Morning News: Friday, October 14, 2022

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  • Czechia is for the EU to introduce a system of regular and predictable financial support for Ukraine faced with Russian invasion, Czech Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek said today, adding that Ukraine cannot do without support and more order needs to be brought into its financing.


  • Fifteen NATO states, including Czechia and Slovakia, have signed a declaration about their intended joint purchase of anti-aircraft defence systems, Reuters news agency has quoted German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht as saying today. This is a project of the joint anti-rocket defence of which German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke in Prague in August.

  • The EU member countries do not intend to unify social support for refugees and some will keep providing special aid, while others open their regular welfare system to them, Czech Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurecka said after the EU labour ministers’ meeting in Prague today.


  • State and local government spending on the Ukrainian refugee crisis amounted to CZK 16.9 billion at the end of September, the Ministry of Finance announced on Twitter on Thursday. According to Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura, the costs for the whole year are likely to be lower than the initially estimated CZK 25 billion.


  • Sales of new hybrid vehicles in Czechia increased by 20.5 percent year-on-year to nearly 20,390 in the first three quarters of 2022, according to data released by the Car Importers Association on Thursday.

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