Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, May 16, 2022

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  • There are currently around 200 000 refugees from Ukraine in the Czech Republic, said Czech Interior Minister Vít Rakušan. Although the authorities have issued over 340,000 visas, roughly 140,000 people are believed to have left the country mostly for Western Europe.

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  • State officials, WWII veterans and foreign diplomats attended a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Terezín ghetto on Sunday. Between 1940 and 1945, more than 150,000 people, most of them Jews, were interned in Terezín.

 

  • The Czech Republic would fully support the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský told reporters in Berlin where he is attending a two-day informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.

 

  • According to the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO), meat production in the Czech Republic fell in the first quarter by 1.5% year-on-year. The decline was seen mostly in beef, less so in poultry and pork. Meanwhile, milk production increased by 2.2% compared to 2019 data.

 

  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala will discuss bilateral affairs, the Ukrainian war and European affairs with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who will come to Prague on Tuesday.

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