Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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  • Over 40,670 hectares of forests were planted in the Czech Republic last year, according to data released by Czech Statistics office on Tuesday. That is an increase by 7,000 hectares on the previous year and a record-high figure in the modern history of the country.


  • The Czech Republic has so far granted 360,370 temporary protection visas to Ukrainian refugees fleeing from the war since its start on February 24, the Interior Ministry tweeted today. Between 75 and 80 percent of the originally registered refugees still stay in the Czech Republic, Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said.


  • “The EU agreement on a partial ban on Russian oil imports is an excellent result for the whole EU and the Czech Republic that will be granted an 18-month exemption from the ban on trading in products made of Russian oil”, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala told reporters on Tuesday. The embargo will entail an exception without a time limit for the oil imported through oil pipelines, Fiala said.


  • The German fashion retailer Orsay is leaving the Czech and Slovak markets. Last week, Forbes magazine reported the news, citing anonymous sources familiar with the situation. The company is expected to sell its Czech stores by the end of June and the Slovak ones even a month earlier.


  • The upcoming Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will honour the late film historian and its long-time artistic director for Eva Zaoralová, her successor Karel Och said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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