Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, March 3, 2022

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  • In order to make the ongoing support for people fleeing from war-stricken Ukraine more effective, it may be necessary for the state to declare a state of emergency in the Czech Republic; Interior Minister Vít Rakušan tweeted on Wednesday.


  • Around 300 people have requested an exemption from the Czech law preventing citizens from serving in foreign armies in order to join the fighting currently going on in Ukraine.


  • The Financial Administration has stopped transferring money to the accounts of Sberbank, whose banking license has been revoked by the Czech National Bank. This concerns, for example, the payment of tax overpayments or compensation bonuses. For this reason, people should provide the Administration with a new bank connection.


  • Air traffic at Prague Airport will, once again, be redirected to the secondary 12/30 runway for three months. From 28 March to 1 July, scheduled maintenance and postponed repairs will be performed on the main 06/24 runway and connected areas. The airport webcam will also be moved to the side runway.


  • A group of public figures say that thanks to his support for Vladimir Putin, the Czech president, Miloš Zeman, became an accomplice to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and should stand down.

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