21 Pro DELPHINE´S 10th AND LAST PRESS REVIEW – WHAT´S UP IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
The number of daily new cases is now the highest since mid-November, and the risk level on the PES plan is at the highest level. This could lead to tougher restrictions for Christmas and the end of year celebrations.
A good alternative to plane transport, night trains connections between Prague and major European cities are currently being under study. This project follows a first night connection between Czech Republic and Croatia launched last summer which has been very successful. According to the plan, by December 2021, Paris will be accessible from Prague via Vienna and Munich, as well as Amsterdam and Zurich. Connections to Rome, Milan, Barcelona and Hamburg are also planned.
The government decided to give another billion crowns (app 38 millions euros) to the plan to help Culture. The Covid Kultura plan also aims to help entrepreneurs and self-employed people in the cultural sector which has been hugely impacted by the Covid crisis.
After days of discussions, the Lower house has approved the 2021 budget resulting of a compromise between the ruling parties ANO and Social Democrats, the defence budget had been cut off 10 billion CZK. The final programme plans a 320 billion crowns deficit.
If you are reading my press reviews about Czech news, you may know at least some basic Czech words: dobrý den, prosím, děkuji… Well, it could have made you rich! Indeed, in the US version of « Who Wants To Be a Millionaire ? », a $ 500,000 question was « In which language does ‘ano’ mean ‘yes’ ? ». Unfortunately, the contestant didn’t know the answer (neither did the host) and he walked away with only $ 250,000