Morning News: Monday, December 19, 2022

  • Some 28 percent of Czech households can only afford basic foodstuffs, suggests a study by the company KRUK, which administers debt claims for financial institutions and corporate clients, cited by the Czech News Agency.


  • Pojistovna VZP’s monopoly on the provision of health insurance for foreigners in the Czech Republic remain in place now, despite a proposal from the Senate, as on Friday it was blocked in the Chamber of Deputies by the opposition ANO party, which pushed through the monopoly in the previous election term.


  • Slovak President Zuzana Caputova today dismissed the government of Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OLaNO), after the Slovak parliament passed a motion of no confidence on Thursday. Under the constitution, Heger’s cabinet will remain in office until a new government is appointed, but with limited powers.


  • The Austrian National Council yesterday unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the Czech Republic’s plans for the construction of small modular reactors (SMRs), announced Martin Litschauer, the anti-nuclear spokesman for the Austrian Green Party, quoted by the APA news agency.


  • Czech President Miloš Zeman says he would like to visit Serbia in January or February and would like to open a Czech House in Belgrade during the trip. The head of state, whose term ends in March, made the comment on CNN Prima News on Sunday.

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