Articles for tag: Andrej Babiš, Migrants, Miloš Zeman


Prague Rejects UN Migration Pact

The Czechs join Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria in rejecting a UN migration pact, with more EU states expected not to join. Opponents say the pact doesn’t distinguish between economic migrants and asylum-seekers.   The Czech government on Wednesday decided it will not join a United Nations pact on migration, becoming the latest European state to ...



Protesters Gather In Prague For Acceptance Of Syrian Orphans

Prague, Sept 20 (CTK) – About 300 people gathered at a meeting organised by the Christian-feminist group RFK in Prague this afternoon to support the acceptance of 50 Syrian orphans, which is opposed by Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO).   The event symbolically took place in front of the Main Railway Station, from where Jewish ...


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Half Of Senators Call On Babis To Accept 50 Syrian Orphans

Prague, Sept 20 (CTK) – Roughly one-half of Czech senators across the political spectrum signed a joint memorandum calling on PM Andrej Babis (ANO) and his cabinet to make possible the acceptance of 50 Syrian orphans recently proposed by the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), Czech Televison (CT) has said.   “We are asking you and the ...


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Babis Disappointed By EU Migration Talks Turns To Africa

Salzburg, Austria, Sept 20 (CTK special correspondents) – Prague backs the plan to hold a summit of the EU and African states as debated by the participants in the EU informal summit in Salzburg last night, Czech PM Andrej Babis said today, but voiced disappointment at the course of the debate on migration.   He ...


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Hamacek: Migration Pacts Not Binding

Prague, Sept 19 (CTK) – Global pacts on refugees and migration are neither legally binding nor enforceable, Czech acting foreign minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD) told the Chamber of Deputies today.   No new duties or obligations arise from them for the Czech Republic, Hamacek, the Social Democrat leader who is also the interior ...


Top 09 Proposes Resolution Calling On Cabinet To Accept 50 Orphans

Prague, Sept 18 (CTK) – Opposition TOP 09 will propose that the Chamber of Deputies adopt a resolution calling on the Czech cabinet to accept 50 orphans from refugee camps in Greece, the party’s representatives announced at a press conference today.   TOP 09 first deputy chairwoman Marketa Pekarova Adamova said this would be a ...


Prague Should Show Solidarity By Accepting Orphans: MEP Sojdrova

Prague, Sept 17 (CTK) – By accepting a few dozen orphans from refugee camps the Czech Republic might show its solidarity in tackling the migrant crisis, MEP Michaela Sojdrova told CTK today, adding that she would like to meet PM Andrej Babis, who opposed the plan this weekend, to discuss her initiative.   The government ...


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Communists Push Through Debate On UN Migration Pact

Prague, Sept 14 (CTK) – The Czech Chamber of Deputies will discuss the UN global compact for migration on Wednesday, it decided on the proposal of the Communists (KSCM) today, though their previous proposal to put the compact on the agenda failed to make it through on Thursday.   The global compact was approved by ...


KSCM, SPD Fail To Push Debate Of UN Migration Compact

Prague, Sept 13 (CTK) – The Czech opposition Communists (KSCM) and Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) have failed to push through a proposal that the Chamber of Deputies discuss the UN Global Compact for Migration at its current session.   KSCM deputy Zdenek Ondracek wanted the debate to show the cabinet’s position on the compact, ...