Morning News: Friday, November 4, 2022

  • Czechia continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the whole of the European Union, according to newly released data by the European statistics agency Eurostat. Unemployment rate dropped to 2.2 percent in September, compared to 2.4 percent in August.


  • The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Czech lower house described the current Russian regime as terrorist. In a resolution passed on Thursday, the committee condemned the large-scale attacks on Ukrainian civilians and key infrastructure and refused to recognise the referendums on annexation of the four Ukrainian regions to Russia.


  • President Miloš Zeman vetoed an amendment to this year’s budget on Thursday, arguing that the revenues are lower than they could have been had an amendment to the Income Tax Act been adopted first.


  • The Czech Republic will from now on present itself as “Czechia” for the purposes of international sports, according to a decision by the executive committee of the Czech Olympic Committee (COV) yesterday.


  • Czechia plans to close its embassy in Mali and its consulate general in China’s Chengdu, the Foreign Ministry’s state secretary Radek Rubeš said at a meeting of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee on Thursday.

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