Sunday, 1 May 2016


Vattenfall sells German lignite assets to Czech EPH

Reuters |
19 April 2016

Czech investor EPH has agreed to buy the loss-making lignite coal mines and associated power plants in Germany from state-owned Swedish utility Vattenfall as it bets on a recovery in European power prices.

Czechs do not rule out legal action against permanent migrant quotas

Reuters |
18 April 2016

The Czech Republic cannot rule out legal action if the European Union tries to put in place any permanent quota system for distributing asylum seekers, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Sunday.

Czechs to return Iraqi Christians who tried to move to Germany

Reuters |
4 April 2016

The Czech Republic will send back to Iraq a group of Iraqi Christians who tried to move on to Germany instead of staying in the country, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said on Sunday. A group of 25 Iraqis took a bus on Saturday to Germany, where they were stopped immediately after crossing the border, ČTK news agency reported. German police then asked the Czechs to take the people back and that was agreed, ČTK said.

Czech PM: Europe must support western Balkans in halting migration

Reuters |
4 March 2016

The European Union must provide support to western Balkan countries outside the bloc to help them halt the flow of migrants north from Greece towards the heart of the EU, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Thursday. In an interview with Reuters, Sobotka hailed steps by western Balkan nations to stop an uncontrolled influx into the EU via their territory of people fleeing from war or failed states across the Middle East and Africa.

Energy group EPH's main shareholders to raise stakes

Reuters |
26 February 2016

The two main shareholders of Czech energy group EPH intend raising their stakes in the company to take full ownership and could sell a minority share in its infrastructure unit, EPH said on Thursday.

Czech ministry allows extradition of Ivory Coast national to US

Reuters |
26 February 2016

The Czech justice minister has allowed the extradition of Ivory Coast citizen Faouzi Jaber to the United States, where he is accused of trying to sell arms and drugs with the aim of harming US interests.

Czech producer prices fall most since 2008

Reuters |
24 February 2016

Czech producer prices fell at their fastest monthly pace since November 2008, dropping by a deeper-than-expected 1.6 percent in January and showing the challenge the central bank faces in lifting overall inflation.

Czech musician performs long-lost Mozart score for first time

Reuters |
17 February 2016

A long-lost composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri was performed for the first time on Tuesday after a musicologist discovered the piece in the reserve collection of the Czech national music museum.

Czech watchdog lowers fines for construction firms' cartel agreement

Reuters |
9 February 2016

The Czech competition watchdog (UOHS) lowered fines against seven contruction firms for coordinating bids in several road constructrion tenders, ordering them to pay CZK 1.66 billion instead of an initial fine of 2 billion, UOHS said on Monday.

Five Czechs missing in Lebanon since July have been found

Reuters |
2 February 2016

Five Czech citizens who went missing in Lebanon in July are now with the Lebanese security services, a security source told Reuters on Monday. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the five, who went missing in eastern Lebanon last year, were found late on Monday. "We will send a plane for them as soon as possible," the Czech foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek, on a visit to Oman, said on his Twitter account.

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