Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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  • Further supplies of arms and ammunition to Ukraine will lead to an extension of the conflict, junior opposition Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) MP Jaroslav Basta told media today, adding that as regards the fightings in Ukraine, the SPD prefers a peace solution via diplomatic negotiations. The Czech cabinet, on its part, considers it important for Prague to continue providing political, military as well as humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

  • Mainly marijuana, but also LSD and magic mushrooms are used excessively in the Czech Republic, which has the highest share of methamphetamine risk users in the EU (4.8 per 1,000 people). The information was published by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

  • Prague Mayor Zdenek Hrib will insist on the creation of the system for the relocation of refugees to other regions with vacant capacities at his Friday talks with PM Petr Fiala. There is still a possibility to motivate refugees to move to other regions by lowering their financial support in overloaded regions, Hrib added.

  • The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has released a list of the 35 works in progress that are set to feature in the Eastern Promises presentation at this year’s edition. It will include several uncompleted works by Ukrainian directors as part of cooperation with the Odessa International Film Festival.

  • The well-known Czech illustrator and graphic designer Pavel Sukdolák has died at the age of 96, the Czech News Agency reported. Sukdolák was considered one of the main representatives of Czech post-war graphic design.

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