Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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  • The number of single-person households in Czechia rose from some 24 percent to 30 in the past 15 years, while the number of complete families made up of partners with or without children fell. However, the number of households with children started rising again in 2017, statistical data show.


  • The United States Army has bought the ReTwis 5 (Retia Through-Wall Imaging System) small portable radars, also known as POLR-1, from the Czech firm Retia. ReTwis 5, which is a radar detecting living entities behind a wall or a non-metallic barrier, has already been used by the armed and security forces in the United States.


  • The Czech Republic wants to coordinate the gathering of evidence of war crimes in Ukraine that is to serve for a possible criminal complaint, in parallel with other countries, Justice Minister Pavel Blazek told journalists.


  • Qatari Emir Tamím bin Hamad Ál Thání will visit the Czech Republic at the turn of September to October this year, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Monday after meeting with President Zeman.


  • Czechs are more willing to spend on premium healthcare, according to the data by the European Statistics Office, Eurostat.

    Last year, premium healthcare expenses accounted for 2.8 percent of overall household spending, which is still considerably less than in Western countries.

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