Press Advisories

4. 7. 2017

V4 Prime Ministers discussed the EU future and further migration policy steps

On Tuesday, 4 July 2017, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka took part in a summit of Visegrad Group Prime Ministers. The topics included current European issues in the light of June’s European Council, the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive and the proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights. Prime Minister Sobotka also met Mr Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, who is a guest of the second part of the summit.

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30. 6. 2017

PM Sobotka: The CR has a great potential to boost significantly its cooperation with Japan in trade, investment, as well as new technologies

During his four-day official visit to Japan, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka met Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, President of the Lower Chamber of Japanese Parliament, Tadamori Oshima, and Crown Prince, Naruhito. He discussed a cooperation enhancement in trade, investment and new technologies with the managements of Asahi Breweries and Shimadzu. At the end of his official visit to Japan, Prime Minister Sobotka paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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29. 6. 2017

In Kyoto, Prime Minister Sobotka and the management of Shimadzu discussed strengthening Shimadzu’s technological cooperation with the Czech Republic

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has been on his official visit to Japan for a third day. Today in Kyoto, the Prime Minister met the management of Shimadzu, a company manufacturing state-of-the-art technological, medical and laboratory equipment, lasers and aviation equipment.

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28. 6. 2017

The second day in Japan: the PM meets Crown Prince Naruhito and talks with Czech and Japanese businesspeople about new investments

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka continues his official visit to Japan. He opened a Czech-Japanese business and investment forum in Tokyo this morning, lectured at Josai University, and met Crown Prince Naruhito and Tadamori Oshima, President of the Parliament's Lower Chamber. At the end of the day, Prime Minister Sobotka spoke with the management of Asahi Breweries and other leading companies.

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28. 6. 2017

The Czech Republic is an attractive location for Japanese investments

During the second day of the official visit of the Czech delegation to Japan, Minister of Industry and Trade, Jiří Havlíček, and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended a meeting with representatives of JETRO, a Japanese government agency for trading and investment support, as well as the opening of the Czech-Japanese business and investment forum. At a subsequent press conference, Minister Jiří Havlíček informed the Japanese media about the situation in the sectors of the Czech economy and industry and the trends that are attractive to Japanese investors in the Czech Republic. The delegation was accompanied by Karel Kučera, the CEO of CzechInvest Agency.

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27. 6. 2017

In Japan, Prime Minister Sobotka discusses cooperation in the economy, culture, transport and international politics with Prime Minister Abe

On Tuesday 27 June 2017, as an opening to his four-day visit to Japan, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. The main topic of the meeting was Czech-Japanese cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, the defence industry, transport, science and research. The prime ministers also discussed cultural cooperation and international issues, including support for the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement. Prime Minister Sobotka arrived in Japan 12 years after the last official visit to the country was made by the Czech Prime Minister.

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23. 6. 2017

European statesmen have supported free trade and continued assistance to North African countries in combating illegal migration

During the second day of the European Council meeting, the heads of states and prime ministers of the EU member states discussed the economic issues in the light of the internal market, free trade and industrial policy. Migration and the digital agenda were also discussed.

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22. 6. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka and 16 other European statesmen call for greater emphasis on digital agenda at the European summits

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, together with representatives of 16 other EU member states, called upon Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, to reaffirm the digital agenda as the EU's political priority. The topic that will be addressed by the European Council in June is one of the key tasks of the current Czech government.

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22. 6. 2017

Prime Minister Sobotka debated in Brno with premiers of Austria, Mr. Kern, and Slovakia, Mr. Fico

On Thursday, 22 June 2017, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, met the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Robert Fico, and Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, Christian Kern, in Brno. The main topic of the second summit in the so-called Slavkov format was a detailed discussion of the work plan for 2017, which includes a specific cooperation between these three neighbouring countries in the fields of transport, dual education, power engineering, Industry 4.0 and EU affairs.

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