Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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  • Prague has reopened its centre for Ukrainian refugees in Vysočany as of Monday morning, the Czech News Agency reports. The centre was closed in mid-June due to the overburdening of the capital’s resources, while the decision to reopen was taken only a couple of weeks later at the end of June.


  • Germany and the Czech Republic have signed a joint declaration, pledging to overcome Russian fossil fuel dependency and to accelerate the transition to low carbon energy as falling Russian gas imports threaten security of supply across Europe.


  • Several Czech ministers said they were saddened by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s decision to recall his Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Yevhen Perebyinis, saying he should have kept his post for longer because of the war in Ukraine. Zelenskyy recalled his ambassadors to Hungary, Norway, India and Germany.


  • Warner Bros Discovery announced this week that it would halt all local original productions for HBO Max in several European countries, including the Czech Republic. The move is part of global restructuring and cost-cutting scheme a few months after completing the WarnerMedia and Discovery merger.


  • PM Petr Fiala expressed himself in favour of the Czech Republic adopting an energy sector tax, that would be mainly aimed at energy companies, saying that “it would be an expression of solidarity at a time when many people are facing extremely high energy prices.”

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