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Read previewAn American veteran fighting in Ukraine said soldiers in his unit prefer to use Soviet-era rifles over modern ones because it's easier to find ammunition, including by taking it from the Russians. Jonathan Poquette is currently serving as a sniper in Ukraine, and he said that his unit prefers AK-74 rifles, which are chambered for 5.45×39mm rounds. He said that the prolific availability of older rifles among Ukraine's soldiers was also partly an issue with Ukraine's planning. This has also included ammunition from defeated Russian soldiers, or that fleeing Russians have left behind. Ukraine's ammunition shortagesUkraine is suffering from extensive shortages of ammunition and weaponry that have had serious ramifications all along the front lines.
Persons: , Jonathan Poquette, Poquette, Nuzhnenko, Kalashnikov, Oleksandr Ratushniak, Volodymyr Zekenskyy, Frederick Kagan, Serhii Mykhalchuk Organizations: Service, Business, AK, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, REUTERS Poquette, Chosen Company, 59th Motorized Brigade, NATO, US, REUTERS, Artillery Rocket Systems, EU Locations: Ukraine, Ukrainian, Soviet Union, Russian, Bakhmut, Radio Free Europe, Kyiv, Chasiv Yar, Donetsk region, Russia, Europe, Czech Republic
Iran has warned that it will respond with “stronger and more resolute” actions if Israel retaliates over this weekend’s strikes, according to Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations. Biden will also meet with G7 leaders on Sunday “to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack,” according to a statement released by the White House. US defensive assets moved to the region earlier this week and “helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles,” according to the statement. US forces intercepted more than 70 one-way attack drones and at least 3 ballistic missiles Iran fired toward Israel, according to two US official familiar with the situation. US fighter jets were also part of the US’ response to Iran’s attack on Saturday and shot down drones launched towards Israel, another US official told CNN.
Persons: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Joe Biden, Iran –, , , Biden, Netanyahu, Jordan, ” CNN’s Nic Robertson, , Mohammed Reza Zahedi, Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, Donald Trump, IRGC, Qassem Soleimani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi, IRNA, ” Israel, General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, Iran’s, António Guterres, Josep Borrell, Rishi Sunak, Javier Milei, Manuel Adorni, CNN’s Paul Murphy Organizations: CNN, Israel, United Nations, Iran, White House, US Navy, US, Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s Defense, Foreign Ministry, UN, British Locations: Iran, Syria, Israel, Republic, Haifa, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Gaza, Damascus, Baghdad, Lebanese, Quds, East, Europe, America, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal, China, Beijing, Chile, Mexico, Denmark
Earlier that year, the Czech government filed a lawsuit against Poland, detailing how the mine was negatively affecting the surrounding environment and draining groundwater. News of signs like the one at the pub in Bogatynia spread quickly across Czech and Polish media, drawing more public attention to the dispute. I went to Bogatynia to investigate how the political conflict was affecting relationships between the communities at the border. Local people claim they go to the Czech Republic to grab beers, and Czechs go to Poland to shop. One resident said that Poles live even closer to the mine and have never noticed any damage to the environment.
Persons: , I’d, Big Organizations: Justice Locations: Bogatynia, Poland, Czech Republic, Czech, Polish
Read previewUkraine's ammunition shortages are allowing Russia to be the "alpha predator on the battlefield," a US veteran fighting in Ukraine said. Jackie said that because Ukraine doesn't have enough artillery, Russia has "free reign." Jackie said Ukraine's troops fighting against Russia's invasion are used to fighting with less artillery than the Russians. "We need only suppress Russian artillery and armor," he said. He said that they kept a corridor open for Ukraine's troops to retreat down.
