš introduced minister of defence Karla Šlechtová, deputy premier and minister of foreign affairs Martin Stropnický, minister of the interior Lubomír Metnar, minister of industry and trade Tomáš Hüner, ministry of labour and social affairs Jaroslava Němcová, minister of health Adam Vojtěch and minister of finance Alena Schillerová in their offices. The premier will introduce other ministers in their ministries on Monday 18 December 2017.

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13. 12. 2017

The President Miloš Zeman appointed the government of premier Andrej Babiš

On Wednesday, 13 December 2017, the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman appointed members of the new government at the Prague Castle. Before their appointment, the government honoured the memory of President Masaryk in Lány. After the appointment, the new Cabinet headed to Straka Academy for its first meeting.

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6. 12. 2017

Andrej Babiš has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister

On Wednesday, 6 December 2017, the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, appointed the chairman of the ANO 2011 movement, Andrej Babiš, premier at the Prague Castle and charged him with forming a new government.

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5. 12. 2017

Premier Bohuslav Sobotka met with the President of the Senate of Chile, Andrés Zaldívar Larraín

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met on 5 December 2017 in the House of Deputies of the Czech Parliament with the President of the Senate of the National Congress of the Republic of Chile, Zaldívar Larraín. They spoke mainly about economic cooperation between the two countries, climate protection, cooperation of the European Union with Chile and the current foreign policy issues concerning Latin America.

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27. 11. 2017

Leaders of Central and Eastern European countries have agreed on enhancing economic cooperation with China

On Monday, 27 November 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended the summit of the 16+1 cooperation in Budapest. The aim of the meeting of 16 Central and Eastern European countries was to increase economic cooperation with China and to define priorities for the upcoming period.

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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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20. 10. 2017

The EU has supported Tusk’s plan for EU reform; the negotiations on the EU’s future will be in the hands of the leaders of the member states

During the second day of the European Council meeting, the heads of state and prime ministers devoted themselves to the future of the EU and the departure of Great Britain from the EU. The Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk presented a plan for future steps in EU reform within the framework of the discussions on the future of European integration. European statesmen also stated today that sufficient progress had not yet been made in the Brexit negotiations.

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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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