Morning News: Friday, December 9, 2022

  • Around 30 percent of Czech households may fall into poverty next year as a result of the sharp increase in energy prices and rising housing costs. Despite caps approved by the government, housing costs could account for up to 34 percent of their monthly income


  • According to a new opinion poll, the attitudes of Czech citizens towards the issue of sexual assault are changing for the better in many respects. At least 40% of Czechs still considers the victims of sexual assault to be complicit in the attack, such as by dressing suggestively, flirting, being drunk, being in a deserted place, or not saying a clear “no”


  • Tax revenues will increase by 15 percent this year and 10 percent next year, basically copying inflation, Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura said at a conference of the Union of Towns and Municipalities on Thursday.


  • EU interior ministers approved Croatia’s entry into the Schengen area on Thursday. Travelers from the Czech Republic and other parts of the free movement zone will be able to reach Croatia without border controls at the beginning of next year.


  • Unemployment in the Czech Republic stagnated in November. 3.5 percent of people were unemployed, the same as in October and September. 257,187 people were looking for jobs through the employment offices. The number of vacancies on offer fell slightly to just under 292,000 compared to October.

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