Morning News: Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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  • Czech lower house chairwoman Marketa Pekarova Adamova called at the parliamentary summit of the international Crimea Platform today for the establishment of an international tribunal for the crime of aggression towards Ukraine and said the perpetrators must be punished. Besides, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his aides must be prosecuted.


  • No state of emergency national lockdown is planned this year because the situation is different than when a strong coronavirus epidemic wave started in Czechia one year ago, Health Minister Vlastimil Valek said at a press conference. Valek said newer vaccines and medicines are available and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has different health impacts.


  • The Greenpeace and Bund Sachsen environmental NGOs and the Czech civic association Uhelna have filed a complaint against the Czech-Polish intergovernmental agreement on the Turow coal mine with the European Commission. Greenpeace and the Frank Bold organisation said the agreement has not solved the negative impacts of the ongoing coal mining.


  • The interest of the Czech public in visiting cultural events such as concerts, festivals, theatre and cinema performances is still 30% lower this year compared to the pre-COVID year in 2019, despite a higher number of events, according to data released by the online ticket selling service smsticket.


  • 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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