Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, January 31, 2022

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  • Czech Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek will visit Slovakia on Monday and meet Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok and Martin Klus, state secretary at the Slovak Foreign Ministry. Bek will talk with Korcok and Klus about the cooperation of Czechia and Slovakia in the European Union.

  • The state budget deficit for 2022 should be below 280 billion crowns, Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura said in a debate on Czech Television on Sunday. The target is 100 billion crowns less than that envisioned by the former government of Andrej Babiš.

  • The Czech Republic, namely its strategic state institutions, media and critical information infrastructure, face an increased risk of cyber espionage and attacks related to the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NUKIB) warned today.

  • The Czech government is considering providing further aid to Ukraine after sending artillery ammunition. On Wednesday, the government decided to ship Ukraine 4,000 shells. Ukraine however has not yet requested the assistance of Czech personnel on its soil.


  • The share of renewable energy in the European Union’s total electricity consumption will increase to 37.5 percent in 2020 from 34 percent in 2019, the statistical office Eurostat said in a report. Austria reported the highest share of renewable energy in EU, while the Czech Republic was among the five countries with the lowest percentage.
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