Persons: , Jackie, bloodying, it's, Vlada, Ukraine's pullout, We're Organizations: Service, 3rd Assault Brigade, Business, Ukraine, Getty, White, , Republicans Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Russia's, Russian, Avdiivka, Czech Republic, Europe
Read previewUkraine's ammunition shortages are allowing Russia to be the "alpha predator on the battlefield," a US veteran fighting in Ukraine said. Jackie said that because Ukraine doesn't have enough artillery, Russia has "free reign." Jackie said Ukraine's troops fighting against Russia's invasion are used to fighting with less artillery than the Russians. "We need only suppress Russian artillery and armor," he said. He said that they kept a corridor open for Ukraine's troops to retreat down.
Persons: , Jackie, bloodying, it's, Vlada, Ukraine's pullout, We're Organizations: Service, 3rd Assault Brigade, Business, Ukraine, Getty, White, , Republicans Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Russia's, Russian, Avdiivka, Czech Republic, Europe
Atlanta CNN —A Russian court has extended the detention of US-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, Russian state news agency TASS reported from the courtroom Monday. According to independent Russian media outlet SOTA Vision, Kurmasheva has been in detention since October. Her lawyer, Edgar Matevosyan, said she was not guilty and planned to appeal, SOTA Vision also reported. He has yet to face trial, and his pre-trial detention was extended last week until June 30. One of those reporters, Antonina Favorskaya, employed by SOTA Vision, has been accused of “extremist activities” because of her coverage of the late Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, according to Reporters Without Borders.
Persons: Alsu Kurmasheva, Kurmasheva, Edgar Matevosyan, Vladimir Putin, , Evan Gershkovich, Gershkovich, Antonina Favorskaya, Alexey Navalny, Anna Cooban Organizations: Atlanta CNN, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, RFE, TASS, Wall Street, SOTA, Borders Locations: Russian, Radio Free Europe, US, Kazan, Czech Republic, Russia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Ukraine, London
Ukraine needs artillery and ammunition rather than tanks, a US veteran there said. AdvertisementAn American veteran fighting in Ukraine said soldiers are desperate for artillery and ammunition. "With the West, you see so much stuff about, 'Oh yeah, they're donating these vehicles, these vehicles, these vehicles.' The European Commission earlier this month announced $540 million to fast-track arms manufacturing, including artillery ammunition. That means Ukraine's soldiers often have to plan for survival, rather than long-term success.
Persons: , Jonathan Poquette, Poquette, Serhii Mykhalchuk, we've, it's, Kostya Organizations: Service, 59th Motorized Brigade, Getty, Ukraine, Artillery, Republicans, Guardian, European, Getty Images Locations: Ukraine, Kyiv, Russia, Ukrainian, Donetsk Oblast, Roman, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Avdiivka
The Czech Republic has frozen the assets of two men and a news website it accuses of running an influence operation in Europe that supports “the foreign policy interests of the Russian Federation,” the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The ministry identified the men as Viktor Medvedchuk, a high-profile, pro-Russian Ukrainian politician and the leader of the effort, and Artem Marchevskyi, a Ukrainian-Israeli citizen who allegedly ran the website, the Czech-registered Voice of Europe. Long known as an ally of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, Mr. Medvedchuk was arrested in Ukraine and handed over to Russia in a prisoner exchange in 2022. “We cracked down on a Russian influence operation that was directed by Viktor Medvedchuk directly from Russia,” Jan Lipavsky, the Czech foreign minister, said in a statement. “The aim was to spread pro-Russian narratives undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty while infiltrating the European Parliament.”While the Czech authorities refused to provide immediate comment on how expansive the effort was or how richly financed, officials promised further revelations.
Persons: Viktor Medvedchuk, Artem Marchevskyi, Long, Vladimir V, Putin, Medvedchuk, ” Jan Lipavsky Organizations: Russian Federation, Foreign, Europe Locations: Czech Republic, Europe, Russian Ukrainian, Ukrainian, Czech, Ukraine, Russia
The Henley Passport Index ranks the most powerful passports in the world for visa-free travel. Passports from 23 other countries provide more global access than a US passport. US passport holders can access 189 countries globally without a visa, putting it in sixth place among world passports on the global mobility spectrum, according to the 2024 Henley Passport Index. AdvertisementPassports from 23 other countries provide more global mobility than a US passport, seven more countries than 2023's ranking. Below are the countries with the most powerful passports, ranked by ascending number of visa-free travel options, based on the 2024 Henley Passport Index.
