Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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  • The new Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, will meet his counterpart Eduard Heger, President Zuzana Caputova and parliament chairman Boris Kollar during his visit to Slovakia on Tuesday. It is the first foreign trip since the elections.

  • Slovak-born Czech film director and scriptwriter Dusan Klein, a Holocaust survivor, died at 82 on Sunday. Klein made his mark by a series of films about “teenage poets.” Klein shot tens of detective stories and comedies such as Yes, My Dear Friends (1989), a satirical story made at the close of the Communist regime, and also televised series.

  • Defence Minister Jana Černochová told a press conference that her priorities for 2022 include recruiting more soldiers (around 2,000) and devoting greater attention to the education of future professional soldiers.

 

  • The Czech Republic said on Monday it would allow critical workers such as doctors and teachers to go to work after a positive COVID-19 test, the latest European country to ease restrictions to keep services running as cases surge.

     

  • Citizens from Finland, Latvia, and the Azores will be subject to stricter entry rules upon their arrival in the Czech Republic, as the latter’s authorities have placed these territories in the dark red category.

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