Morning News: Thursday, October 13, 2022

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  • From Tuesday October 25 Czechia will bar the entry of Russian citizens with Schengen visas from any EU state who are travelling for the purposes of tourism, sport or culture.


  • Opposition leaders ANO would have come first in elections to the Czech lower house in September with 30.5 percent of the vote, suggests a poll conducted by the Median agency published on Wednesday.

  • Czech Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurecka has proposed that the retirement pensions of senior officials in the former Communist regime should be cut by CZK 300 for each year they spent in their posts, he told reporters before the lower house session today. The proposal would apply to around 3,000 people.


  • On Thursday, the German Parliament will discuss a proposal by the conservative opposition to tighten migration policy, which includes the possibility of introducing permanent checks at the border with the Czech Republic. This was announced by a spokesman for the parliamentary faction of the conservative CDU/CSU union, the most significant opposition force in the Bundestag.


  • Czech President Milos Zeman will hold a round-table debate on energy issues at the presidential summer residence at Lany near Prague next Thursday, Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar has told CTK.

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