Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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  • The Czech Constitutional Court rejected the appeal of German tourist Benjamin Wittig who got a one-year suspended sentence, a 100,000-crown fine and a five-year expulsion from Czechia for spray painting the 14th-century Charles Bridge in Prague in 2019, the court database writes today.


  • Same-sex people will be able to conclude marriage as of next year under the amendment to the Civil Code the Czech Chamber of Deputies received today. The legislation was signed by one deputy from five deputy groups. Under the amendment, same-sex people are to have the same rights in marriage as man and woman. As a result, registered partnership homosexuals may conclude now would virtually vanish.


  • The Prague Metropolitan Court will start dealing with the supposed subsidy fraud in the Capi hnizdo (Stork Nest) affair in which former prime minister Andrej Babis and his aide Jana Nagyova are prosecuted on September 12. Judge Jiri Sott dismissed the request for a preliminary hearing, servers and SeznamZpravy wrote.


  • The Opposition ANO of former prime minister Andrej Babis would win general election in Czechia in May with 28.5 percent of the vote, followed by the Civic Democrats (ODS) with 16.5 percent and Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) with 11.5 percent, according to the Median election model released today.


  • Booster vaccines against Covid-19 will be covered by health insurance for everyone at least during the period of this autumn, Health Minister Vlastimil Válek told the Czech News Agency on Tuesday.

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