Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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  • The Education Ministry said on Tuesday it will take into account the number of Ukrainian students accepted to schools when it calculates the money the schools would receive from it in April, and if the number of Ukrainian children further increases later, schools may apply for more funding.


  • Radio Ukraine on Tuesday started broadcasting in the Czech Republic in Ukrainian specifically for the refugees who have fled from war. It is part of the Media Bohemia group, to which Blanik, Fajn and regional Hitradios also belong, and can be listened to on the website or on a mobile app.


  • Prime Minister Petr Fiala says there are now around 300,000 Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic. Mr. Fiala made the comment during a session of the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday afternoon.


  • Some CZK 2.53 billion belonging to Czech municipalities is tied up in the now closed Sberbank, Seznam Zprávy reported on Tuesday, citing the Union of Towns and Municipalities. Over CZK 2.5 billion owned by the country’s regional authorities is also stuck in the Russian bank.

  • Last year, Škoda Auto increased its unconsolidated net profit by 48 percent to CZK 22.41 billion. Unconsolidated sales decreased by 0.4 percent to CZK 422.6 billion. The company announced the results at a press conference on Tuesday and its annual report.

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