Press Advisories

18. 10. 2017

The V4 Prime Ministers and Commission Chairman Juncker: no country may be excluded from the negotiations on the future of the EU

Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his colleagues from the Visegrad Group discussed the future of European integration and the themes of the October European Council session, which starts today in Brussels, with the European Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker.

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13. 10. 2017

The prime ministers of the V4 countries held talks with the President of the European Council Tusk in Bratislava on the future direction of the EU

At the edge of the Consumer Summit today, the Prime Minister of the European Council, Donald Tusk, met with prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries. Prime Ministers Bohuslav Sobotka, Robert Fico, Viktor Orbán and Beata Szydlová talked with Donald Tusk about the future direction of European integration and the preparation of the October European Council next week in Brussels.

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29. 9. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka: We promote a digital public administration model as a service that is easily available to citizens and safe

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka participated in the Digital Summit of EU leaders on Thursday and Friday, 28 and 29 September 2017. At the informal dealing, the European statesmen dealt with the themes of innovation, cyber security, computerisation of public administration or free flow of data. The informal summit was preceded by a Thursday dinner of the EU state heads and prime ministers of governments, which was devoted to the progress in the European Union reform.

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29. 9. 2017

Visit of Myanmar/Burmese state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi postponed

On 29 September 2017, the Czech diplomacy received the information that Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar/Burma state counsellor, postpones the visit to the Czech Republic, originally planned for October 2017. The reason is the current situation in the Rakhine State and the need for her presence in the country.

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7. 9. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka talks with Italian Prime Minister Gentilion on wage convergence, future of the EU and business co-operation

On Thursday, 7 September 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy, Paolo Gentilini, at the Straka Academy. The main themes of their negotiations were the future of the European Union, economic and social convergence, progress in migration and deepening of Czech-Italian cooperation.

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28. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka and Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Silva discuss cooperation in digitisation

On Monday, 28 August 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, Augusto Santos Silva, in the Straka Acadamy. He discussed with him the Directive on posting of workers, cooperation in the digital economy and digitisation of state administration, migration and cooperation within EU in the field of defence and security.

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27. 8. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka met al-Abadi and Czech soldiers in Iraq

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka visited the Republic of Iraq on 26 and 27 August 2017. He met Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, President Fuad Masum, and Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri. The main topics of the discussions included participation of the CR in the coalition against Daesh, the security situation, and participation of the CR in the reconstruction of Iraq. During his visit, the Prime Minister also met Czech soldiers serving in the Balad Base.

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