5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 


  • The Czech Health Ministry has changed the conditions for administering Covid-19 booster shots, shortening the interval from eight to six months after primary inoculation, effective immediately.

  • Prague 1 is working on a draft text that would significantly restrict alcohol consumption in public spaces, banning it from 10 pm to 6 am every night. Local councilors are also examining the possibility of introducing a ban on staying in public spaces with an open bottle/container of any type of alcohol beverage.

  • Health problems were preventing Czech President Milos Zeman from carrying out his duties, an official said Monday. The Senate representatives will meet the leaders of the parties elected to the lower house on Tuesday to discuss the temporary transfer of presidential powers.


  • Hungary should strengthen ties with the European Union, put its economy on a path to adopting the euro currency and join the European Public Prosecutor’s Office to root out corruption, the opposition’s joint prime ministerial candidate told Reuters. Peter Marki-Zay, will challenge Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an election next year after winning an opposition primary on Sunday.

  • Russia is suspending its diplomatic mission to Nato, according to Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. In addition, staff at Nato’s office in Moscow will be stripped of their accreditation by November. It comes after Nato expelled eight diplomats from Russia’s mission earlier this month, saying they were working as intelligence officers.

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