Morning News: Monday, September 26, 2022

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  • Local elections 2022: the ANO party, in opposition since last autumn, won in 17 out of 27 large cities, but it came second in the two largest ones – the capital Prague and Brno, where parties of the current ruling coalition won.


  • President Miloš Zeman will personally attend the presidential summit of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries on October 11th in Bratislava. The heads of state of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary will discuss the war in Ukraine or the energy crisis.


  • Seven out of ten Czechs say they have experienced a decline in their standard of living in the past year, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Ipsos agency. Half of them say that the decline is significant. A further 23 percent of respondents expect their living standard to drop with the steep rise in energy prices in the autumn.


  • In response to the energy crisis, the Czech Ministry of Health is proposing to reduce the minimum permissible temperatures in the working environment. The draft amendment to the Occupational Health Regulation will be discussed by the government on Monday.


  • The Office of the Government will save money in the Straka Academy and other buildings by lowering temperatures or limiting lighting to the safety minimum. Similar steps will also be taken in the ministries, reducing the number of appliances such as refrigerators.

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