The Czech Republic will not manage to introduce a European Union directive tightening gun controls by the deadline of 14 September, the speaker of the lower house, Radek Vondráček, said on Thursday. A number of Czech agencies had objections to a draft government decree meant to implement the directive into Czech law. These must now be dealt with by Ministry of the Interior.
The European Parliament passed the directive, aimed at preventing terrorists getting their hands on arms, in spring last year. A number of Czech politicians objected to the provision as it would affect around 300,000 holders of gun licenses in this country.
Czech PM tells President Trump he wants to “make the Czech Republic great again“
March 15, 1939 – The day Czechoslovakia ceased to exist
Czech firms increasingly doing business with each other in euros
Prague tops post-communist capitals in Mercer quality of living survey
Onion patch yields unexpected treasure