The Czech Republic should have the right to determine its own energy mix,
Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček told the Czech News Agency on Sunday
ahead of his departure for the United National General Assembly, which also
includes the Sustainable Development Impact Summit.
Mr. Petříček also said nuclear energy represented part of the country’s energy mix and it was an important replacement of the fossil fuels, which are being gradually phased out.
The Czech Republic’s Karolína Muchová has claimed her first-ever WTA
singles title, after winning the Korea Open Final on Saturday. The
23-year-old Czech defeated Magda Linette of Poland 6-1, 6-1 in just 69
minutes to raise her first career trophy.
The Czech No. 5 is enjoying her career-best season, having previously reached her maiden WTA final in Prague in May and a Grand Slam quarterfinal debut at Wimbledon.
Czech President Miloš Zeman is not planning to take part in events
commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which marked
the end of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
In an interview for the website Blesk, the Czech head of state said he would remember the events of November 1989 alone at home. He also said most people who would attend the events had not taken part in them 30 years ago.
Last year, angry protestors at Národní Street threw away the flowers laid to the monument at Prague’s Národní Street by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and the populist politician Tomio Okamura, as well as the wreath sent by the president.
President Miloš Zeman will sign into a law an extended bill on electronic
cash registers as soon as he receives it. Mr Zeman made the statement on
Sunday in an interview for the website Blesk.cz.
The amendment to the bill on cash registers, approved by MPs earlier this month, extends the duty to report sales electronically to professions that are not yet subject to it, including craftsmen, doctors, lawyers and taxi drivers.
The amendment will also allow small businesses with sales of up to 600,000 crowns to record sales in off-line mode using paper receipts. At the same time some services and goods, such as, catering, cleaning services or home care will move to the lowest 10% VAT rate.
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš introduced the EET in 2016, when he was the finance minister, to counter the grey economy and tax fraud.
Starting this Sunday, carriers in the Czech Republic can start registering
in the new electronic toll system. The new satellite system, operated by
the consortium CzechToll/SkyToll, will be officially launched on December
Hauliers using toll roads will be obliged to have their vehicles fitted with a new on-board unit by that date.
The launch of the new toll system was preceded by months of legal battles with the company Kapsch over the result of a tender for the new toll system operator. The Austrian company has run the Czech highway toll system since 2007.
Some 220,000 visitors attended the annual NATO Days and Czech Airforce Days
military show at the Mošnov airfield near Ostrava, which took place on
Saturday and Sunday.
This year’s edition of the event, which is one of the largest military air shows in Europe, commemorate 70 years since the foundation of the NATO and 20 years since the Czech Republic’s accession to the alliance.
Among the biggest highlights were demonstrations of combat and rescue equipment, including the American C-5 Super Galaxy transport aircraft, as well as several aerobatic shows.
Thousands of volunteers are taking part in the massive clean up operation
around the Czech Republic. The event, called Let’s Clean up the Czech
Republic, is organized by the Czech Union of Nature Conservation on the
occasion of the World Clean-Up Day.
Some 65,000 volunteers took part in the spring edition of the rubbish clearance. They collected over 1,100 tonnes of garbage and nearly 18,000 car tires.
The Czech Army’s contract for a supply of 12 military helicopters from US
maker Bell should by signed by the end of the year. The Minister of
Defence, Lubomír Metnar, made the announcement on Saturday at the NATO
Days and Czech Airforce Days military show in Mošnov Ostrava.
The deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns includes eight utility Venom helicopters and four attack Viper helicopters. The US producer Bell should supply them in 2023. Mr. Metnar said the ministry was in the phase of finalising the contract.