Morning News: Monday, October 3, 2022

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  • The Czech economy grew by 3.7 percent in the second quarter of this year, according to revised Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) data. The economy’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.5 percent in the previous quarter.


  • An estimated half million senior citizens in Czechia are living on the verge of poverty, Czech Television reported on Sunday. There are over two million people of pension age in the country, with most living on old-age pensions alone and concerned about high inflation.


  • Czechia’s Miloš Zeman and eight other presidents from Central and Eastern Europe have issued a joint declaration rejecting Russia’s annexation of territory in Ukraine and calling on NATO members to substantially increase military aid to Ukraine.


  • The Czech government plans to tax the extraordinary profits of energy producers by 40 to 60 percent, the minister of transport, Martin Kupka. He added the specific amount would be decided at an upcoming meeting. Such a move could bring up to CZK 100 billion into the state coffers, he said.


  • The Czech tennis player Barbora Krejčíková has won her first singles title of the season in Tallinn. Krejčíková, who was seeded seventh, overcame Estonian player Anett Kontaveit 6-2 6-3 in the inaugural Tallinn Open on Sunday.

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