- The average monthly wage in Czechia in the first quarter of 2023 rose by 8.6 percent year-on-year to CZK 41,256, the Czech Statistics Office reported on Monday. In real terms, taking into account inflation, earnings fell by 6.7 percent. However two-thirds of employees earn less than the average wage.
- Prague City Council has agreed on investments in crisis warning systems and modernization of the existing equipment of volunteer firefighters. Around CZK 21 million will go towards the construction of municipal information systems, the purchase of radio equipment and cars for volunteer fire brigade units, and an operational management system for floods, among other things.
- According to Prime Minister Petr Fiala, Czechia must open up more to the world economically in the future in order to continue to grow. Mr Fiala made the statement at a conference on economic transformation in Prague on Monday, organised by the country’s leading entrepreneurs.
- Starting in July, Czech Post will extend the delivery time for economic shipments by one day to three days. The reason is a permanent decline in interest in sending postal shipments and the associated optimization of the postal network. From the middle of the year, a regular priority letter will cost 34 crowns, and an economic one will cost 27 crowns.
- Czechs won the bronze medal at the World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Moose Jaw, Canada on Sunday, after defeating China 3:2. It is the first-ever World Championship medal for the Czech para hockey team.
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