Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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  • The salaries of senior politicians, judges, and public prosecutors may remain the same as last year under the proposed freezing of their base pay. Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurecka has asked the government to deal with the proposal at its next meeting.

  • The Prague Municipal Court on Tuesday sentenced Czech national Martin Sukup in absentia to 21 years in prison for his role in a terrorist attack and participation in a terrorist group for having actively joined the fights on the side of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

  • The Czech government is considering cutting the period people must isolate over Covid-19 to five days. At present those who test positive for Covid, including those who are asymptomatic, must stay home for two weeks.


  • There were 205 rail deaths in the Czech Republic in 2021, which was the lowest figure in 19 years. The number includes people who died on the national train network, Prague’s Metro, cable car systems and trolleybus and tram lines.


  • A new Czech law relaxes rules surrounding the prescription of medical cannabis. Doctors will now only prescribe medical marijuana to their patients electronically and a higher dose of THC will also be allowed in technical cannabis.

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