Morning News: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

  • Czech and Ukrainian government ministers met for talks in Kyiv on Monday, despite continued bombing of the capital and other parts of the country by Russian forces. They discussed plans for the post-war reconstruction of the country. The two sides signed memoradums on cooperation in several areas.


  • The country’s constitutional experts say there is no legal obstacle in the way of ANO leader Andrej Babiš running for president despite the fact that he is facing charges of subsidy fraud.


  • Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska thanked the Czech Republic for its support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion, in a video message to a demonstration organised by the Million Moments group in Prague’s Wenceslas Square yesterday. According to police estimates, the demonstration was attended by tens of thousands of people.


  • The average price of electricity in the European Union rose sharply year-on-year in the first half of the year. The Czech Republic had the highest increase, at 62 percent.  The Czech Republic was closely followed by Latvia (+59%) and Denmark (+57%).


  • A 74-year-old man is reported to have shot himself dead outside the Czech government building. The incident happened around midday on Monday. The motif for his suicide is unknown and the tragedy is being investigated.

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