Morning News: Monday, February 20, 2023

  • Some 94,400 refugees from Ukraine had jobs in Czechia at the end of January, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday, citing an official from the national labour authority.


  • Czechia plans to terminate long-term contracts with Russia on the free rental of land on which buildings owned by the Moscow government stand, Czech Television reported. A draft proposal to that end should be discussed by Czech ministers next week.


  • Imports of gas from Russia to Czechia fell to zero last month, the Czech minister of industry and trade, Jozef Síkela, said on Twitter. The state replaced Russian imports with liquefied natural gas from the Netherlands and Belgium.


  • Former football international Ladislav Vízek has questioned the wisdom of current national team player Jakub Jankto coming out publicly this week. The 27-year-old is the highest profile current player to have revealed their homosexuality.


  • Czech Post will raise tariff wages by an average of 5% beginning April 1. At the same time, postal employees will receive more valuable 100-crown meal vouchers without contributing more. The company will spend CZK 397.3 million on the wage increase and higher meal vouchers by December, company spokesman Matyáš Vitík said on Wednesday.

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