Morning News: Friday, March 24, 2023

  • Czechia’s postal service will abolish 2,269 positions from July, some of which are currently vacant, the company’s spokesman Matyáš Vitík announced on Thursday. Czech Post has not yet identified the specific workers affected by the planned lay-offs.


  • The Czech Republic’s foreign debt fell year-on-year by CZK 65 billion to CZK 4,454 trillion in 2022, according to preliminary data released by the Czech National Bank on Thursday.


  • The Czech government approved a change to legislation on Wednesday that will prevent Russians and Belarusians who also possess another citizenship from receiving Czech visas, the press office of the Office of Government informs. The validity of this order is being extended until March of next year.


  • Within a few weeks, Czech citizens will be able to use digital prescriptions issued by their doctor when visiting a pharmacy in another EU country, such as Croatia, Poland or Spain, the head of the State Institute for Drug Control, Irena Storová, said at a press conference on Thursday.


  • The Czech government yesterday extended the validity of the rules for emergency accommodation of war refugees by one year, until 31 March 2024. The temporary protection of refugees will remain in force in the Czech Republic and other EU states at least until then.

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