17th April 2016

Radio Praha: Trans-Atlantic trade deal face race against clock and rising Czech criticism

In the Czech Republic, TTIP is only beginning to make waves. On the one side there appears to be solid government backing for the deal. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka highlighted the agreement this month as one means for pulling the EU and US closer together, Radio Praha writes.

But more critical opinions are also being voiced. This week a group of NGO’s including the legal watchdog, Iure, and local branch of Greenpeace sent off a petition and challenge to Czech Prime Minister Sobotka calling for him to push for the negotiations and results to be open.

Read the article (in English).

Also, click on the speech of the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka at the Brookings Institution during his official visit to the United States of America in Czech and English.


Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic