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The arrest of two Czech women puts further strain on Czech-Cuban relations

02-02-2006 14:40 | Daniela Lazarová

Helena Houdova, photo: CTK Relations between the Czech Republic and Cuba have been strained for some time, after a number of diplomatic spats. Tensions between the two states have risen further since the arrest last week of two Czech women - including former Miss Czech Republic Helena Houdova - while they were taking photographs of a slum area.   More

Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz visits Prague

17-01-2006 15:20 | Linda Maštalíř

Prime Ministers Jiri Paroubek and Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, photo: CTK On a tour of neighbouring Visegrad countries, Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz made a one-day working visit to Prague on Tuesday. At a time when Czech-Polish relations are extremely good, Prime Ministers Marcinkiewicz and Jiri Paroubek devoted much of their time to the question of alternate energy resources for central Europe.   More

Czech-German relations expected to thrive after Merkel takes office

24-11-2005 14:01 | Pavla Horáková

Angela Merkel, photo: CTK On Tuesday, Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democrats, was sworn in as Germany's first ever woman chancellor at a ceremony in the Bundestag. On Wednesday, Mrs Merkel made her first official visit to Brussels and Paris, followed by a trip to London on Thursday, confirming the priorities of her government's foreign policy. But what developments can be expected in Germany's relations with its eastern neighbour the Czech Republic?   More

Will election of Poland's Kaczynski have knock-on effect in Czech Republic?

24-10-2005 14:38 | Rob Cameron

Lech Kaczynski, photo: CTK Poland is now firmly in the hands of conservative politicians, following the election at the weekend of Lech Kaczynski as the country's new president. Mr Kaczynski's right-wing Law and Justice party - led by his brother Jaroslaw - also won the recent parliamentary elections and is now trying to form a coalition. So what does all this mean for the Czech Republic?   More

Belarus presidential candidate appears at Forum 2000

11-10-2005 15:16 | Brian Kenety, Rob Cameron

Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda and Alexander Milinkevich, photo: CTK In Belarus this month allied opposition activists agreed on a single candidate to challenge the autocratic rule of President Alexander Lukashenko in next year's presidential elections. Alexander Milinkevich, the man picked to take on "Europe's last dictator," travelled to Prague this week at the invitation of former Czech president Vaclav Havel, a vocal opponent of the Lukashenko regime. Mr Milinkevich discussed the current situation in Belarus at the Forum 2000 meeting.  More

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