5 Things First: The Top Czech and World News Headlines

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  • Czech President Milos Zeman, who has been hospitalized at the intensive care unit of the Prague Central Military Hospital (UVN) since October 10, moved to a regular hospital room on Wednesday.

 

  • The Czech Republic’s central bank has again sharply increased its key interest rate by a point and a quarter to 2.75%, to tackle soaring inflation amid the economy´s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

  • The 22nd edition of the queer film festival Mezipatra begins on Thursday in Prague, with feature films and documentaries by and about LGBT+ people screening through November 11.

 

  • The People in Need Czech humanitarian NGO has provided financial aid to some 800 families, roughly 5,600 people, in Afghanistan after the Taliban movement overtook the country in August. Every family received some 1,600 up to 2,000 CZK.

 

  • Although hundreds of thousands of workers and craftsmen are missing in the production companies, the growth of starting wages has not been seen this year. Workers in professional positions in particular improved, most often by one percent. That’s according to a survey of Grafton Recruitment’s staffing agency.

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