Morning News: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 

 

  • The first ship carrying liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Czechia has arrived at the Dutch port of Eemshaven and is getting ready to lay anchor, ČEZ spokesman Roman Gazdík told the Czech News Agency on Monday. The ship arrived from the United States and carries 100 million cubic metres of gas,

 

  • The Council of Prague City Hall on Monday approved a plan to purchase up to 200 new trams and asked the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) to commission the relevant tender, website Zdopravy.cz reports.

 

  • The government plans to raise pensions by CZK 825 in January to an average monthly total of CZK 19,500, Czech Radio reported on Monday citing the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The increase should see the average pension be equivalent to 49.5 percent of the average wage in the country, the ministry states.

 

  • In a televised address yesterday, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala called on Czechs to use gas and electric power prudently to save their own money and help lower state expenditures, while also helping the Czech economy. He added that the state would set a positive example by economising on the use of energy.

 

  • A new opinion poll suggests that the populist ANO party of former prime minister Andrej Babiš is most popular among voters just a week ahead of municipal and senate elections. Conducted by the STEM agency for CNN Prime News, the poll which was published on Sunday found that Babiš’ enjoys 30% of voter confidence, followed by the anti-EU Freedom and Democracy Party (ID) with 14.3%.

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