Persons: , it's Organizations: Service, International Air Transport Authority, US Locations: Japan, China, India, Venezuela, Finland, Sweden, South Korea, Netherlands, Canada, Poland, Czech Republic
CNN —British tennis star Andy Murray will be out for an extended period after suffering a serious ankle injury during his third-round defeat at the Miami Open. The 36-year-old Murray lost 5-7 7-5 7-6(7-5) against Czech Republic’s Tomáš Macháč in the third round of the Miami Open on Sunday. “I will see an ankle specialist when I return home to determine next steps,” the former world No. He was in visible pain following the point and was given immediate assistance from a physiotherapist on the court. Murray would stay in the match, saving a match point and forcing a tie-break before losing in close to three-and-a-half hours.
Persons: Andy Murray, Murray, , I’ll, Murray –, Mami, , Al Bello, “ I’ve, , ” Murray, Argentina’s Tomás, It’s, that’s Organizations: CNN, Miami, Czech, Macháč, Machac Locations: British
CNN —Can Europe fill the gap left by the United States in Ukraine? Over the course of the war, European thinking has evolved. Should EU money be spent outside the bloc? So, can Europe fill the funding void in Ukraine left by Washington DC? Yes, Europe can fill the gap left by the US - and in some respects is trying to do just that.
Persons: Donald Trump, Alexander De Croo, Volodymyr Zelensky, Serhii, it’s, , Vladimir Putin, Jens Stoltenberg Organizations: CNN, European Union, Ukraine, Belgian, Radio Free, Radio Liberty, Reuters, NATO, Diplomats, EU, Ukraine’s, Washington DC Locations: United States, Ukraine, European, Europe, Russia, Kyiv, Kiel, Radio Free Europe, EU, Moscow, Brussels, Russian, Zaporizhzhia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Czech, Eastern, Western Europe, Athens, Rome
With additional American aid still in doubt, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on Tuesday called for “creative, adaptable and sustainable ways” to continue arming Ukraine and praised European allies who were trying to bolster Kyiv’s military as the war against Russia entered a critical stretch. Mr. Austin, in Germany for the start of a semiregular meeting of nearly 50 nations who are supplying Ukraine’s forces, said that allies would “dig deeper to get vital security assistance to Ukraine.” He singled out Denmark, France, Germany and Sweden for recent donations of weapons and noted the Czech Republic’s efforts to provide 800,000 artillery shells — the first tranche of which could arrive on the battlefield within weeks. Germany’s defense minister, Boris Pistorius, said Berlin would send Ukraine 10,000 rounds of badly needed artillery shells, 100 armored infantry vehicles and transport equipment in a new infusion of support worth 500 million euros, about $544 million. “Things are progressing sometimes in small steps, sometimes in larger steps, but the main thing is the constant supply of ammunition,” Mr. Pistorius told journalists in Germany, according to local news reports.
Persons: Lloyd J, Austin III, Austin, , Boris Pistorius, Mr, Pistorius Organizations: Russia Locations: Ukraine, Germany, Denmark, France, Sweden, Czech, Berlin
CNN —Besting 111 of her fellow titleholders from across the globe, Krystyna Pyszková of the Czech Republic was crowned Miss World 2024 on Saturday in Mumbai, India, where the international pageant was held this year. Krystyna Pyszková, the newly-crowned Miss World, models during the "Best Designer Award" contest at the 71st Miss World pageant preliminaries on March 2. Chopra Jonas appeared at the pageant in a video message, paying tribute to both Miss World owner Julia Morley and Nita Ambani, winner of the pageant’s Humanitarian Award. Pyszková replaces the outgoing Miss World, Karolina Bielawska, of Poland, whose reign dates back to March 2022. (Due to scheduling issues, no Miss World pageant was held in 2023.)
