Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, April 29, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic has now granted special visas to almost 314,600 refugees from Ukraine. Most of the refugees, around 73, 400, remain in Prague.


  • The minimum gross decent wage for a full-time job in the Czech Republic that would cover the needs of an adult with a child, as well as leisure time and small savings, should be CZK 33,909. In Prague, it should be CZK 39,974 due to higher costs.


  • Transparency International (TI) has withdrawn its defamation lawsuit under which it asked former prime minister Andrej Babis for an apology for his recurrent comments that TI was corrupt. In the past, Babis called TI “an absolutely untrustworthy non-profit organisation” as well as “a corrupt NGO”.


  • In an interview with Seznam Zpravy, Health Minister Vlastimil Válek discussed future plans for the Covid-19 vaccination, predicting that vaccination against Covid-19 may become an annual occurrence.


  • Czech Senate chairman Milos Vystrcil and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky will attend the funeral of Madeleine Albright, the Czech-born former U.S. secretary of state, in the National Cathedral in Washington on April 27, the Senate and Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Lenka Do told CTK today.

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