Czech Republic

Russia's list of unfriendly states may be extended

An extension of the list of unfriendly countries is possible, but Moscow does not want this list to become infinite, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said in an interview Tuesday. "The list of unfriendly states could …

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EU Parliament mulls block on Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

A group of EU lawmakers have drafted a resolution that would impose new sanctions on Russia and scupper the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, ignoring recent calls from the bloc’s top politicians for more constructive relations. The …

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Czech Republic expels over 60 Russian embassy employees

The Czech government has ruled to expel 63 employees of the Russian Embassy in Prague, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said on Czech TV on Thursday. "63 employees of the Russian embassy [will leave the Czech Republic] with …

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Czech ambassador summoned to Russian foreign ministry

Czech Ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka has left the building of the Russian foreign ministry where he was informed about Russia’s measures to respond to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic. "We …

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Czech Republic exiles group of Russian diplomats

The Czech Republic is expelling 18 employees of the Russian embassy who, according to local intelligence services, serve in Russian intelligence, First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek, who is also acting as foreign …

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Czech foreign minister to be dismissed from government

Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said he expects to be dismissed from the government on Monday after he lost a bid to lead his centre-left Social Democratic party (CSSD) party last week. Petricek, the cabinet member most frequently …

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New COVID-19 strain discovered in Czech Republic

A new coronavirus strain has been registered in the Czech Republic, local media reported Monday. The new strain was discovered by specialists from the Elisabeth Pharmacon specialized laboratory located in Brno. According to the medics, …

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Czech foreign minister tests positive for coronavirus

Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek said on Monday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Petricek, 39, the fourth government minister to contract the virus, said he felt tired but had no severe symptoms. He cancelled …

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EU to blacklist up to 20 Belarus officials to press leader

The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions on up to 20 senior Belarus officials suspected of election fraud and the crackdown on protesters and is likely to put President Alexander Lukashenko on its list at some point, the bloc’s …

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