Main Czech news headlines: Monday, June 27, 2022

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  • Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala expects the two-day EU summit to agree on Ukraine’s candidacy as a sign of solidarity, even though the accession process will not be quick or easy. Fiala also said that the key to change in the integration of the Balkan countries into the European Union was to unblock the tension between North Macedonia and Bulgaria.

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  • Agriculture priorities for the Czech EU Presidency will include food security, reducing pesticide consumption, preventing deforestation and supporting forestry, Czech Agriculture Minister Zdeněk Nekula said. “If the EU does not help the countries of North Africa, food shortages, famine and another refugee crisis could be triggered.”

  • A new museum has been opened in Lány near Prague dedicated to Alice Masaryk, daughter of the first Czechoslovak President TG Masaryk, and the Czech Red Cross, which she headed. The museum contains some of Alice Masaryk’s original furniture and equipment from a counseling center for mothers with children that operated in her home for over 60 years.

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