5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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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. 

  • President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday asked conservative leader Petr Fiala (Civic Democrats/ECR) to form the country’s new government. “I accepted this mandate. In the next days, I will continue negotiations with coalition partners about the final shape of the government,” Fiala informed.

 

  • On Tuesday, State Prosecutor Jaroslav Šaroch sent a request to the Chamber of Deputies for the extradition of the outgoing Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) for criminal prosecution related to the Čapí Hnízdo case.

 

  • Czech President Miloš Zeman, who is currently in the Military University Hospital in Prague, will be transferred from the acute care ward to a standard bed on Monday.

 

  • South Moravian Governor Jan Grolich (KDU-CSL) approved a project for a new centre in the region, which will on one hand serve as a reminder of the Holocaust, and on the other promote Jewish culture among young people.

 

  • Czech headline inflation jumped to 5.8% in October, the highest since October 2008, backing expectations the central bank will not let up on policy tightening after its biggest interest rate hikes in decades.

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