Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, June 27, 2022

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  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala expects the EU two-day summit to agree on Ukraine’s candidacy as an expression of solidarity, though the accession process will be neither fast nor easy. Fiala also said the key to the shift in the integration of the Balkan countries in the European Union was unblocking the tension between North Macedonia and Bulgaria.


  • Agriculture priorities of Czechia’s EU presidency will include food security, reducing pesticide consumption, preventing deforestation and supporting forestry, Czech Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula said. “If the EU does not help countries in northern Africa, food shortages, famine, and another refugee crisis could be triggered.”


  • The Ministry of Health announced the approval of the National Cancer Plan 2030 by the government. The plan defines the future of cancer treatment in Czech hospitals. The project will use CZK 15 billion from the European Union through the National Recovery Plan (NRP).


  • A new museum has been opened in Lány near Prague dedicated to Alice Masaryk, daughter of first Czechoslovak president T.G. Masaryk, and the Czech Red Cross, which she headed. The museum contains some of Alice Masaryk’s original furniture and equipment from an advice centre for mothers with children that operated at her home for over 60 years.


  • The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitová has won the tennis tournament in the UK’s Eastbourne for her first title in 15 months. The 32-year-old beat Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-2 in Saturday’s final.

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