Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, December 16, 2021

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  • The Czech Republic has officially called on Belarus to end repression, release all political prisoners and initiate dialogue with its citizens, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed via its website.


  • At an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday, members of the ANO movement wanted to discuss amendments to the current energy crisis. They tried to address, among other things, the across-the-board reduction of VAT on electricity and gas to zero for the whole next year.


  • The Czech and Slovak police are prosecuting several dozen persons and firms on suspicion of extensive VAT frauds committed in both countries. The gang has deprived both states of more than 6.5 million euros in the past three years at least.


  • Říčany currently ranks as the city with the best quality of life in the Czech Republic, according to Deloitte, which uses data from users to evaluate various aspects of life in Czech cities. The project is called “Obce v date”.


  • Czechs and Hungarians rank among the world’s hardest-working nations when it comes to learning a new language, according to Duolingo’s 2021 report.
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