Morning News: Thursday, July 28, 2022

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  • The Czech government has rubberstamped the deployment of Czech Army soldiers in foreign operations until 2024, the minister of defence, Jana Černochová, said on Twitter on Wednesday. The plan includes sending 1,200 troops to NATO’s eastern border.


  • A centre providing tents to Ukrainian refugees in the Prague district of Malešice is closed from Wednesday. The facility has been merged with another tent city in the Troja district, which has a capacity of around 250. The move follows a decline in the number of war refugees from Ukraine in Czechia.


  • The Senate has approved a savings tariff to help households reduce their electricity, gas, and heating bills.  The government will set the details of the tariff, i.e., how much the subsidy will be and who will be entitled to it, in August at the latest.


  • The World Health Organisation has issued the highest level risk alert for monkeypox, with the highest risk in Europe. Speaking to Czech Radio, Health Ministry spokesman Ondrej Jakob said that In the coming days, the European Union will donate around 3,000 vaccines against monkeypox to the Czech Republic.


  • The Czech government has backed allowing its fighter jets to protect neighbouring Slovakia’s air space from September, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday. Slovakia has sought help from its NATO allies as it looks to ground its Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets in August under long-standing plans to modernise the military.

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