Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, June 30, 2022

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  • General Petr Pavel has confirmed that he will run in the 2023 presidential election due to be held in January.  Pavel, who served as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 2015 to 2018, is considered a hot contestant for the top post.


  • After almost four months, a state of emergency called by the Czech government to help deal with a wave of refugees from Ukraine will cease at the end of June.


  • The General Health Insurance Fund (VZP) estimates the cost of treating Ukrainian refugees at CZK 3.9 billion by the end of the year. However, most refugees have only registered in the VZP system so far.


  • The Czech brewer Budvar increased its net profit by some 10% for the second straight year as it saw record output and exports despite the coronavirus pandemic. Its net profit reached 337 million Czech crowns in 2021, up from 305 million the previous year.


  • The Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitová has won the tennis tournament in the UK’s Eastbourne for her first title in 15 months. The 32-year-old beat Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-2 in Saturday’s final.

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