Persons: Krystyna Pyszková, Francis Mascarenhas, Aché Abrahams, Lesego, Jessica Gagen, , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Chopra Jonas, Julia Morley, Nita Ambani, Pyszková, Karolina Bielawska Organizations: CNN, Miss, 71st Miss Locations: Czech Republic, Mumbai, India, Africa, Americas, Caribbean, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Botswana, England, United Kingdom, Poland
Of the 47 nations that endorsed the 2009 Terezin Declaration, which incorporated the principles, seven have made major progress, three have made substantial progress, 13 have made some progress and some 24 countries have made little or no progress, according to Tuesday’s report. “This report underscores the critical need for advancement in art and cultural property restitution,” Gideon Taylor, the president of WJRO, said in a statement. The 13 countries that have made some progress include Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland and Serbia. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty ImagesMost countries that signed onto the Terezin Declaration have made little or no progress, according to the report. This marks the first governmental document on Holocaust restitution to be endorsed in nearly 15 years, a step WJRO said will help advance the restitution of art and cultural property.
Persons: CNN —, , restitutions, ” Gideon Taylor, WJRO, Frederick Florin, Antony J, Blinken, , Stuart E, , Colette Avital Organizations: The Art, CNN, Jewish, Organization, Washington Conference, Washington, Palais Rohan Museum, Getty, WJRO, US State Department, of Holocaust Locations: Nazi, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Strasbourg, AFP, Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, New York, Washington, Israel
The Google corporate logo hangs outside the Google Germany offices on August 31, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Alphabet 's Google was hit with a 2.1-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) lawsuit by 32 media groups including Axel Springer and Schibsted on Wednesday, alleging that they had suffered losses due to the company's practices in digital advertising. "Without Google's abuse of its dominant position, the media companies would have received significantly higher revenues from advertising and paid lower fees for ad tech services. Crucially, these funds could have been reinvested into strengthening the European media landscape," the lawyers said. Others in the group include Austria's Krone, Belgian groups DPG Media and Mediahuis, Denmark's TV2 Danmark A/S, Finland's Sanoma, Poland's Agora, Spain's Prensa Iberica and Switzerland's Ringier.
Persons: Axel Springer, Schibsted, Stek, Big, Austria's, Finland's Organizations: Google, Geradin Partners, Publishers, DPG Media, Denmark's TV2, Spain's Prensa Locations: Berlin, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Europe, Austria's Krone
Since then, I've lived in places like Wales, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, and Greece. But I loved immersing myself in new cultures, forming close friendships, and discovering new delicacies in every possible city. I felt knowledgeable about my destinations from my education, books, and television, but you never truly know a country until you've lived like a local. Here are 11 things that surprised me during my travels. AdvertisementLiving in Spain can require a lot of paperworkSome parts of Spain still embrace the tradition of siesta.
Persons: , Lucia, I've, you've, Shutterstock There's, Lucian, Nasha Smith, haven't, St, Nasha Smith Kentucky Fried Organizations: Service, Business, siesta, KFC, Barbados, Rihanna Locations: St, Wales, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Greece, Prague, Crocetta del, Venice, Bologna, Texas, New York, Kansas , Mississippi, Tennessee, Europe, Caribbean, Olympia, Skafidia, Barcelona, Llobregat, Barcelona's, Nasha Smith Kentucky, Asia, New Zealand, Detroit , Louisiana, Central Europe, Czech
CNN —Cybersecurity software company Avast faces a $16.5 million fine from the Federal Trade Commission after the agency filed a complaint Wednesday accusing the company of selling consumer data to third parties. The FTC says Avast, a firm that promises to protect consumer data from online tracking, has done the opposite, collecting and selling user browsing data without knowledge or consent while simultaneously misleading users. Furthermore, the FTC says Avast told users it would only share information in “anonymous and aggregate form,” though this was not the case. “Because it is intrinsically sensitive, browsing data warrants heightened protection.”The FTC says Avast sold data to a range of over 100 clients, including consulting firms, advertising companies and data brokers. On top of the multi-million dollar fine, Avast is being hit with a ban from the FTC to prohibit the company from selling or licensing data for advertising purposes.
