Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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  • One of the new government’s stated priorities is digitalization. Prime Minister Petr Fiala has announced the intention to bring “ID cards and driving licence to mobile phones”.

  • The Czech Foreign Ministry is not preparing the withdrawal of employees or at least their family members from the embassy in Ukraine for the time being. A working group dealing with the developments in Ukraine meets at the ministry daily to assess the situation.

  • Confidence in the Czech economy increased in January for the first time in six months, according to new data from the Czech Statistics Office released on Monday.

  • President Miloš Zeman on Monday signed an amendment that will freeze the salaries of all constitutional officials at last year’s level for this year. He also signed an amendment on state social support to increase housing allowances due to the sharp rise in energy prices.


  • The number of working seniors has been increasing in the long term, although the pandemic has slightly reduced their activities. Indeed, between 2010 and 2020, the number of employed people aged 60 and over rose from 260,300 to 458,800.
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