Top Czech News Headlines: Friday, June 3, 2022

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  • On a visit to Stockholm on Thursday the Czech foreign minister, Jan Lipavský, said the Czech Republic fully supported Sweden and Finland in their plans to join NATO.

  • Joint meetings of the Czech and Polish governments are set to take place in Prague on Friday next week, the Prague government announced. The main items on the agenda will be Russian aggression toward Ukraine, energy security and preparations for the Czech presidency of the European Union in the second half of this year.

  • According to Eurostat, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the European Union was 6.2 percent in April, the same as in March. The Czech Republic continues to have the lowest unemployment rate, although it rose by a tenth of a percentage point to 2.4 percent.

  • The German fashion retailer Orsay is leaving the Czech and Slovak markets. Last week, Forbes magazine reported the news, citing anonymous sources familiar with the situation. The company is expected to sell its Czech stores by the end of June and the Slovak ones even a month earlier.

  • Bayer Leverkusen signed promising Czech striker Adam Hlozek from Sparta Prague on Thursday to form a potentially exciting partnership with compatriot Patrik Schick. The Bundesliga club said the 19-year-old Hlozek, who was reportedly also a target for Borussia Dortmund, had signed a contract through June 2017.

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