Morning News: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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  • The Czech power and infrastructure Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) has become the sole owner of the Sloe power plant in the Netherlands. EPH bought a 50 percent share in the plant from France’s EDF, a power company that is being fully nationalised.


  • A new UK postage stamp will feature a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II taken at a banquet at Prague Castle in 1996. The stamp is one of four special commemorative by Britain’s Royal Mail.


  • One of the favourites to become the next Czech president, Petr Pavel, says he has collected more than the 50,000 citizens’ signatures required to run. Mr. Pavel officially launched his campaign three weeks ago. The election to succeed Miloš Zeman as head of state will take place in January.


  • Czechia is temporarily reinstating controls on the country’s border with Slovakia in response to an increase in illegal migration. The checks will start at 27 former border crossings on Thursday.


  • On Wednesday, 21 September, acclaimed Czech poet and publisher Zdena Zábranská died at the age of 82. Zábranská was the longtime editor of the Brno publishing house Blok, and the 2015 winner of the Brno City Prize.

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