Wednesday, 3 June 2020
National | Radio Prague

The government on Monday unveiled a map of "safe" versus "high-risk" destinations eagerly awaited by travel agencies and holiday makers. As of mid-June Czechs should be able to travel to the vast majority of European states without restrictions in what is a bid to boost the tourist industry at home and abroad. The foreign minister emphasized that the travel map would be updated every fortnight.

National | Radio Prague

Every year, teachers from Czech schools in the United States and Canada meet to discuss their work and the challenges of maintaining Czech language skills among children living abroad. This year's event took place online, due to the coronavirus pandemic.



Business | Bloomberg

The Czech government approved a draft law that critics say may help obscure ties between the country's billionaire prime minister and his business empire as he faces a conflict-of-interest probe. The allegations are the biggest political burden for Andrej Babis and have complicated ruling of his minority administration since he won the 2017 election.

Finance |

The GDP fall in 1Q was driven mainly by investment, which declined by -15% QoQ, including fixed investment, which contracted by 10% QoQ. Not surprisingly, household consumption was hit less, falling by 2% QoQ, but stagnating in year-on-year terms.

Business | Radio Prague

According to a new study by Allianz, based on data from 70 countries, the Czech pension system is relatively stable compared to others. In the first year of the Global Pension Report, the German financial services firm puts the Czech Republic in twelfth place overall.

National | Radio Prague

United States are gradually easing restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus. As life slowly returns to normal, Czech Radio paid a visit to a Czech restaurant in Washington, which has just welcomed its first customers after two months of lockdown.

Prague |

Winemarkers, small breweries, local farmers and a wide range of vendors will have a chance to sell their products at the markets, located on the left bank of the Vltava near the Čech Bridge by the civic swimming pool area. The markets will open on June 6 for the summer season.

Arts |

Art from the mysterious British provocateur Banksy will be at Prague's Galerie Mánes from June 5 to September 27. Banksy's prints and images will be complemented by local artists' work.

Arts |

Organizers are planning new locations and safety measures for Prague's annual festival of light art.

Dining |

Every summer, fields around Czech Republic blossom with delicious, homegrown strawberries. Whether you want to buy fresh strawberries or pick your own, here's where to find the most delicious strawberries around Prague and beyond.

Life |

Czech castles and chateaux reopened last week. These destinations are 60 minutes from Prague by car.