Morning News: Monday, October 17, 2022

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  • Checks on the border between Czechia and Slovakia will probably continue even after the previously specified deadline of October 28, Interior Minister Vít Rakušan said on Czech TV on Sunday. Mr. Rakušan said that the government could choose to extend border checks for another month, i.e. until November 28


  • Popular theatre and film actor Josef Somr died on Sunday at the age of 88. Over the course of his career, Somr portrayed more than 170 characters in films, with his most famous role probably being the train dispatcher Hubička in Jiří Menzel’s Oscar-winning 1966 film Closely Watched Trains.

  • Over the past seven days, 3,574 Ukrainian refugees received temporary protection visas in Czechia, 719 less than the previous week. Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Czech state has granted a total of 446,811 temporary visas.


  • Spirits distilled from fruits, such as the famous Czech product slivovice (sometimes anglicised as slivovitz), are expected to increase in price by 15 to 20 percent after the new year, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday.


  • About 350,500 Czechs, mainly university students, had taken part in international exchange stays and projects within the Erasmus+ program as of 2021, and their number is likely to increase in the coming years, said Michal Uhl, head of the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS) yesterday.

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