Morning News: Friday, November 25, 2022

  • The Czech upper house of parliament approved a windfall tax for energy firms and banks, backing a measure aimed at raising state revenue to pay for aid to households and firms hit by soaring electricity prices, the CTK news agency reported on Thursday.


  • Czech drivers may soon be receiving support through the EU Social Climate Fund for buying eco-friendly cars, said Deputy Prime Minister Marian Jurecka (KDU-CSL), speaking to CTK today. The number of cars in the country increased by more than 100,000 in 2022.


  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský has made a strong appeal to the new Iranian ambassador to Prague, Seyed Majid Ghafeleh Bashi, for his country to cease the violent repression of protests that are taking place there.


  • The Czech minister of the interior, Vít Rakušan, says that the country’s presidency of the EU wants to treat migration as an issue facing all of the bloc’s states. Mr. Rakušan made the comment in Prague on Thursday during a meeting with counterparts from Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. He said the states could offer a regional view of the crisis of refugees entering Europe.


  • The Czech police recorded 15,409 cybercrimes this year in the period from January to the end of October, a significant increase from previous years.

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