Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, June 23, 2022

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  • President Milos Zeman signed yesterday (June 22) into law an amendment dubbed “Lex Ukraine” tightening rules for providing support to Ukrainian refugees. The amendment on aid to refugees from the war-stricken Ukraine stipulates that the refugees who enjoy free accommodation, food and basic hygiene items will not receive the CZK 5,000-crown humanitarian aid.


  • The Prague City Hall has prepared special music, theatre as well as exhibitions and lectures on the occasion of the six-month Czech presidency of the Council of the European Union starting on July 1. The Prague streets will also see a “Eurotram” with a special posting design created by students.


  • Monika Landmanova, a member of the European Commission (EC) Vice-President Vera Jourova’s cabinet, will lead the EC Representation in the Czech Republic as of July. Landmanova will work as the official representative of the EC in the Czech Republic under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen.


  • The board of the Czech National Bank has raised the key interest rate by 1.25 percentage points to 7 per cent, the highest rate since 1999. This was the seventh consecutive increase in the base rate by more than 0.25 percentage points.


  • One death in the Czech Republic has a probable connection with the covid-19 vaccine, says the director of the registration section of the State Institute for Drug Control (SÚKL), Tomáš Borán.

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