Morning News: Monday, March 13, 2023

  • Petr Pavel will visit Ukraine in April, the Czech News Agency reports. The recently inaugurated Czech president agreed on this during a phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday.


  • The Czech Republic is already negotiating with the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro regarding Czechia’s involvement in the post-war reconstruction of the city and surrounding region, Czechia also wants to be involved in the reconstruction of specific sectors where it has know-how and experience, such as energy, transport, infrastructure, healthcare, and demining.


  • The Czech Republic celebrated 24 years since joining NATO on Sunday. It officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, together with Poland and Hungary, on March 12, 1999.


  • New Czech President Petr Pavel will soon release a plan of specific goals for his first 100 days in office. He noted that he would not be comfortable with a “100-day defence” after assuming the post, but would rather be criticised for being too active at the start of this term.


  • Construction production in the Czech Republic returned to growth in January, rising by 5.4 percent year-on-year. The Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) reported on Monday.

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