Morning News: Monday, October 24, 2022

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  • The number of Ukrainian refugees who have received temporary protection status in Czechia has now passed 450,000. During the last week 3,288 more people were given these special visas, bringing the total number to 450,090, according to the Ministry of the Interior.


  • Organisations representing sexual minorities are set to hold a rally named Together Against Violence on Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Wednesday, October 26. The LGBT+ groups say they expect up to 10,000 people to attend the event


  • The Prague Sounds music festival kicked off in the Czech capital on Sunday with a concert by US group Snarky Puppy at the Lucerna Grand Hall. Eight other events are taking place in the festival previously known as Strings of Autumn.


  • The ANO party will now announce their plans for the presidential election on Monday October 31, instead of next Wednesday as originally promised. The reason given is that leader Andrej Babiš is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.


  • Czechia will change its quotas for employing non-EU foreigners as of November, making work visas available for more people from Armenia, Moldova, Philippines, North Macedonia and Georgia now that skilled workers cannot arrive from war-stricken Ukraine.

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