5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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  • Interior Minister Jan Hamáček said on Monday that legal requirements have not yet been met to declare a nationwide state of emergency due to sharply rising numbers of Covid-19 cases.


  • Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has asked for a meeting of the Visegrad Four (V4; Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) group’s leaders over the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller told Polish TV Polsat today.


  • Energie CS will merge with Amper Market. Both belong to Jiří Písařík’s Bohemia Energy group, which ceased operations in mid-October. The merger of the two companies is in line with Bohemia Energy’s strategy to wind down its operations gradually, spokeswoman Hana Novotná said on Monday.


  • Protesters marched through the Czech capital of Prague on Monday to decry the government´s restrictions on unvaccinated people as new infections soared in the European Union nation.


  • The festive lighting of the Christmas tree on the Old Town Square, scheduled for 27 November, will NOT take place due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation.
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