Morning News: Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Pensioners in Czechia will see a further rise in their pensions this summer, Labour Minister Marian Jurečka has told the Czech News Agency, adding that the extraordinary increase will most likely occur in June. Further details, including the exact sum, are expected to be released next week.


  • The Czech state intends to conduct a general inventory of publicly-owned real estate, in order to reveal properties that are not needed and which could be given to local or regional authorities, Finance Minister Zbynek Stanjura (ODS) told journalists yesterday More than 500 state bodies currently owned roughly 1.5 million immovable assets between them.


  • If the Czech crown remains as strong as it currently is against the euro, exporters could lose around CZK 210 billion in revenue when compared to last year. He added that this would also mean hitting red numbers for many of the concerned parties. On Thursday when trading closed, the Czech crown was valued at a rate of 23.69 CZK/EUR, the best exchange rate since July 2008. Czech exports exceeded CZK 4.47 trillion last year.


  • Girl band Vesna, which is set to represent Czechia at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, will debut with a semifinal performance in Liverpool on May 9, Filip Platoš from the Czech delegation to Eurovision has told the Czech News Agency. The group will be performing their song My Sister’s Crown (Koruna mojí sestry).


  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Czech Olympic Committee and the National Sports Agency have all agreed that Czechia will not boycott next year’s Summer Olympic Games in Paris if Russian and Belurusian athletes end up taking part in the event, the Czech News Agency reported on Friday.

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