Morning News: Friday, August 26, 2022

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  • The Czech Interior Ministry will give out 200 million crowns to regions for running their assistance centres of aid to Ukrainian refugees that the regions have so far funded from their own budgets, the ministry has written on its website.


  • The Czech Republic and Ukraine plan an agreement on cooperation in education to harmonise their steps in instruction that is to be signed in the autumn. According to the original estimates, up to 130,000 pupils from Ukraine were expected to start attending schools in the Czech Republic in the new school year.


  • The Czech civil servants trade union ended the strike alert it had declared in support of its demand for a pay rise in early June, its leader Pavel Bednar told journalists today, following the Czech government decision to increase the relevant salaries. The frozen salaries will be raised by 10 percent as of September not only for people working in the public sector but also for civil servants.


  • At the upcoming Expo 2025 world exhibition in Osaka, Japan, Czechia is planning to present its accomplishments in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, information technologies and also computer gaming, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said on Thursday.


  • The Czech Ministry of Defence has signed a CZK 1.9 billion contract with Tatra Trucks for the purchase of 209 815-7 6×6 vehicles from the company. A further CZK 1.2 billion contract for 80 heavy off-road transportation vehicles is expected to be signed in the next few days.

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