Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, July 4, 2022

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  • Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib announced that the city will reopen its center for Ukrainian refugees from July 11. Prague closed the centre in mid-June due to the large number of refugees in the city.


  • Jan Graubner, who has until now served as the Archbishop of Olomouc, was officially inaugurated as the Archbishop of Prague during a mass in the Cathedral of Saint Vitus on Saturday. Monseigneur Graubner replaces Cardinal Dominik Duka in the office, who led the Prague Archdiocese for 12 years.


  • Prime Minister Petr Fiala inaugurated the new Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Vladimír Baláš, on Friday, 1 July. The new minister was appointed to the post by President Miloš Zeman on Wednesday 29 June.


  • The state budget deficit at the end of June fell to CZK 183 billion from CZK 189.3 billion in May. The budget posted a deficit of CZK 265.1 billion at the end of June, the worst June result since the Czech Republic was founded, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.


  • Based on the increase in the consumer price index, the government decided to raise the metrics for minimum subsistence and living standards by an extraordinary 8.8%, effective from 1 July,  reflecting the actual increase in consumer prices.
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