Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, February 18, 2022

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  • The Chamber of Deputies will vote on the government’s Pandemic Law on Friday afternoon. MPs decided to delay a vote in the early hours of Thursday following a motion from the governing coalition.


  • The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, promised help in the preparations for the Czech EU presidency, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after their meeting at the summit of European and African countries.


  • Czech passenger car production fell by 11.4% year-on-year to 92,657 vehicles in January, posting its lowest result for that month since 2010 as the chip shortage continued to weigh, the Czech Automotive Industry Association (AutoSAP) said on its website on Thursday.


  • On 16 February, the City of Prague presented a new project that aims to teach primary school pupils how to reduce food waste. Titled ‘Smart Food’, the program is the first of its kind not only in Czechia but in the European Union.


  • The CEO of Czech Railways (ČD), Mr. Ivan Bednárik, has announced he will resign on February 28. He would not comment on his resignation, except to say that the reasons were between him and the board, and that he disagreed with savings planned by the Czech government which would have a direct impact on ČD.

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