Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, January 4, 2022

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  • The Czech Supreme Court (NS) has rejected the appeal of German tourist Benjamin Wittig who had been handed a one-year suspended sentence, a 100,000-crown fine and a five-year expulsion from Czechia for spray painting the Charles Bridge in 2019.

  • President Milos Zeman on Monday appointed Zdenek Nekula of the Christian Democrats as regular agriculture minister, finalising the government of the Together coalition (Civic Democrats/ODS, the KDU-CSL and TOP 09), the Pirates and Mayors and Independents (STAN).

  • Some 3,200 Czech police officers, firefighters, rescuers and soldiers have signed a petition against the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of some professional groups in Czechia.


  • The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (USTR) and the West Bohemian University (ZCU) have released the files which the then Soviet secret police NKVD kept on 1,000 of some 8,000 Czechoslovaks interned in gulags during WW2.


  • Czech manufacturing activity beat expectations in December, supported by a stronger upturn in production and new orders, the Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed on Monday. The headline PMI rose to 59.1 in December, the highest in four months, from 57.1 in November.
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