Morning News: Wednesday, November 23, 2022

  • Ukrainian soldiers will be trained in the Libavá military zone in Central Moravia, the Deputy Chief of the General Staff said at a meeting of the Parliamentary Defence Committee on Tuesday. The training, which will concern mechanised units and special professions, is to be carried out in five stages, planned until the end of 2023.


  • Some 81 percent of Czechs over the age of 16 use a smartphone, according to data released by the Czech Statistics Office on Tuesday. Over the past five years, the figure has increased by 18 percentage points.


  • An original kind of contest is currently underway: for the third year in a row, Wikimedia Czech Republic is organizing a Wikipedia contest to document Czechoslovakia during the second half of the 20th century. Organised from October 28 to December 18, the project is open to anyone wishing to participate by writing and sharing articles or uploading pictures of Czechoslovakia.


  • The traditional Christmas tree was erected on Prague’s Old Town Square on Monday night. The lighting ceremony will take place on Saturday evening, on the first weekend of Advent, marking the opening of the traditional Christmas markets held on the square.


  • The Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary face the risk of exchange-rate crises over the next one year as fiscal and external challenges mount, according to Nomura Holdings Inc. The warning is based on analysis of eight indicators including FX reserves import cover, real short-term interest rates, as well as fiscal and current account measures, according to Nomura’s Damocles Index which assessed 32 emerging markets’ vulnerability.

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