Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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  • Seven out of ten Czechs are in favour of welcoming people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. However, the arrival of refugees is also raising fears among a significant part of society that social security is weakening and unemployment is rising, according to the results of a survey published last week by the STEM agency.

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  • The Czech Republic has granted 308,170 emergency visas to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, including 862 on Sunday, according to data released by the Interior Ministry. In the past weeks, the number of issued visas was decreasing.

 

  • Talks on the Czech-US Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) may start in the second half of May, Deputy Defence Minister Jan Havranek told journalists on Monday. Havranek said the Czech negotiating team would be led by him and it will comprise defence and foreign ministry officials.

 

  • A part of the rib of last Austrian Emperor and King of Bohemia Charles I. was placed in the Imperial Chapel of the Cathedral of St. Vitus at Prague Castle on Sunday. The ceremony was attended by the grandson of Charles I., Charles of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

 

  • Confidence in the Czech economy rose 3.4 points month-on-month to 100 points in April, having fallen a month earlier. April’s increase was mainly due to higher confidence among businesses, while consumers were more pessimistic than in March.

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