Articles for tag: NATO


Foreign Minister: NATO Critical For Peace And Prosperity

As NATO enters its eighth decade amidst doubts of its relevance, the Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister tells VOA that there’s “huge consensus” among political parties in his country in support of NATO membership and of America’s leadership within the alliance.   “Our membership is very important, and America’s leading role is key to the success ...

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Zeman: NATO Must Remain Vigilant In War On Terror

President Miloš Zeman has said that the main benefit of NATO membership is the security guarantees it provides.   Speaking in an interview for the CTK news agency on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s entry to NATO, President Zeman said the main threat facing the alliance today is international terrorism. ...

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Madeleine Albright In Prague For 20th Anniversary Of Accession To NATO

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in Prague to mark the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic’s accession to NATO. She was a leading voice in advocating for expansion of the military alliance to central Europe.   In the coming days, the Czech-born Albright will take part in various events marking the anniversary ...


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Russia’s Hybrid Warfare, A Serious Threat: Czech NATO Ambassador

Prague, Sept 2 (CTK) – Russia is increasingly using non-military hybrid methods, which confirms that Moscow realises the strength of the military guarantee NATO provides to its members, Czech ambassador to NATO Jiri Sedivy told CTK today.   The defence against hybrid attacks, may they come from anywhere, demands a good intelligence overview and quality ...


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Zeman: ‘Only A Coward’ Would Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan

Prague, Aug 29 (CTK) – Czech President Milos Zeman supported the NATO mission in Afghanistan as it is a deep concern of the Czech Republic, he said at the meeting with Czech ambassadors today.   He thus responded to the doubts over the country’s involvement in the Resolute Support operation which were voiced after the ...


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Foreign Ministry: Zeman, Babis, Hamacek, Metnar Attending NATO Summit

Prague, July 9 (CTK) – Along with Czech President Milos Zeman, PM Andrej Babis (ANO), Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD), heading diplomacy temporarily, and Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar (for ANO) will attend the NATO summit in Brussels this week, the Foreign Ministry announced today.   Zeman will leave for Brussels on Wednesday, July ...



STAN Proposes Resolution To Block Departure From NATO

Prague, June 8 (CTK) – The Mayors and Independents (STAN) will try to have a resolution passed in the Senate that would beforehand reject the enactment of a referendum on the Czech Republic’s leaving NATO and the EU, STAN leader Petr Gazdik said at the STAN programme conference today.   No constitutional bill on referendum ...


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Communists Sabotage Babis’s Government Over Military Demands

Prague, May 17 (CTK) – The Czech Communists (KSCM) seem to be trapped by their own resolution not to back a planned minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) if the coalition pact includes a plan to reinforce Czech participation in military missions abroad, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo today.   For ...


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Russia’s Efforts To Undermine NATO Will Not Stand: General Petr Pavel

Prague, May 3 (CTK) – Russia does not share the same values as the West, which is why it is dissatisfied with the current world order and leads a confrontational policy against the NATO, Czech General Petr Pavel, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said at the Stratcom Summit conference in Prague today.   ...