Morning News: Thursday, November 10, 2022

  • The deadline for presidential candidates to submit their candidacy papers for the January elections expired at 4pm yesterday, with 21 individuals having done so, about the same number as before the previous presidential elections five years ago, Interior Ministry spokeswoman Klara Dlubalova told CTK.


  • The government has approved a new CZK 54 billion programme of the EU’s Modernisation Fund called HOUSEnerg, which is aimed at supporting measures to save energy in family homes and falts across Czechia, acting Environment Minister Marian Jurečka said on Wednesday.


  • Prague Energy (PRE) will increase the price of electricity and gas supplies from January next year. Most customers will pay the government’s capped costs so that the average Prague household will pay hundreds of crowns less per month than at present.


  • Icelandair will launch new flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Reykjavík from June next year. The carrier will offer flights to Keflavík Airport four times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, using Boeing 737 MAX8 for 160 passengers.


  • Tourism reached pre-pandemic numbers in Czechia in the third quarter of 2023, at least according to mass accommodation facility booking figures released by the Czech Statistics Agency on Wednesday. The number of people staying in hotels, hostels and pensions lay at 7.3 million, just 3 percent below those registered in the pre-pandemic year 2019.

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