Persons: Avast, Lina Khan, , ” Khan, “ Avast, ” Samuel Levine, ” Avast Organizations: CNN, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Soviet Bloc, Gen Digital, Avast, Consumer Protection Locations: Czechoslovakia, Tempe , Arizona, Prague, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Czech, FTC’s
Renting a Car Abroad: Don’t Get Taken for a Ride
  + stars: | 2024-02-21 | by ( Eric A. Taub | )   time to read: +1 min
“Throw the keys through the kiosk’s open window. We’ll get the car when we open later”: Those slightly unorthodox drop-off instructions I once received from a Hertz manager in Croatia illustrate some of the differences U.S. travelers might encounter when renting a car abroad. It pays to familiarize yourself with the local policies and protocols ahead of time. Here’s what you need to know before you accept the keys. You must apply for one in the country that issued your regular driver’s license.
Persons: We’ll, It’s Organizations: AAA, State Department Locations: Croatia, U.S, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Japan, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Thailand, United States
Read previewThis as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Milda Mitkute, the cofounder of second-hand shopping app Vinted. But when you have 30,000 people on your site you need more servers and those invoices started going up to 200 euros. AdvertisementBut when we asked girls in Germany, France, and the US why they used Vinted, it was all about selling to earn some extra cash, authenticity, finding unique clothes, and consuming more sustainably. A life divided into projectsWhen you're young you think that the more you work, the more you're going to create. Mitkute stepped back from Vinted in 2017 and is no longer on the board but remains a shareholder.
Persons: , Milda Mitkute, Vinted, Justas Janauskas, Justus, VIRGINIE LEFOUR, Getty, let's, Jonas Gratzer, Malvina, I've, It's, Mitkute Organizations: Service, Business, Vinted, Accel Partners, Facebook, Spotify Locations: Vilnius, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, Soviet, France, Vinted
Mette Frederiksen, Denmark's prime minister, speaks on day two of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen criticized a waning sense of urgency among delegates at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday as Moscow's full-scale offensive nearly enters its third year. "The sense of urgency is simply not clear enough in our discussions," Frederiksen told a lunchtime session. Denmark has now donated its entire artillery to Ukraine, Frederiksen said, urging other countries to do the same as the war marks its second anniversary on Feb. 24. The policymakers were speaking at the 7th Munich Ukrainian Lunch, hosted on the sidelines of the MSC by the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum and Ukrainian non-profit the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.
