Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, February 24, 2022

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  • Leading members of the Czech government have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which occurred on Thursday night. Prime Minister Petr Fiala called it an “unjustified act of aggression” and said that it must be met by a hard reaction from the EU and NATO. Meanwhile, Defence Minister Jana Černochová said that Russia had broken international law.


  • Czech Health Minister Vlastimil Válek announced after Wednesday’s government meeting that limitations on maximum attendance at mass events will cease from March 1. People will newly also have the right to one free PCR test per month.


  • The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will have a pro-inflationary effect, especially regarding prices of gas and oil, Czech National Bank Governor Jiří Rusnok told Czech Radio on Wednesday.


  • Ukrainian citizens with a short-term visa in the Czech Republic could be able to acquire long-term visas without the need to first return to the Ukraine, the Chamber of Commerce has suggested to Prime Minister Petr Fiala.


  • Brno City Council has approved a package of support for 21 non-profit organisations dedicated to crime prevention, totalling CZK 3.456 million. In addition, funds will go to other public entities operating in Brno, such as the police force.

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