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      Qualified Worker Programme for non-EU foreigners partly restored
      Jun16

      Qualified Worker Programme for non-EU foreigners partly restored

      Monday did not just see the Czech government remove a wide-range of travel restrictions. A green light has also been given for workers from some non-EU states to apply for work in the Czech Republic. This is particularly relevant when it comes to Ukraine, the Czech Republic’s second largest source of foreign labour. However, restrictions...

      What is EU’s strategy for the Eastern Partnership and how will it be affected by coronavirus?
      May15

      What is EU’s strategy for the Eastern Partnership and how will it be affected by coronavirus?

      Launched in Prague in 2009, the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a policy project that seeks to build bridges and help support the EU’ neighbours to the east – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. In March the European Commission published its plans for the future of the project. I spoke to analyst...

      Special program fosters export of Czech medical aid and products around the
world
      May29

      Special program fosters export of Czech medical aid and products around the world

      Czech doctors and medical experts are helping abroad. Within the government program MEDEVAC they provide urgent humanitarian aid in countries such as Jordan and Ukraine. You can also find medical devices Made in Czechia all over the world. This small country is definitely punching above its weight on the global scene when it comes to health...

      Foreign Minister Petříček reassures Ukraine of Czech support on two-day visit
      Jan29

      Foreign Minister Petříček reassures Ukraine of Czech support on two-day visit

      Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček has been meeting local leaders on a two-day visit to Ukraine. He has held talks with his Ukrainian counterpart and announced the creation of a special Czech-Ukrainian forum, as well as visiting the blockaded port city of Mariupol in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio...

      Czech MPs call for tough moves against Russia following clash with Ukraine
      Nov29

      Czech MPs call for tough moves against Russia following clash with Ukraine

      Czech MPs have called for tough measures against Russia after it opened fire on Ukrainian ships on Sunday. Members of the lower house’s Foreign Affairs Committee advocate tougher sanctions – while there has also been talk of forcing a reduction in the relatively high staff numbers at Prague’s Russian Embassy. …read more Source:...

      Affair unlikely to disappear any time soon, says analyst ahead of key test for PM Babiš
      Nov25

      Affair unlikely to disappear any time soon, says analyst ahead of key test for PM Babiš

      Prime Minister Andrej Babiš faces a test this week, with his government set to face a no-confidence vote on Friday. The vote follows a scandal involving Mr. Babiš’s son, who says he was forcibly taken to Crimea. The PM attempted to smooth over the scandal by visiting his son in Switzerland at the weekend – but the whole affair may not die...

      President’s comments over Russia sanctions draw sharp response
      Oct11

      President’s comments over Russia sanctions draw sharp response

      Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and other members of the government as well as the opposition have condemned Czech President Miloš Zeman’s rejection of EU sanctions against Russia. The head of state told the Council of Europe on Tuesday that, in his view, sanctions were not working and called Russia’s annexation of Crimea...

      Czech experts share their know-how in civilian missions the world over
      Jul13

      Czech experts share their know-how in civilian missions the world over

      You’ll find them in Kosovo, Ukraine, Afghanistan or Iraq – Czech experts have been involved in civilian missions the world over for 15 years now. They help in war-torn countries and countries struggling to make a transition to democracy as the Czechs themselves did more than 25 years ago. The Czech Foreign Ministry recently organized a...

      Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech
cooperation to develop economy
      May10

      Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech cooperation to develop economy

      Czechs are doing their bit to support economic and political development in the small and relatively poor Republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The Czech Republic is already among Moldova’s top 10 European Union trade partners and is supporting the country with development aid for targeted areas. But the Moldovans...

      Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech
cooperation to develop economy
      May10

      Wine, cars, and..machine tools… Moldova seeks stepped up Czech cooperation to develop economy

      Czechs are doing their bit to support economic and political development in the small and relatively poor Republic of Moldova, sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine. The Czech Republic is already among Moldova’s top 10 European Union trade partners and is supporting the country with development aid for targeted areas. But the Moldovans...