Milan Štěch: faced with the many current challenges, our values are the pillars of democracy

"We live in a world where we face many challenges, especially the fight against international terrorism," said Milan Štech, President of the Czech Senate, today in his welcoming address to the members of the Standing Committee meeting in Prague.

"In this context, our values are more than ever the pillars of democracy. Defending and promoting democracy is fundamental to the Czech Republic, in view of its history. These values will be at the heart of its work over the next six months of its chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers," concluded Mr Stech.