Czech, German presidents exchange state decorations

German President Joachim Gauck has arrived in Prague for a three-day official visit, his second trip to the Czech Republic since his inauguration in 2012. The German head of state met with Czech President Miloš Zeman on Monday morning; the officials exchanged their countries’ highest state decorations. Mr Zeman told his guest the Czech Republic should no longer act as the EU's troublemaker. Mr Gauck is also scheduled to meet Czech Prime Minister Boshulav Sobotka during his visit that includes trips to the former Nazi concentration camp in Terezín and to the carmaker Škoda Auto, part of the German concern Volkswagen.

Author: Jan Richter