Contents tagged with czech republic

  • Czech Foreign Minister: Putin uses a divide-and-conquer strategy in Europe

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek, stated in an interview with the Financial Times that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, uses a divide-and-conquer strategy, supporting right-wing populists in Europe. According to him, nationalist and Euro-skeptical movements serve a vital role in Putin’s strategy to weaken Europe.

    “This issue is regularly discussed. We have no doubt that Russia is exploring ways for funding this work,” Zaorálek noted. “Russia uses …

  • Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Lithuanian delegations will not attend Victory Day parade in Moscow

    Polish Minister of National Defense Antoni Macierewicz said that the Polish delegation will not take part in the celebration of Victory Day, which will be held on May 9 in Moscow. According to the newspaper Gazeta Polska Codziennie, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Lithuania have also decided not to attend.

    "All the celebrations associated with Victory Day will take place in Poland," the Polish Ministry of Defense announced.

    A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia, in a …

  • Czech Republic expands Foreign Ministry staff at its consulates in Ukraine

    On May 2nd, the Czech Government decided to increase the number of Foreign Ministry employees in its offices in Ukraine.

    According to the Czech Republic, this decision is aimed at speeding up the processing of applications for work permits in the Czech Republic received from Ukrainians, Radio Svoboda reported.

    In particular, this change will increase the number of Consulate officials by five people at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv.

    The increase in the number of staff in …

  • Bank that gave loan to French National Front went bankrupt in Russia

    The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has established an interim administration for the first Czech-Russian bank, which is known for providing loans to the National Front political party (France), headed by Marine Le Pen. “The interim administration will quickly prepare proposals regarding the future activities of the bank,” as reported on the bank’s website.

    Russian media had previously reported on problems at the bank. In particular, on the 13th of March, the daily newspaper Vedomosti …

  • Czech National Bank imposes temporary ban on European-Russian Bank activity

    The Czech national bank imposed a temporary ban on the European-Russian Bank’s (ERB) financial activity. According to the regulation made by the Czech National Bank today, the ERB, which has operated in the Czech Republic since 2008 has temporarily lost its authority to take new deposits and provide credits.

    Czech National Bank spokesman Tomáš Zimmermann stated that the Czech National Bank, as the executive body of the Financial Oversight Committee, evaluated the situation of the ERB. After …

  • Czech troops to strengthen NATO’s eastern borders

    The Czech Republic plans to send 100 soldiers to NATO’s eastern flank to support the alliance's borders with Russia. This was announced on Sunday, February 21st, by Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky, as reported by Reuters.

    "We are talking about a company of soldiers, about nearly a hundred people who would join the contingent of the Alliance," Stropnicky said on Czech television, adding that the troops will arrive in Poland and the Baltic states later this year.

    On February 10th, the …

  • Two Czech Deputies Visit Donetsk, Spark Outrage

    On January 14th, two Deputies, Communists of the Czech Republic, Zdenek Ondracek and Stanislav Markovic travelled from Russian Federation territory to an area in Donetsk controlled by illegal armed groups.

    The Foreign Ministry released a statement on Friday that expressed its vehement protest at the illegal entry of the two Czechs into the territory of Ukraine as they visited the temporarily occupied Donetsk region. The Foreign Ministry pointed out that this trip was not coordinated with …

  • Czech Rupublic Communist MP denied entry into Ukraine

    A Deputy of the Czech Parliament, who is a representative of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Zdenek Ondrachek, was not allowed into Ukraine at the Borispol airport, as reported by the Czech news website Novinky.

    "I came for a conference on elections. I have been an election observer in Mariupol twice, but I was told that I've become a persona non grata and am not allowed to enter Ukraine," said Ondrachek.

     According to the Czech MP, the attitude of Ukrainian employees at the …