Top Czech News Headlines: Wednesday, July 20, 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.


  • The “Sounds of Žofín” festival of brass band music begins at Žofín Palace in Prague on Tuesday. It is taking place alongside the annual conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) and will run until 23 July.


  • Fines for serious traffic offences could increase up to 25,000 crowns from 2024, in some cases five-fold the present amount, according to a new draft amendment to the Road Traffic Act.


  • Starting this week, those over the age of 18 who are more than four months away from their most recent vaccination against Covid-19 are eligible for another booster dose. The vaccine is available at vaccination sites without registration, at hospitals, and general practitioners.


  • The Czech Republic has secured 3 billion cubic meters of annual gas capacity through an LNG terminal in the Netherlands, as well as transit routes, the Czech Industry ministry Jozef Sikela said on Tuesday. The gas was secured through the majority state-owned utility CEZ.

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