Top Czech News Headlines: Thursday, July 21, 2022

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  • The Czech lower house of Parliament has approved a bill banning the manufacture and sale of single-use plastic products, such as cutlery, plates and drinking straws.


  • Czech Army planes will patrol the Baltic airspace until the end of September, two months longer than originally planned, Defence Minister Jana Černochová announced on Wednesday, adding that this was in response to a request from Lithuania.


  • The Czech Ministry of Defence will start negotiating with the US on the acquisition of US F-35 fighter jets, the government decided on Wednesday. According to Defence Minister Jana Černochová, the decision was made on the basis of military recommendations.


  • 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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