Morning News: Thursday, December 1, 2022

  • The Czech energy company ČEZ has obtained three tenders for the construction of a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power station, it said on Wednesday. As expected, offers have been made by the French company EDF, KHNP from South Korea and Westinghouse from North America

 

  • A large digital clock highlighting impending climate disaster has been installed by a metronome on Prague’s Letná Plain. The eight-metre high numerals of the Climate Clock show how much time remains to avert irreversible change to the Earth’s climate.

 

  • The Chamber of Deputies has approved a bill that will enable Ukrainian soldiers to be trained in Czechia as well as for Czech soldiers to train Ukrainians in other EU member states. The training of Ukrainian troops will take place in the Libavá military zone in Central Moravia.

 

  • In January, Innogy will raise electricity prices for roughly one-tenth of its customers. This means that from the beginning of the year, this segment of the customer base will pay the government’s capped electricity prices, while the average household will pay about CZK 500 per month more than they do now.

 

  • While one in ten Czechs borrowed money for Christmas shopping last year, only three percent of people surveyed by the Czech Banking Association (CBA) and Ipsos are considering a loan this year. Most often, they want to borrow up to CZK 10,000.

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