Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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  • An 1890s merry-go-round at Prague’s Letná has been reopened after a 16-year renovation job. The carousel, which is administered by the nearby National Technical Museum, is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.


  • Unemployment in Czechia fell by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.1 percent, in June, according to official data published on Tuesday. Unemployment in June last year was at 3.7 percent.


  • Czechs purchased 2.2 billion CZK worth of cryptocurrencies in the first half of this year, 37% less than in the same period last year. In June, the volume of trades was around CZK 300 million, but this is up by almost half year-on-year.


  • A former pig farm in Lety, situated on the site of a former wartime Roma internment camp, will soon be pulled down to give way to a memorial to the Roma and Sinti Holocaust in Bohemia. The museum is in charge of building the memorial. The costs should not exceed 110 million crowns.


  • 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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