Chairman of the European Council Donald Tusk is expected to visit Prague on February 16 to discuss with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka over the conditions for an agreement with Britain over its demands for a reformed European Union. Tusk unveiled the contents of a draft deal on Tuesday, including a brake allowing London to limit the number of immigrants from other EU countries. Many of the details though have still to be filled in.
Czech President Miloš Zeman has expressed full backing for British Prime
Minister David Cameron’s EU reform efforts. He made the statement while
welcoming Mr Cameron for a private meeting at Prague Castle. Earlier on
Friday, the British prime minister met with his Czech counterpart Bohuslav
Sobotka to discuss EU reform and other issues. Mr Cameron also took the
time to lay a wreath at a memorial site at Prague’s Klárov - honouring
Czechoslovak airmen who served in the RAF during the Second World War. The
Czech News Agency suggested that Prime Minister David Cameron would also
still meet with representatives of the opposition Civic Democratic Party
– partners of the British Conservative Party at the European level.
Czech Radio reported Friday that the Czech side will be seeking a end to a British veto on the sale of Czech L-159 planes to Iraq. Some of the radar technology on the plane is British-made and UK authorities are reported to fear it falling into the wrong hands.
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Prague Friday for talks with his Czech counterpart, Bohuslav Sobotka, and be followed later by a meeting with President Miloš Zeman. The main focus of the talks at the seat of the government was Mr Cameron’s bid to shape a package of EU reforms which he can put to the British public in a future referendum over continued UK membership of the European Union. At the joint press conference which followed, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that Europe would "remain strong if Great Britain stayed" and made clear the Czech Republic would do its utmost to influence a positive outcome. EU reform was not the only issue on the table; also discussed was the ongoing migrant crisis and the threat of Islamic State.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is scheduled to visit Prague on Friday as part of a series of European stops for talks with his counterparts. The Conservative leader is seeking to explore his chances on the package of reforms which will put to the British public on a referendum over continued membership of the European Union. Cameron is seeking concessions across a swathe of areas.
The British prime minister, David Cameron’s meeting with his Czech counterpart, Bohuslav Sobotka, in Prague on Friday has been confirmed. The meeting will also be attended by the Minister of Social Affairs Michaela Marksová and the country’s State Secretary for European Affairs Tomáš Prouza, Czech government spokesman Martin Ayrer said on Wednesday. The talks will be dominated by Britain’s proposals for EU reform, its future in the EU, the migration crisis and business and security cooperation. Mr Cameron is also due to meet with Czech President Miloš Zeman.
Dr. Irena Edwards is the head of the Czech National Trust, a UK-based organisation that supports conservation in the Czech Republic. Dr. Edwards left Prague at a young age and continued her law career in Britain, where she became a high flier in the corporate world. Her dual qualification meant she was much in demand when the Iron Curtain came down and she spent much of the 1990s helping UK firms get a foothold in her now democratic native country.
British screenwriter and playwright Peter Morgan, best known for his films The Queen and The Last King of Scotland, will be among the guests of this year’s Febiofest international film festival, the organisers announced on Thursday. The Golden Globe owner will receive the Kristián Award for Contribution to Cinema. The 23rd edition of Febiofest will take place between March 17 and 25.
The British prime minister, David Cameron, is due to visit Prague on January 22, iHned.cz reported on Tuesday. During his stay the UK leader will meet his Czech counterpart, Bohuslav Sobotka, and President Miloš Zeman, the news website said. Mr. Cameron is expected to discuss his country’s plans for a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union, the migration crisis and business and security cooperation during his visit.
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