Morning News: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  • Czechia has been issued a CZK 54 million fine for not yet applying EU rules for protecting whistle-blowers who report on corruption and other illegal activities. The deadline for applying the EU directive ran out last December.


  • The chairman of the Czech and Moravian Trade Union of Workers in Education, František Dobšík, said that salaries for school employees should be raised to 130 percent of the country’s average gross wage. He added that the union is concerned the government will put priority on cuts rather than on this raise.


  • Czechia has placed 17th on a list of the safest tourist destinations in the world, compiled by the  British news site Which? The site focusses on consumer rights and issues travel recommendations. Switzerland tops the list of safest tourist destinations, followed by Iceland, Norway and Portugal.


  • Czechia has so far granted 502, 000 temporary protection visas to people fleeing the war in Ukraine, according to data published by the Czech Interior Ministry. Some of the refugees who were granted visas have already returned to Ukraine or left for another country.


  • A winner has been announced in the Creative Business Cup 2023, which held its national final last week in Usti nad Labem. The expert jury selected as the winning startup NEBESYS, which is developing innovative and sustainable smart technology for roofs, and will now continue to the world finals in Copenhagen.

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