Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, May 19, 2022

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  • Germany will donate to Czechia 15 tanks Leopard 2A4 and both countries will launch discussions about a purchase of up to 50 first-rate tanks Leopard 2A7 in various modifications. The country may receive the donated vehicles this year.

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  • Czechia will be promoting accessible and sustainable sport venues during its forthcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union. The result should be a European subsidy program for building energy-saving sports venues or for reconstruction of the present venues.

 

  • The Czech government approved Swedish and Finnish requests for NATO membership as the militaries of both Scandinavian countries meet all acceptance criteria, PM Petr Fiala tweeted today and the decision is yet to be approved by both houses of the Czech parliament.

 

  • Inflation in the Czech Republic was the third highest in the whole of the European Union in March, at 13.2 percent year-on-year, according to data from Eurostat cited by the Czech News Agency on Wednesday.

 

  • The Czech government has approved a request to extend by 30 days a state of emergency imposed to help deal with a wave of Ukrainian refugees, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after a cabinet meeting.

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