Morning News: Thursday, October 20, 2022

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  • Up to a fifth of Czech companies are considering laying off staff to make up for rising energy costs. The rise in energy prices has affected enterprises with a high consumption, such as glass making companies, ceramics manufacturers, steel producers and food producers particularly badly.


  • ‘Il Boemo’, a film about the life of Czech composer Josef Mysliveček, will be released in cinemas tomorrow. The film was shot in the Czech Republic and Italy in a Czech-Italian-Slovak co-production.


  • The lower house of Czech parliament yesterday approved an increase in the 2022 state budget deficit to CZK 375 billion, which is CZK 45 billion more than the increase proposed by the government and CZK 95 billion more than the deficit of the original budget passed in February.


  • Prominent Russian historian Andrey Zubov, forced out of the country in late September, has come to Brno where he will give lectures at Masaryk University. Zubov is one of the Russian intellectuals who are opposed to the ruling regime there. He will give classes on Russian history in Brno, Sajbot said.


  • Czechia will change its quotas for employing non-EU foreigners as of November, making work visas available for more people from Armenia, Moldova, Philippines, North Macedonia and Georgia now that skilled workers cannot arrive from war-stricken Ukraine.

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