Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, April 15, 2022

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  • The British man whose backpack caught fire at Prague’s Václav Havel Airport on Tuesday, has been found guilty of illegal possession of weapons. A spokesman for the city prosecutor’s office, Aleš Cimbala, said the man had part of a military grenade in his luggage.

 

  • The Billie Jean King Cup, formerly known as the Fed Cup, will get underway at Prague’s Štvanice on Friday with Czech Markéta Vondroušová playing Harriet Dart in the qualifying tie against Great Britain.

 

  • Two new dates will be added to the Czech Republic’s list of official “significant days”. May 27th, the day of the assassination of the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich, Day of National Resistance and June 25th, the anniversary of the signing of the protocol on the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Czechoslovakia in 1991.

 

  • Presidential elections will be held in the Czech Republic in January 2023 at the latest. According to election modelling by Median agency, former general Petr Pavel has the highest potential of being elected, followed closely by Andrej Babiš.

 

  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MPSV) is launching a mobile phone app named “Smart Migration”. The app allows foreign residents to easily find answers in Ukrainian, English and Russian to common situations they need to deal with after arriving in the Czech Republic, including employment, healthcare, and education.

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