Top Czech News Headlines: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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  • Four Czechs are among the 13 missing after Sunday’s glacier slide in the Italian Alps, the news agency ANSA reported on Monday. There have been seven people confirmed dead so far, among them a Czech woman.


  • The Czech Republic is one of 21 European countries involved in the international project H2020 Vaccelerate (European Corona Vaccine Trial Accelerator Platform). This three-year project was established to create a network of clinical and research sites focused on the development and testing of vaccines against infectious diseases, including COVID-19.


  • PM Petr Fiala said that Czech companies should be encouraged to get involved in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. He made this statement before departing for a conference on this very topic in Lugano, Switzerland.


  • Czech fighters will temporarily protect Slovakian airspace from Sep. 1, Prime Minister Petr Fiala and his Slovak counterpart, Eduard Heger, announced on public broadcaster Czech Television. The assistance will last until Slovakia receives its order of American F-16 fighter jets, the delivery of which has been delayed.


  • PM Petr Fiala expressed himself in favour of the Czech Republic adopting an energy sector tax, that would be mainly aimed at energy companies, saying that “it would be an expression of solidarity at a time when many people are facing extremely high energy prices.”

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