Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, June 16, 2022

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  • The Czech Senate has called on the European Union states to grant EU candidate country status to Ukraine at the upcoming summit of EU leaders. According to Zelenskiy, the step would enhance the European community and reflect the European ideas and values. The EU summit is scheduled for June 22-23.

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  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky on Wednesday said he will visit Ukraine in July to show the Czech support to the war-afflicted country, meet his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba and discuss further possibilities of aid.

 

  • Prague Deputy Mayor Petr Hlubuček and businessman Michal Redl are among the 11 people accused of corruption and mismanagement of the Prague public transport company DPP. Mr. Redl also faces charges of illegal substance abuse.

 

  • According to preliminary figures from the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), the population of the Czech Republic grew by 3,200 to 10.52 million in the first quarter of the year. This increase was only due to the effect of foreign immigration (+10,800), as the natural population decreased by 7,600.

 

  • The well-known Czech illustrator and graphic designer Pavel Sukdolák has died at the age of 96, the Czech News Agency reported. Sukdolák was considered one of the main representatives of Czech post-war graphic design.

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