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- All the 14 regions of the Czech Republic expressed their support to former PM Andrej Babis who is to seek re-election as the party leader at Saturday’s nationwide congress. Former industry, trade and transport minister Karel Havlicek and ex-finance minister Alena Schillerova were nominated as first deputy heads.
Bavarian Minister-President Markus Soder wants to keep improving the relations with the Czech Republic, he wrote in a letter addressed to Czech PM Petr Fiala. Soder supports regular intergovernmental consultations, too. Furthermore, he suggested several projects enhancing bilateral cooperation in transport, modern technologies and education.
Czech speed-skater Martina Sáblíková won the bronze in the women’s 5000m meter race in Beijing on Thursday, finishing behind Irene Schouten from The Netherlands who took the gold and Canada’s Isabelle Weidemann who finished second.
Last year, Budějovický Budvar brewed a record 1.8 million hectolitres, a 4.6 percent increase over the previous year. Beer sales surpassed CZK 3 billion for the first time, amounting to CZK 3.17 billion.
- Some 11.4 million tourists stayed in accommodation facilities in the Czech Republic in 2021, which represents a year-on-year increase by 5.2 percent.