Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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  • A delegation of the Taiwanese Parliament, headed by Speaker You Si-kun, has arrived in Czechia on a three-day visit. Their talks with Czech lawmakers are expected to revolve around the international situation, bilateral ties and trade relations.


  • Meteorologists have issued an exteme heatwave warning for the coming week when temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 36 degrees on Wednesday. Temperatures at night are also expected to remain high, above the 20 degree mark.


  • Czech EU Presidency will push for an EU-wide agreement on a 15% corporate tax, and Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura wants to have the deal by the end of October. Fair taxation of large multinational companies was agreed upon last year at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


  • Vaccination centres around the country are offering booster shots against Covid to anyone over the age of 18, who last had a Covid shot at least four months ago. People do not need to register to get the shot.


  • The Chamber of Deputies approved on Wednesday legislation that would limit film incentives to a maximum of CZK 150 million for a project per year, the Czech News Agency reports.

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