Morning News: Thursday, November 17, 2022

  • State-regulated electricity prices will fall by 16.7 percent next year, the Energy Regulatory Office announced at a press conference on Wednesday. However, electricity will still be more expensive because of high electricity prices on the energy market. Gas prices, on the other hand, will rise by 1.7 percent.


  • Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya visited Prague on Wednesday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Accompanied by the Speaker of the Lower House, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, she visited the grave of former president Václav Havel.


  • The Czech government plans to provide training to as many as 4,000 Ukrainian troops over the next year, Czech Defence Minister Jana Cernochova said on Wednesday. The training would be done in five four-week cycles with up to 800 troops attending each, and cost 975 million crowns


  • Russian oil continued flowing into the Czech Republic via the Druzhba pipeline on Wednesday despite a suspension of supplies from Ukraine to the Slovak section, as stocks from Slovakia were pumped in, Czech pipeline operator MERO said. Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe  were temporarily suspended on Tuesday for technical reasons.


  • From Thursday to Sunday, metro operation on line C between Pražského povstání and Florenc stations will be interrupted due to line repairs. An alternative XC bus service will be introduced in the affected section. Passengers on the A-line will also have to consider a partial service interruption.

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