5 Things First: The Top Czech News Headlines

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  • On November 17, Czechs commemorate student demonstrations under the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989. Several concerts, exhibitions, parades, discussions, author’s readings as well as lectures will be held in Prague and other towns or villages in the Czech Republic.

 

  • Dozens of people gathered in front of the Ministry of Health in Prague on Sunday to protest against the current government’s measures to counter the coronavirus epidemic.

 

  • According to Eurostat, almost one in seven children in the Czech Republic is at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
    The European statistics office, 12.9% of people under 18 in the Czech Republic are at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This figure corresponds to 260.400 of them.

 

  • According to the Association of Exporters, exports of goods from the Czech Republic abroad could increase by nine percent year-on-year to a record 3.8 trillion crowns this year. However, the foreign trade balance should end with a negative balance for the first time since 2010, at around 50 billion crowns.

 

  • 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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