Tag: Czech Republic

#CzechRepublic ripe for Russian influence

#CzechRepublic ripe for Russian influence

| May 9, 2019

For all the countless problems that have emerged from the seemingly endless Brexit process, the sharing of future national intelligence has often flown under the radar. For the sake of our national security, this issue must no longer be overlooked. When the defining political issue of our generation, in or out, is finally put to […]

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Babiš: #Czech Prime Minister’s Washington visit draws unwanted attention to scandals

Babiš: #Czech Prime Minister’s Washington visit draws unwanted attention to scandals

| March 20, 2019

On 6 March Andrej Babiš, the billionaire prime minister of the Czech Republic, met President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. However, far from being the PR boost that the under-fire Czech leader needed, media attention instead focused on the plethora of scandals in Babiš’s wake and his concerning proximity to Russia.   Rich billionaires […]

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#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

#DontBeAMule – More than 1,500 #MoneyMules identified in worldwide #MoneyLaundering sting

| December 6, 2018

  Working together with Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation (EBF), police forces from over 20 States arrested 168 people (so far) as part of a coordinated money laundering crackdown, the European Money Mule Action (EMMA). This international swoop, the fourth of its kind, was intended to tackle the issue of ‘money mules’, who […]

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Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

Packaging value chain coalition of 68 industry associations launches joint recommendations ahead of negotiations on #SingleUsePlastics proposal

| August 23, 2018

EUROPEN and 67 other European and national associations1  representing a wide range of packaging materials and sectors across the packaging value chain, have announced joint recommendations2 on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, i.e. the Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP). The 68 organizations […]

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€25 million of loans for cultural and creative #SMEs in #CzechRepublic

€25 million of loans for cultural and creative #SMEs in #CzechRepublic

| March 19, 2018

The European Investment Fund and Komerční banka (KB) have signed a guarantee agreement for Czech businesses supported by the new Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility under the EU’s Creative Europe programme. The guarantee agreement will allow KB to widen their support to Czech SMEs in the cultural and creative sectors perceived to be more risky, reaching […]

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Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

Combating violence against women: All EU countries must ratify the #IstanbulConvention

| March 14, 2018

MEPs called on the 11 member states that haven’t ratified the Istanbul Convention to do so, in a plenary debate with Commissioner Ansip on Monday evening (12 March). To date, the 11 member states that still haven’t ratified the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women and domestic violence, known as the […]

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