Monday, 28 September 2020
Finance | Brno Daily

Czech Finance Minister Alena Schillerova's first draft of the government budget for 2021 predicts a deficit of CZK 116 billion. However, this figure is anticipated to rise significantly due to costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. It also excludes the budgetary impact of planned reforms to income tax that are currently under discussion within the government. For these reasons, Schillerova anticipates that the figure will be revised further down the line.

Prague | Radio Prague

A new gallery dedicated to documentary photography has opened in Prague's Smíchov district. It was established by the 400 ASA association, which brings together seven distinguished Czech photographers, including Antonín Kratochvíl, Tomki Němec, Karel Cudlín and Alžběta Jungrová.



National | Radio Prague

Researchers from the Brno University of Technology have developed tailor-made joint replacements designed to last a lifetime. What's more, unlike current essentially one-size-fits all implants, the new 3D-printed prosthetic ones do not require healthy bone – or much tissue – to be removed.

National | Brno Daily

The rising number of coronavirus cases among frontline healthcare workers is a challenge that could affect the health system's capacity to contain the pandemic. "We don't share the optimism that everything is ready," said Dagmar Žitníková of the Trade Union of Health and Social Care.

National | Prague Daily Monitor

Roman Prymula, the Minister of Health, told journalists that the capacity of beds with ventilators is almost reached at Prague hospitals. He added that hospitals will need to expand its capacities to accommodate more patients with Covid-19.

Prague | Prague Daily Monitor

Zdeněk Hřib, the Mayor of Prague, stated that the city is ready to provide gyms and one dormitory for the infected patients in a serious condition. These facilities are reserved for emergency cases and in case of the lack of hospital beds.

Czech Republic and the EU | Reuters

Migrants entering the European Union should be stopped and turned back to their home countries, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Thursday in Brussels ahead of negotiations surrounding a new EU migration plan next week.

Arts |

The exhibition Rembrandt: Portrait of a Man has finally opened at the Kinský Palace on Prague's Old Town Square. It runs to January 31. Overall, there are 115 works from foreign and domestic institutions and private collections.

Arts | Radio Prague

The St. Maurus reliquary, dating back to the early 13th century, is one of the Czech Republic's biggest treasures. The Romanesque shrine which contains the relics of four saints is considered to be the second most important historical artefact in the Czech Republic.

Arts |

The 19th annual Architecture Day runs from October 1 to 7, in over 100 cities and towns in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Despite the name, it is actually a week filled with open houses of normally inaccessible places, walking and biking tours, and lectures.

Arts | Radio Prague

Albert Černý found fame at a young age when his first band Charlie Straight won three Czech national Anděl music awards. In this laidback and highly entertaining chat, the musician discusses everything from his youth, the source of his highly convincing English accent and his recent discovery of the joys of Czech beer.