Parliamentary Committee urges prime minister to fall in line with other EU countries over sanctions

The parliamentary committee for European Affairs on Thursday called on Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to act in accordance with the majority of EU countries when negotiating the planned extension of new EU sanctions against Russia. The Czech government on Wednesday authorised the Prime Minister to voice objections to some of the planned sanctions against Russia. The government is planning to table reservations to the sanctions’ extension to goods with both civil and military applications in order to protect Czech machinery producers.