Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, January 3, 2022

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  • Household expenditures are expected to rise steeply in 2022. The price of electricity will rise by 17 percent on average, the price of gas by 16 percent. According to economists inflation could reach 8 percent in February.

  • The compulsory twice-weekly testing of employees in firms and institutions will be covered by health insurance. The testing, which is to help curb the spread of Omicron, is to begin in mid-January.

  • 962,987 people visited the Prague Zoo last year, about 110,000 more than 2020. 1,037 cubs of 200 species of reptiles, birds and mammals hatched or were born in the Prague Zoo in the last twelve months.


  • According to Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS), the Czech Republic can’t get out of the so-called Green Deal, as President Miloš Zeman proposed in his Christmas message.


  • Czech diplomacy and politicians condemned today’s ruling of the Russian Supreme Court ordering the dissolution of the international NGO Memorial that uncovers the crimes committed under the Communist regime in Russia.

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