Fiala calls for rational power management in address to nation

The prime minister, Petr Fiala, has called on Czechs to handle gas and electricity in a rational manner. In a televised address to the nation on Sunday evening, he said state organisations, companies and households should consider whether they were using power correctly and not wasting it.

Mr. Fiala said rational management of energy saved money for individuals but also reduced state expenditures, adding that he would ensure that state institutions would serve as a good example in this regard.

His government has introduced caps on gas and electricity prices for small consumers and a scheme to help businesses in the face of high energy prices.

Author: Ian Willoughby