Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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  • The Czech National Security Council (BRS) will meet on Wednesday to debate the situation in Ukraine and the Defence Ministry’s proposals of how to solve some issues regarding Russia’s decision to recognise the independence of the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine.


  • Czechia stands ready to rapidly deploy 600 troops where needed at NATO’s request, Seznam Zprávy news outlet reports after directing questions to the Czech Ministry of Defence about the resources it has at its disposal in light of the escalating situation in Ukraine.


  • Kunsthalle Praha, in a 1930s industrial building transformed by Schindler Seko, officially opened to the public. It will host a program of exhibitions focused on modern and contemporary Czech and international art, complemented by educational activities.


  • For the first time since its foundation at the end of the 19th century, the Great Synagogue in Pilsen has undergone a complete reconstruction. The first stage of the renovation took place at the end of the 1990s. The Jewish Community of Pilsen plans the reopening ceremony of the third-largest synagogue globally for April 10.


  • Brno City Council has approved a package of support for 21 non-profit organisations dedicated to crime prevention, totalling CZK 3.456 million. In addition, funds will go to other public entities operating in Brno, such as the police force.

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