Top Czech News Headlines: Monday, May 9, 2022

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  • Satisfaction with the performance of Czech President Miloš Zeman stands at 20 percent, suggests a poll conducted by Kantar CZ for Czech Television that was published on Sunday. This is the lowest figure since the polling agency began tracking such data.

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  • The 26th Prague Marathon was won on Sunday by Nobert Kigen of Kenya in the men’s category with a time of 2:07:54 and in the women’s category by Ethiopia’s Bekelech Borecha in a time of 2:22:56.

 

  • As of 1 May, Pilsen has banned the consumption of alcoholic beverages in several public spaces. The goal of the new decree is to increase the safety of citizens, and reduce vandalism as individuals who commit offences against property typically do so whilst under the influence of alcohol.

 

  • Almost 90% of Czechs support humanitarian help for Ukraine to defend against Russia and help refugees fleeing the conflict, according to an April survey conducted by the agency Focus. However, at the same time, 60% of respondents said that they see the level of support for Ukraine as too generous and believe that this will cost Czechs in the long term.

 

  • The City of Brno, together with the Brno Transport Company (DPMB) will deliver two trams and six trolleybuses to Ukraine. A part of the donation was symbolically accepted by the representative of the Kharkiv municipality, Alexey Yurievich Palant, on Komenského náměstí today.

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