Persons: Mette Frederiksen, Denmark's, Frederiksen, Putin, Radosław Sikorski, Victor Pinchuk, Tobias Billström, Bakhmut, Nikolay Denkov, Denkov, Genya Savilov, Hillary Clinton, , Niall Ferguson, Clinton, Petr Pavel, Kaja Kallas, Alexander De Croo, Bulgaria Nikolay Denkov Organizations: Munich, Bloomberg, Getty, Kyiv, MSC, Yalta European Strategy, Victor, Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Sweden's, Moscow, 47th Mechanized Brigade, Bradley, Afp, Former, U.S, CNBC Locations: Munich, Germany, MUNICH, Ukraine, Danish, Denmark, Poland, Ukrainian, Avdiivka, Moscow, Russia, Europe, U.S, Donetsk, Western, Czech Republic, Republic of Estonia, Belgium, Bulgaria
Fact check: Debunking five false Trump claims about NATO
  + stars: | 2024-02-13 | by ( Daniel Dale | )   time to read: +10 min
And Trump has for years made a variety of other false claims about spending by NATO and its members. As of 2023, 11 of 30 NATO members were meeting the 2% target, NATO estimates show. NATO members’ spending before Trump took officeAs president, Trump claimed that NATO members’ spending had declined “every single year” until he took office in 2017. Facts First: Trump’s claims that NATO members’ spending had declined every year until he took office are false. After referring to NATO members Trump said he pressured himself, he continued: “And then I hear that they like Obama better.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, , Russia “, didn’t, , Stephen Saideman, ” Saideman, Erwan, George Washington University’s, ” Lagadec, , recommitted, Jens Stoltenberg, Saideman, “ Putin, Joe Biden, Lagadec, Barack Obama, Obama, George W, Bush, we’ve, ” Bush Organizations: Washington CNN, Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, CNN, Trump, International Affairs, Carleton University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Transatlantic, Ukraine ”, NATO –, , , EU Locations: Russia, Wales, Canada, Brussels, Ukraine’s Crimea, , Crimea, Europe, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Romania
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in December he would propose similar measures. The EU has not spelled out what the sanctions would entail but officials have said they would include bans on travel to the EU. The EU has already imposed sanctions on Hamas following the Oct. 7 attacks and diplomats say more are in the pipeline. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday now was "definitely not the time" to sanction Israeli settlers, state news agency MTI reported. (Additonal reporting by Jan Lopatka in Prague and Boldizsar Gyori in Budapest; Editing by Nick Macfie)
Persons: Andrew Gray, John Irish, Josep Borrell, Israel, Peter Szijjarto, MTI, Jan Lipavsky, Jan Lopatka, Boldizsar, Nick Macfie Organizations: West Bank, West Bank ., EU Locations: John Irish BRUSSELS, PARIS, EU, Hungary, Czech Republic, Israel, Palestinian, Gaza, United States, Britain, Budapest, Czech, France, Prague
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic’s central bank cut its key interest rate for the second straight time Thursday in an effort to help the struggling economy. The cut by a half-percentage point brought the interest rate down to 6.25%. Photos You Should See View All 15 ImagesThe Czech bank's decision comes as major central banks around the world are discussing when to start bringing down borrowing costs. The European Central Bank left its benchmark rate unchanged at a record-high 4% on Jan. 25, saying it was premature to discuss cuts. Last week, the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate steady, indicating that it needed to see more evidence that inflation is truly in check before making cuts.
Organizations: Czech Statistics Office, European Central Bank, U.S . Federal Reserve, Bank of England Locations: PRAGUE, Czech
Veronica Pulido left her hometown at 25 because finding a career there felt impossible. My country isn't in the best economic situation and I always felt like I had nothing to do there. I always wanted to travel, and when I saw her story, I thought, "I could be her, right?" It took two years of savings, which is everything I had, to buy a one-way ticket to Spain, where my sister lives. I keep 400 euros, or $435, in my fund, and I pretend I don't have that money until it's an emergency.
Persons: Veronica Pulido, Pulido, She's, Workaway, , Veronica Puldio Organizations: Service, Spain, Kids Locations: Europe, Venezuela, Switzerland, Prague, Czech Republic, Spain, Romania, Germany, Balkans, Croatia, Bulgaria, Venezuelan, Sofia, Asia
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has extended border controls with Slovakia until March 2 to try to stop illegal migrants entering from Slovak territory, the interior ministry said on Friday. "Due to the continuing threat of illegal migration... the Minister of Interior and Administration extended the temporary reintroduction of border control on the section of the state border with the Slovak Republic for the period from February 2 to March 2, 2024," it said. Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria all tightened their borders with Slovakia on Oct. 4. The Czech Republic said this week it would end temporary controls on its border with Slovakia. Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria are all part of Europe's open-border Schengen zone.
Persons: Anna Wlodarczak, Nick Macfie Organizations: of Interior, Administration, European Union Locations: WARSAW, Poland, Slovakia, Slovak Republic, East, Afghanistan, Europe, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, EU, Czech Republic, Austria, Israel, Gaza
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