5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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  • Candidate for the minister of European affairs Mikulas Bek was received by President Milos Zeman at the Lany manor on Tuesday, to discuss issues related to the Czech EU presidency starting in mid-2022, Bek has told reporters.

 

  • Prime Minister-designate Petr Fiala has convened the first informal government meeting of the government slated to come to power in mid-December. Fiala’s cabinet is to comprise the election-winning Together alliance of the ODS, Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) and TOP 09 and of the Pirates/STAN tandem.

     

  • The Prague City Hall announced on Tuesday to cancel all festivities on New Year’s Eve, including the fireworks and projection mapping, due to rising Covid-19 infection numbers. This is the second year in a row that all New Year’s celebrations are cancelled at the municipality.

 

  • The new government program aims to strengthen the protection of the landscape and biodiversity in the Czech Republic, as both an environmental and a political issue. It also envisions the Czech Republic becoming an active and proactive player in the negotiation of the European Green Deal.

     

  • Adam Vojtěch wrote on Twitter yesterday evening to announce that, from December 13th, children over the age of five can begin registering for the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is expected that vaccines for the children will only begin arriving on December 21st.

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