Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, January 13, 2022

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  • Inflation in the Czech Republic accelerated in December to reach 6.6 percent year-on-year. The figure for the previous month was 6.0 percent. The last time the country experienced such rapid inflation was in September 2008.

  • Seznam.cz has the largest audience reach of any media organisation in the Czech Republic, followed by the company that owns the Prima TV group, and by the firm that operates the TV station Nova.

  • The growth of the Czech economy should speed up next year, rising from this year’s 2.5 percent to 3.9 percent in 2022, based on the latest regular Finance Ministry survey. However, inflation is also expected to grow from this year’s expected 3.8 percent to 5.5 percent.

 

  • The new prime minister Petr Fiala said that the proposed EU ban on new vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2035 is unacceptable and the Czech Republic would seek allies in Europe to change it.

     

  • More than 50 percent of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic are the Omicron variant, and in many larger cities, the proportion is near 80 percent.
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