Morning News: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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  • The Czech General Health Insurance Company (VZP) paid about 593 million crowns for some 104,600 Ukrainian refugees’ health care by late June, each less than 5,000 crowns, the insurance company representatives said at a press conference after the board of directors meeting today. The health care of 16 refugees cost more than a million crowns.


  • Prague will in the near weeks host the first session on the establishment of a new European political group that will regularly meet to debate security problems facing Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron said today. The new group was also mentioned by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in a lecture at Charles University during his Prague visit.


  • Czechia’s second city Brno is seeking to become a European Capital of Culture in the year 2028. It is running under the slogan Brno With You. The organisers of the project will find out on 14 October if the Moravian capital has made it into the second round


  • Last year, Czechia saw its government debt rise the fastest out of all EU member states, by 4.2 percent of GDP, the Supreme Audit Office announced on its website on Monday. However, it highlighted that the country’s debt still remains one of the lowest in total among EU member states.


  • 50 million vaccine doses had been ordered for the Czech Republic so far; 17 million have been used and covered by health insurers, Health Minister Vlastimil Valek (TOP 09) told Czech TV yesterday.

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