Press Advisories

29. 6. 2018

EU leaders have reached a breakthrough agreement on migration: mandatory refugee relocation is a thing of the past

At the European Council in June, Heads of State and Prime Ministers of the EU countries reached a key agreement on further approach to EU migration policy. The leaders of the Member States, including Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, have decided that refugee centres in Member States are to decide quickly whether to grant asylum or return the illegal migrants to their countries of origin and that the taking of migrants from these centres will be voluntary. The European Council also agreed to prepare a proposal to set up detention centres outside Europe. This means the end of mandatory refugee relocation scheme, which the Czech Republic has long opposed.

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29. 6. 2018

Petra Doležalová has been appointed as the new government spokesperson

At its first meeting on Wednesday 27th June 2018, Andrej Babiš’s government appointed Petra Doležalová as the new government spokesperson.

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21. 6. 2018

V4 prime ministers and the Austrian Chancellor discussed migration and EU budget

Premier Andrej Babiš met on Thursday, 21 June 2018, with premiers of Hungary, Poland and Slovakia at a summit of Visegrad Group countries in Budapest. The main themes of the summit were migration and a reform of the common asylum system, the future EU budget and preparation of the June European Council meeting. The second part of the V4 summit was attended by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.

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19. 6. 2018

Speech of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš at Prague European Summit

On June 19, 2018, the Prime Minister attended the Prague European Summit at the Lobkowicz Palace in Prague. He spoke at the EU panel: Ever closer to the citizens?

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12. 6. 2018

Premier Babiš spoke with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Kistion about the reform of Ukraine, business cooperation and energy

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met in Hrzánský Palace with Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Kistion. They discussed the ongoing changes in Ukraine, the issuing of visas for Ukrainians, and economic and international issues.

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12. 6. 2018

Premier Babiš spoke with Danish Finance Minister Jensen about economic cooperation, digitalisation and European issues

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš received on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, the Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Denmark, Kristian Jensen. The main themes of the meeting were economic issues, digitalisation and computerisation of State administration as well as the current European agenda.

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11. 6. 2018

Premier Babiš and Saxon Prime Minister Kretschmer remembered the 25 years of Czech-Saxon cooperation

On Monday, 11 June 2018, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš attended a celebration of the 25th anniversary of signing the Joint Declaration of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony in Dresden. With Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer he also discussed the development of cross-border transport infrastructure, and police and cultural cooperation.

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11. 6. 2018

Premier Babiš met with Mr Pololikashvili, the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met on Monday, 11 June 2018, with Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili. The topics of the meeting were tourism, its benefit for the Czech and the world economy and the session of the UN Commission for Europe in Prague.

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8. 6. 2018

Premier Babiš spoke with EU Commissioner Bieńkowska about European budget and defence industry

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met on Friday, 8 June 2018, with European Union Commissioner for internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska. In the Straka Academy, they discussed the sectoral proposals of the next European budget that concern the European space programme and internal market, and the European defence industry.

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