Morning News: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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  • In the second quarter of 2022, the average gross monthly wage in the Czech Republic was CZK 40,086, an increase of 4.4% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, according to data from the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ). However, due to inflation, this represents a drop of 9.8% in real terms, the biggest decrease in the nation’s history.


  • US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin is due to arrive in Prague on Friday, September 9. The Pentagon chief will hold talks with Defence Minister Jana Černochová and Prime Minister Petr Fiala, focusing on aid to Ukraine and the current security situation.


  • The Czech prime minister, Petr Fiala, has congratulated Liz Truss on her new role as UK PM and leader of the Conservative Party. Mr. Fiala, who heads the right-wing Civic Democrats, said on Monday that he believed the UK would remain a valued ally of Czechia and the European Union.


  • Union leaders have called a demonstration for Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Saturday October 8. At a meeting in the capital on Monday the Czech Confederation of Trade Unions called on the government to implement measures to combat price rises and falling living standards.


  • Ministers from the Slovak centre-right Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party resigned on Monday, making good on the party’s threats to leave the government amid clashes with senior ruling partners. The resignations mean the NATO and European Union member country’s centre-right cabinet will lose its parliamentary majority.

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