5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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  • Poland has been ordered to pay a daily penalty of €500,000 to the European Commission over its failure to respect a court ruling to halt operations at its Turow lignite mine, the EU’s top court said on Monday.
  • The US Molson Coors is probably going to sell Pivovary Staropramen. Four sources familiar with the situation independently confirmed to Hospodářské noviny that the brewery is to be for sale soon. As early as 2020, the global brewing group hired Bank of America to develop a plan to sell Staropramen by the end of 2020 or early 2021. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the deal was delayed.
  • The Czech Republic ranked fifth globally in the list of 47 countries most suitable for manufacturing. Within Europe, it is first. This is according to the Manufacturing Risk Index by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W).


  • The United States in November will re-open for air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the White House said on Monday, easing tough pandemic-related travel restrictions imposed beginning early last year.
  • A student armed with a hunting rifle opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding many others, investigators said. The gunman was wounded after resisting arrest, and was being treated in hospital.
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