Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, January 14, 2022

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  • The new Czech centre-right government of Prime Minister Petr Fiala won a confidence vote in the lower house of parliament on Thursday.

  • The Czech Republic’s population has reached 10.52 million, an increase of around 90,000, on the previous census, carried out ten years ago.

  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala and European Council President Charles Michel talked about the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU that will begin in July. Michal mentioned among European priorities freedoms and democratic values, energy and climate policy, digital transformation.


  •  The South Moravian Regional Assembly approved a CZK 14 million subsidy package to increase cyclist safety and expand the network of cycling routes in South Moravia. As well as increasing the opportunities for cycling in the region, the plan is designed to further stimulate tourism.


  • New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland’s open-pit coal mine Turów. Talks between the two countries in the dispute faltered last year.

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