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8-8-2020, 21:23 UTC
[21.01.2015 16:00 UTC] Chris Johnstone
PM Bohuslav Sobotka intervenes in Norwegian childcare case

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has stepped into the case of two Czech children who have been held in care by Norwegian authorities with access by their mother restricted. Sobotka called for his Norwegian counterpart to ensure that details of the case are thoroughly investigated taking account of the interests of the children and their natural parents. The two brothers were born in Norway of Czech parents and taken into care after suspicions of abuse were raised at their school. Access to them by their natural mother, Eva Michaláková, has been limited ahead of a decision on whether they should be adopted.