Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, March 18, 2022

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  • President Milos Zeman signed three bills aiding the employment and schooling of Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic on Thursday. The first law facilitates access to a residence permit. The second ensures that refugees can work in the country without work permits, as well as a 5,000 crown state subsidy. Under the third law, class sizes are increased and Ukrainian-speaking teachers are allowed to teach refugee children without Czech language skills until August.


  • Czech power company ČEZ has launched a tender process to select a builder for a new nuclear unit at Dukovany. ČEZ made the move after receiving consent from the Czech Ministry of Industry.


  • The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, says the country is at the very limit of the number of Ukrainian refugees it can absorb without major problems. Speaking on Thursday he said there were at present 270,000 refugees from Russia’s war on Ukraine in the country.


  • EU countries should take care of Russian soldiers who are not willing to fight anymore, said Prime Minister Petr Fiala who, after he visited Kyiv, presented several ideas on how the EU could further support Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion.

  • Starting today, easyJet, offers flights for its new route between Porto and Prague. With trips available from the 4th of May, the airline will operate 3 frequencies per week.

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