The Czech government had thrown its support behind amending the country’s constitution to add the right to defend oneself and others with a firearm to the list of fundamental human rights and freedoms. The Senate proposed the amendment after it had received a petition with more than 100,000 signatures fearing the potential impacts of the EU’s Firearm Directive on the possession of firearms in the country.Continue Reading

The Czech premier, whose country depends on nuclear energy and coal, said on Monday the European Union should ditch its landmark green law seeking carbon neutrality as it battles the novel coronavirus. “Europe should forget about the Green Deal now and focus on the coronavirus instead,” PM Andrej Babiš told reporters, without explaining how the two are connected.Continue Reading

The Czech government will fill a lawsuit against the European Commission over the suspension of subsidy payments granted to Agrofert holding, an agrochemical company of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš that is currently managed by trust funds. Deník N reported that the last-minute legal action against the Commission was proposed by Agricultural Minister Miroslav Toman on Monday and was approved by the entire government.Continue Reading