Morning News: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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  • Energy poverty is an issue that needs to be discussed at the European level and one cannot rely on national solutions only, the Czech Labour and Social Affairs Ministry and Industry and Trade Ministry representatives agreed at a conference on energy poverty. They said if EU member states proceeded separately, it would violate the single market.


  • Czech conductor Libor Pesek, who was the music director and chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) from 1987 to 1998, died on Sunday. Pesek received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1996, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Czechia.


  • The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, says he will attend an honours ceremony at Prague Castle on Friday’s October 28 national holiday despite the fact he does not like President Miloš Zeman’s selective approach to inviting guests.


  • Over 5,000 people in Czechia have undergone gender reassignment, Czech Television reported on Monday. The number of Czech teenagers dealing with issues of sexual identity has increased in recent years due to the influences of social media and education, it said.


  • The Czech police’s rapid intervention unit shot a suspect during a raid in the Prague district of Střížkov on Monday morning, a spokesperson said. The man, who is a foreign national, was left in a serious condition after the shooting and received first aid from the police.

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