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.

Business | Radio Prague

The parties in the coalition government have agreed on rules for introducing kurzarbeit, or short-time working. Under their proposals, the government would only pay part of workers' salaries in the event of a major threat to the Czech economy.

National | Business |

Czech residents traveling to Greece will have to present a negative COVID-19 test when entering the country starting September 28, according to Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček.

National | Business |

Austria will issue a warning against travelling to Prague due to the current spread of coronavirus starting Monday, Die Presse Austrian paper reported on Thursday. Austria requires a negative Covid-19 test result no older than 72 hours from travelers coming from the risk countries and regions once they arrive in Austria, otherwise they must be quarantined.

National | Business | Reuters

Nineteen people died infected with the novel coronavirus died on Sept. 23 in the Czech Republic, the highest daily count since the global pandemic reached the country in March, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.

Business | ING Think

Despite facing a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, confidence improved in all the monitored segments in September, except for industry. Despite favourable developments this month, total confidence remains significantly below pre-Covid levels and is likely to deteriorate again next month.

Business | Radio Prague

More than 60,000 people from the Czech Republic and Slovakia travelled to Croatia with the private rail company RegioJet this summer, the company announced this week. The direct overnight train connection to Croatia was launched at the end of June and runs until September 25.

National | Business |

The Netherlands is the latest EU state to add the Czech Republic to its list of high-risk areas for Covid-19, the Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed on Tuesday. Previously, the Netherlands had only listed Prague in its list of high-risk regions.

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Apple One, the new package unveiled earlier this month that will combine different Apple subscription services into one system, will be released this autumn in the Czech Republic - and it's even cheaper for Czech residents than those in the United States.

Business | Reuters

The Czech government coalition agreed the framework of a new permanent scheme that would partially subsidise salaries of employees on reduced hours, a version of a German short-time work programme, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday.

Business | Taipei Times

Taiwanese can preorder T-shirts bearing the words wo shi Taiwan ren ("I am Taiwanese") designed and produced by a Czech company through a local e-commerce platform, the manufacturer said yesterday. People can order the T-shirts via, told the Central News Agency in an e-mail.

Business | PR Newswire

Flowmon Networks, a global network intelligence leader, announced that the National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB) has supercharged its partner protection ecosystem with Flowmon's cybersecurity incident detection and network data collection capabilities.

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Czech Post is launching a pilot program this autumn that will bring mobile post offices to the streets of select locations around the Czech Republic. The mobile post offices will offer the same services as other Czech post offices.

Business | Brno Daily

The antivirus giant took the lead in switching to home office in March, and now they are planning to offer this arrangement permanently for those employees who are interested.

National | Business |

The Czech Foreign Ministry has introduced a new requirement for travelers coming in to the country from abroad to fill out a Passenger Locator Form as of Monday, September 21. The requirement only applies to passengers who have recently stayed in a country that is not included in the Foreign Ministry's list of safe destinations, with some exceptions.