Morning News: Tuesday, November 29, 2022

  • Homelessness organisations have warned that more Czech citizens are seeking refuge in homeless shelters as they face financial difficulties linked to the energy crisis. A census commissioned by Labour and Social Ministry found that at least 270,000 people live on the streets, in hostels, shelters or extremely overcrowded apartments.

 

  • The Czech EU Council has withdrawn the proposal of visa liberalisation for Kosovo citizens due to current political tensions with Serbia over license plates, just hours before a deal was struck between Pristina and Belgrade.

 

  • The fifth edition of the Czech Space Week festival began in Prague on Monday. The event, organised by the Ministry of Transport together with the CzechInvest agency and the Prague Planetarium and Observatory takes place over five days and will showcase innovations in the Czech space industry.

 

  • Forum Karlín has cancelled upcoming concerts by two Russian artists, both of whom openly support Russia’s war in Ukraine, after criticism on social media at the decision to allow them to perform in the Czech Republic. Grigory Leps and Stas Mikhaylov were scheduled to perform at the music venue in Prague next spring.

 

  • ANO party Chairman Andrej Babiš is now the favourite in the upcoming Czech presidential election according to a Data Collect and Kantar poll conducted for Czech Television. Mr Babiš polled at 27 percent with retired general Petr Pavel falling into second place with 26.5 percent.

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