Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic has sent an additional police unit to help guard the external border of the Schengen Area on the Hungarian-Serbian border, with a a 40-member contingent.


  • The Czech government will be approving a further easing of coronavirus restrictions this and next Wednesday, Interior Minister Vit Rakusan (STAN) told CTK after a meeting. However, in spite of the improvement in the pandemic situation, he called for cautiousness.


  • The average monthly pension will increase by eight hundred to a thousand crowns from June, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Marian Jurečka told Czech Television. The exact amount will be decided by the pace of inflation.


  • Next week, Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) will travel to Brussels for his first summit in office, a two-day meeting between the European Union and the African Union representatives.


  • A new project aims to create a new 9,801-kilogramme bell for Prague – to commemorate thousands of Czech church and tower bells stolen and melted down by the Nazis in summer 1942. The project’s title is #9801.
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