Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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  • Slovak President Zuzana Caputova posted on Twitter on Monday that she’s in favor of enlarging the European Union to include Ukraine. “Ukraine is Europe, and it should be in the European Union. I agree with the call by President Volodymyr Zelensky for the EU to take a decisive step towards Ukraine’s membership. It’s about time.”


  • Czech President Milos Zeman will meet PM Petr Fiala at the Lany presidential manor on Thursday to discuss not only the situation in Ukraine and Czech aid to the country, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek announced today.


  • Assistance centres for Ukrainian refugees are to be set up in all of the regions of the Czech Republic, the minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, said after a meeting of the Central Crisis Staff on Monday. The centres will deal with accommodation, logistics, humanitarian aid and transport.


  • The Czech police are to meet a request from their Slovak counterparts for help on the Slovak-Ukrainian border. Some 50 Czech officers will help register people crossing the border. The minister of the interior, Vít Rakušán, said they would set off on Tuesday.


  • Last year, Prague Airport reduced its CO2 emissions by 72 percent compared to 2009. At the same time, the Company secured, again, its carbon footprint management certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

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