Morning News: Monday, July 25, 2022

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  • The Czech Republic plans to purchase 24 F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters to replace their current fleet of 14 Gripen fighter jets, the defense ministry said, in the latest move by Prague to rapidly move toward NATO-standard weapons in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


  • The memorial to the Roma and Sinti Holocaust to be built in Lety, South Bohemia, at the site of the former WWII Roma concentration camp will cost over 100 million crowns. The first part of the memorial, the visitors’ centre, should be completed next spring.


  • If the first round of the presidential election were held now, the head of the ANO movement, Andrej Babiš, would win with 31.7%. With 23.8% of the vote, former general Petr Pavel would advance to the second round. Danuše Nerudová also came out on top in the survey.


  • The Czech Republic can access CZK 550 billion of EU funds, following approval by the European Commission of eight of the nine programmes for the 2021-2027 period, according to the Czech Ministry of Regional Development.


  • Czech triathlete Petra Kuříková won the gold medal at a World Cup event in Ponteverda, Spain on Sunday. The 30-year-old athlete finished 13 seconds ahead of Germany’s Lisa Tertsch.

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