Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, May 30 2022

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  • A total of 358,048 special visas have been handed out to Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war on their country since it began in late February. Around 75 or 80 percent of the refugees who have registered with the local authorities have remained in the Czech Republic.


  • The Czech government plans to help citizens cope with fast-rising energy prices by offering them a discount of up to 20 percent, the minister of industry and trade, Jozef Síkela, told the newspaper Právo on Saturday. Mr. Síkela said that the details of the proposal still needed to be worked out.


  • A survey conducted by STEM Trends investigated attitudes among the Czech population towards the information released about the current war in Ukraine. The majority of respondents, nearly 80%, think that the spread of misinformation poses a threat to the nation.


  • On May 27, Delta Air Lines landed back at Prague Airport, restoring the only nonstop service between the Czech Republic and United States. Both the inbound and outbound flights operated at near capacity showing the demand for this route – Delta’s first in more than two years.


  • Tomáš Zima, the former rector of Charles University, has told daily Deník that he intends to run for the office of Czech President. The statement was made in an interview which is set to be published on Friday.

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