5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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  • Czech President Milos Zeman will appoint centre-right opposition leader Petr Fiala as the new prime minister on Nov. 26 following last month’s election, Fiala said after meeting the president on Wednesday.


  • From Monday, only vaccinated people or those recently recovered from Covid-19 will be allowed in restaurants, cultural events, and other public spaces. The new measures are based on the so-called Bavarian model, and follow a record number of confirmed cases on Tuesday of 22,479.


  • A group of people dressed in Polish Army uniforms near the Polish-Belarusian border attacked a group of three photo reporters on Tuesday, the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza reports. One of the three was Czech photographer Martin Divíšek, according to the paper.


  • The largest domestic manufacturer of 3D printers, Prusa Research, has bought an 80 percent stake in the Czech company Trilab, which develops and manufactures 3D printers for companies. The companies stated this in a press release.


  • The spokeswoman for the Czech Environment Ministry, Petra Roubíčková announced on Tuesday that another Polish draft agreement regarding the lignite mine in Turów was not accepted and the proposal should be discussed with the parties forming the new Czech government.
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