Morning News: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

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  • The minister of industry and trade, Jozef Síkela, told an annual gathering of diplomats in Prague on Monday that Czechia aimed to be a leader in the post-war renewal of Ukraine. The minister said that Ukraine had prepared a document outlining the repair of critical infrastructure that will be required.


  • German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is due to make a one-day visit to Prague next Monday, August 29. It will be his first trip to the Czech capital since becoming Germany’s leader in December.


  • This year, the State Agricultural and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI) has revealed exceptionally high proportions of substandard ice cream and ice in drinks. In interim checks carried out until mid-August, 56 percent of ice cream samples and 75 percent of ice samples failed.


  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala starts his regular round of visits to the ministries to assess their work on Tuesday, beginning with the Transport Ministry headed by ODS deputy chairman Martin Kupka. A visit to the Education Ministry headed by Vladimr Balas will follow.


  • The first military helicopters being donated by the United States to the Czech army may arrive in the Czech Republic by the end of 2023. The helicopters are currently located in Hawaii, Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova told journalists on Friday.

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