Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, June 6, 2022

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  • Former PM Andrej Babiš currently has the highest support of all candidates in the race for the 2023 presidential elections, according to the outcome of a May poll conducted by the Median agency. Babiš received 28.5% support, followed by General Petr Pavel with 19.5% and trade union leader Josef Středula with 7.5%.

  • The Czech Republic, during its forthcoming EU presidency, will promote the acceptance of Ukraine for a candidate for EU entry, said Czech Senate deputy chairman Jiri Ruzicka. “We will explain to other EU states why the granting of the EU candidate status to Ukraine is also important in connection with the current Russian invasion”, Ruzicka said.

  • Czechs’ awareness of sustainable development goals (SDGs) increased from 52 percent last year to 62 percent now, according to a poll conducted by the Ipsos agency for Association of Social Responsibility. The SDGs include eradication of extreme poverty, fight against inequality and climate protection.

  • The presence of two new Omicron subvariants, designated BA.4 and BA.5, have been confirmed in the Czech Republic by the State Health Institute.

  • The Sudeten German Association has launched a new app Sudeten.net designed to help Sudeten Germans search for their ancestors, but also to re-establish old contacts and find people who still speak some of the old Sudeten German dialects.

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