Morning News: Monday, November 28, 2022

  • According to a survey conducted by ČSOB Index, 21 percent of companies and entrepreneurs in Czechia are planning to hire more employees in 2023. Meanwhile, 6 percent are looking to downsize, with the remaining 73 percent of respondents stating that they are not planning any changes.

 

  • The American streaming platform Netflix is planning to film a documentary about Czech businessman Radovan Krejčíř, who is currently serving time in a South African prison, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday citing the site News 365.

 

  • A basic legislation proposal for introducing a regulated cannabis market in Czechia should be finished by the end of March, the country’s National Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil said on Friday after a meeting of experts.

 

  • The Czech Interior Ministry announced yesterday that nine candidates had been approved to run for president. The registered candidates are former PM Andrej Babis (ANO), far-right MP Jaroslav Basta (SPD), senators Pavel Fischer and Marek Hilser, former Mendel University rector Danuse Nerudova, former General Petr Pavel, Denisa Rohanova, who heads an association defending debtors’ rights, trade union leader Josef Stredula, and former Charles University rector Tomas Zima.

 

  • Senior opposition ANO leader and presidential candidate Andrej Babis will not attend any of the presidential candidate debates until the end of this year, and has not yet decided his strategy for January with his team, he told CTK today. Babis added that he would continue attending debates with the citizens.

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