Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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  •  Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Monday he expected to see some continuity at the Czech National Bank with the next nominations to the board due to be filled by the end of June and markets stirred with prospects of an end to sharp interest rate hikes.


  • Certificates, commemorative decrees and badges for taking part in the so-called “Third Resistance” against Communism were handed over by Defence Minister Jana Černochová to 39 individuals on Monday. Among the recipients were the former Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Petr Pithart and dissident Karel Havelka.



  • According to the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), meat production in the Czech Republic fell in the first quarter by 1.5% year-on-year. The decline was seen mostly in beef, less so in poultry and pork. Meanwhile, milk production increased by 2.2% compared to 2019 data.


  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala will discuss bilateral affairs, the Ukrainian war and European affairs with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who will come to Prague on Tuesday.

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