Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, April 1, 2022

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  • About 2,500 Ukrainians have tested positive for COVID-19 in Czechia since February 25 when the refugee wave started, which is about 1 percent of all the positive cases that have been revealed in the country since then, the Institute of Healthcare Information and Statistics (UZIS) data show.


  • Czechia missed 24 EU directives or 36 pieces of legislation by the end of 2021 that should have been adopted but were not, due to the autumn general election, which places Czechia among the worst EU countries in this respect.


  • Czech Catholic priest, theologian and philosopher Tomas Halik and former diplomat and director of the Vaclav Havel Library Michael Zantovsky have proposed that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy this year.


  • The Czech Republic produces the best cars available on the British market, according to a study of car brands carried out by a UK automotive consumer advice site, The Car Expert. Czechia scored 76 percent on average in the rankings, ahead of Sweden and Germany.

  • The Czech economy grew by 3.3 percent year-on-year in 2021 and by 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the refined estimate by the Czech Statistics Office published on Thursday. It represents the best result since 2017, when GDP grew by 5.4 per cent year-on-year.

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