Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, February 4, 2022

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  • Digitalization in education and support for research infrastructure will be the Education Ministry’s priority topics for the Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Czech Republic will hold the six-month EU presidency as of mid-2022.

  • A Prague court sentenced a juvenile boy and a girl to 60 hours of community work for defacing the historical Charles Bridge, and it will monitor the two for the probationary period of one year. The couple covered the incurred damage worth 95,000 crowns.

  • The Prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Poland have signed an interstate agreement to address the impact of mining activities at the Turów brown coal mine near the Czech border.

  • Compulsory wide-ranging coronavirus testing at work and in schools will end on February 18, Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on Wednesday. For schools, this effectively means that the last series of tests that pupils will take will be on February 14.


  • A new project aims to create a new 9,801-kilogramme bell for Prague – to commemorate thousands of Czech church and tower bells stolen and melted down by the Nazis in summer 1942. The project’s title is #9801.

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