Morning News: Wednesday, February 1, 2023

  • A memorial to victims of the Holocaust of the Roma and Sinti people in South Bohemia will cost almost CZK 100 million. The memorial is set to be built on the site of a World War II concentration camp for Roma and Sinti at Lety in the Písek area, which until recently housed a pig farm. The memorial should be opened in 2024.


  • The Czech and Slovak foreign ministers say the main task in helping Ukraine in the face of Russia’s invasion is now maintaining the unity of the West and persevering with the present level of support. Jan Lipavský and Rastislav Káčer were speaking after a meeting in the Slovak city of Pezinok on Tuesday.


  • The Czech Republic has been ranked 41st out of 180 countries in the 2022 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), released today by Transparency International (TI). The country scored 56 out of 100 points, two more than last year.


  • Icelandic singer and artist Björk returns to the Czech Republic with her multimedia work ‘Cornucopia’, with a show on 16 September 2023 at Prague’s O2 arena.


  • The number of prisoners in the Czech Republic and the length of time they spend behind bars are both too high, and there is a need for reform, said Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) today after visiting the Justice Ministry.

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