Morning News: Thursday, October 6, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic will extend the checks at its border with Slovakia by another 20 days from the original 8 October deadline, until 28 October. The cabinet approved this proposal from Interior Minister Vit Rakusan today.


  • On Thursday, the new European Political Community (EPC) will discuss security and peace, energy, climate issues, and the economic situation at its inaugural summit in Prague. Representatives of 44 countries were invited to attend the summit

  • Czech President Miloš Zeman and the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, signed an agreement on economic cooperation at a meeting at Prague Castle on Wednesday. They are also due to approve an agreement on investment protection.


  • Renáta Kellnerová, widow of the late billionaire Petr Kellner, who died in a plane crash in the US last year, is the wealthiest Czech, according to an annual rich list published by Forbes on Wednesday. The market value of her assets is estimated at CZK 382.9 billion.


  • The cabinet of Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) confirmed the price cap on electricity and gas. Citizens will pay six crowns per kWh for electricity without distribution fees and three crowns per kWh for gas.

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