Morning News: Monday, November 21, 2022

  • Police officers and soldiers, who have been conducting renewed checks on the Czech-Slovak border since September, intercepted almost 8800 illegal migrants, according to Leoš Tržil, head of the South Moravian police force. Most of the refugees claim they are from Syria.


  • Hospitals and medical centres in Czechia are struggling with a shortage of nurses. According to an analysis by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, the Czech health system currently lacks around 4,000 nurses.


  • Real wages in Czechia will fall by 8.3 % this year due to two-digit inflation. It will be the biggest drop among the Visegrad Four countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) and a steeper decline than the EU average, according to an analysis by the investment company Cyrrus.


  • Low-cost airline RyanAir is to resume flights between Brno and the Italian city of Bergamo, near Milan, for the first time since the route was cancelled at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.


  • Czech real wages fell almost 10% in the second quarter, according to the latest data, and some central bankers see diminishing risks of a wage-inflation spiral. The central bank has forecast nominal wages to rise 6.3% in 2022 and 7.7% in 2023, but to fall 9.4% and 1.2%, respectively in real terms.

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