Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic needs to pay EUR 3.3 million (more than CZK 85 million) for mistakes that were committed in the country’s agricultural funding policy, citing a document published by the European Commission last week. The fee includes a CZK 1.1 million sanction for former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s conflict of interest.

  • The Czech Republic saw its population increase by 3,200 people to a total of 10.52 million during the first quarter of 2022 based on preliminary results published by the Czech Statistics Agency on Monday. The population growth was caused by immigration from abroad.

  • The Czech Republic will donate CZK 3.2 million to Ukraine for the country to purchase ballistic goggles for its police force, according to a memorandum signed by Interior Minister Vít Rakušan and Ukraine’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic Yevhen Perebiinis in Prague on Monday.

  • Household debt with banks in the Czech Republic declined month-on-month in April for the first time since January 2016, falling by CZK 19 billion. From a statistical point of view, the decline in loans to households in April 2022 was affected by the withdrawal of the license of Sberbank CZ.

  • Czech carmaker Škoda Auto will resume supplies of vehicles to Ukraine in June and deliver 80 cars which will be assembled at the plant of Škoda’s business partner Eurocar in Ukraine’s Solomonovo.

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