Morning News: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

If your day doesn’t start until you’re up to speed on the latest headlines, then let us introduce you to our new morning fix. 

 

  • Goodyear, a US tire manufacturer, must pay Czech inventor František Hrabal  USD 65 million (CZK 1.6 billion). On Monday, a court in the US state of Ohio ruled on the matter. According to the court, the company appropriated the Czech inventor’s self-inflating tires.

 

  • Public health insurance will cost CZK 471.7 billion crowns in the Czech Republic next year, according to the latest estimates from the Ministry of Health. The ministry expects that CZK 464.6 billion will be received in health insurance payments in 2023, leaving a deficit of CZK 7.1 billion to be covered from the reserve funds of the health insurance companies.

 

  • Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský will meet with ministers from the Visegrad Group countries, the Bucharest Nine, and the Foreign Affairs Council on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly currently taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York.

 

  • The member states of the European Union formally approved a loan of five billion euros for Ukraine on Tuesday, the Czech News Agency reports. EU finance ministers agreed on the aid, which will cover Ukraine’s expenses for about a month, at an informal meeting in Prague last week.

 

  • Striker Patrik Schick, who plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen, has won the Golden Ball award for the best Czech footballer of the season for the first time in his career, the Czech News Agency reports.

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