Prague, March 15 (CTK) – The Czech police detained in the night two foreigners suspected of a shooting incident in a public transport bus in Prague-Smichov on Tuesday, Prague police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova said on Thursday. The police were searching for them after the incident. They are suspected of causing severe bodily harm. The police are investigating the shooting incident as breach of the peace. A 51-year-old Czech man was shooting from a gas pistol. He was detained on the spot on Tuesday afternoon. The shooting incident was probably caused by a skirmish between three foreigners aboard a bus in the Smichov neighbourhood. The police caught the suspected shooter but the two other men escaped.
EU leaders are currently meeting in Brussels for the last summit of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. Štefan Füle talks about Czech delegation’s preparations.
The stormy six-month boat-rocking Czech presidency of the European Union is at an end. Many – among the 27 nation bloc – are likely to be breathing huge sighs of relief. The former Czech prime minister Mirek Topolánek, whose centre-right cabinet was toppled in a no confidence motion at the end of March, has described the presidency as a “wasted opportunity”.
Iran summoned a senior Czech diplomat Tuesday over the European Union’s critical statements about the disputed Iranian presidential election, the Czech Foreign Ministry said.
The Czech EU presidency called off an EU intergovernmental conference on Croatia’s accession to the EU. The reason for the cancellation is the ongoing border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia.
The Czech Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Iran’s charge d’affaires in Prague, to reject Tehran’s accusations of Western countries meddling in its affairs.
Prague’s historic Charles Bridge witnessed a wobbly symbolic handover of the Czech European Union presidency to Sweden on Saturday as officials passed a keg of Czech beer from one boat to another.
A deal reached between the Czech Republic, Ireland and the UK cleared the way to agreement on assurances for voters that Irish policy on matters like military neutrality and abortion will not be affected by the treaty. The guarantees given to Ireland at last week’s meeting of Europe’s leaders in Brussels, the final summit of the Czech Republic’s six-month EU presidency, will not affect the ratification of Lisbon in other EU states.
The two-day meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Luxembourg that finished on Tuesday was the last foreign ministers’ council with the Czechs in charge. With that in mind, just how far the Czechs have used the presidency to push their foreign policy objectives?