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Memorial act for coronavirus victims to take place at Prague Castle on Monday
Memorial act for coronavirus victims to take place at Prague Castle on Monday

Health minister: Motivation for young people to get vaccine will be travel
Health minister: Motivation for young people to get vaccine will be travel

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Liberating Pilsen was a great “honour and a privilege”, recalls 99-year-old US Army veteran
Celebrations are underway in Pilsen to commemorate the city’s uprising against the Nazi occupation and liberation by American forces in May 1945.   

Lower-house approves 80 percent reimbursment of private sector wages as part of “Kurzarbeit” scheme
Lower-house approves 80 percent reimbursment of private sector wages as part of “Kurzarbeit” scheme

Czech PM to brief EU leaders on Vrbětice attack in upcoming summit
Czech PM to brief EU leaders on Vrbětice attack in upcoming summit

Labour Office: Unemployment in April was lowest in four months
Labour Office: Unemployment in April was lowest in four months

Poll: Pirates and Mayors ahead, Social Democrats would get into Parliament
Poll: Pirates and Mayors ahead, Social Democrats would get into Parliament

Travel restrictions to ease for Czechs as of mid-May
As of mid-May, travel across the borders will be easier for Czechs who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The government has already agreed to relax the existing measures with several European countries.

New book explores role of Czech parachutists during WWII and one of their last operations
More than 70 years after the end of World War Two, new information is still coming out about the brave efforts that allied parachutists played in the Nazi occupied Czech lands. In the newly published book Foursquare: The Last Parachutist, George Bearfield explores the development and deployment of these special forces, with central focus dedicated to his grandfather, who was himself sent on a mission to Czechoslovakia in the final stages of the war.

Head of Lány forrest administration sentenced to three years in prison for manipulating tender
Head of Lány forrest administration sentenced to three years in prison for manipulating tender

Send us your picture of Saint John of Nepomuk!
To mark the upcoming third centenary of John of Nepomuk’s beatification, Radio Prague International is asking listeners around the world to send their photographs of churches and monuments dedicated to the saint. We will showcase the best images via Facebook stories.  

Covid-19: Czechia, once worst in EU for new infections, now ranks 15th
Covid-19: Czechia, once worst in EU for new infections, now ranks 15th

MPs pass bill on compensating unlawfully sterilised women
MPs pass bill on compensating unlawfully sterilised women

Central bank lowers growth estimate for 2021, raises it for 2022
Central bank lowers growth estimate for 2021, raises it for 2022

Health Minister: museums, galleries, cultural monuments could reopen on May 24
Health Minister: museums, galleries, cultural monuments could reopen on May 24

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Prague Castle opens long-awaited Comenius exhibition featuring 500 artefacts
Prague Castle opens long-awaited Comenius exhibition featuring 500 artefacts

Czech cartographers and historians launch unique online atlas of Czech history
Locations of Hussite battles, parliamentary election results, but also maps of lookout towers or Word War I prisons – all this and much more can be found in a unique online atlas launched by the Czech Academy of Sciences earlier this month. The website, called Czech Historical Atlas, was put together by history and cartography experts.

Regional governor: Hamáček boasted of securing 1 million Sputnik V vaccine doses
Regional governor: Hamáček boasted of securing 1 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Football: Slavia defeat Sparta, advance to MOL Cup final vs Pilsen
Football: Slavia defeat Sparta, advance to MOL Cup final vs Pilsen

Two British servicemen who helped Prague Uprising honoured
Among the ceremonies marking the 76th anniversary of the Prague Uprising on Wednesday, May 5, was the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to two British servicemen who participated in the uprising and whose daring deed saved many lives. The ceremony took place at a school building on Na Smetance street in Prague’s Vinohrady district, where the two British soldiers devised a ploy that brought about the surrender of a German unit which posed a grave danger to the resistance fighters at the Czechoslovak Radio building.  

Czech, Austrian foreign ministers meet in Prague, preside over “Neighbours” book launch
Czech, Austrian foreign ministers meet in Prague, preside over “Neighbours” book launch

Near record number of Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday
Near record number of Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday

MPs continue discussion on compensating unlawfully sterilised women
MPs continue discussion on compensating unlawfully sterilised women

Covid 19: Gov’t to discuss partial lifting of restrictions on cultural events
Covid 19: Gov’t to discuss partial lifting of restrictions on cultural events

Tennis: Petra Kvitová loses to Ash Barty in Madrid quarterfinals
Tennis: Petra Kvitová loses to Ash Barty in Madrid quarterfinals

Vrbětice: Deputy PM Jan Hamáček files complaint against journalists
Vrbětice: Deputy PM Jan Hamáček files complaint against journalists

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76 years since Battle for Czech Radio sparked Prague Uprising
May 5 marks the 76 anniversary since the beginning of the Battle for Czech Radio which is traditionally seen as the start of the Prague Uprising that led to the city being liberated from German control after four days of hard fighting in the closing phase of World War Two in Europe.

Petr Hruška and Milan Děžinský: poets of the everyday
Czech poetry has been enjoying something of a renaissance in the new millennium. Following a decline in the 1990s, in the past two decades poetry has been shaped by lively literary activity, revolving around literary cafés, festivals and public poetry readings.

Survey: Czechia second most-attractive country in CEE for investors
Survey: Czechia second most-attractive country in CEE for investors

Embattled Czech deputy prime minister hits back, saying he’ll sue those who branded him a traitor
The scandal surrounding the 2014 munitions depot blasts which the Czech government has blamed on Russian agents has taken a new twist. The news site Seznam has accused Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček of having planned to hush up Russia’s involvement in the blasts in return for one million Sputnik V vaccines and the right to host a US-Russian summit on Czech soil.

76th anniversary of Prague Uprising marked nationwide
76th anniversary of Prague Uprising marked nationwide

Tennis: Muchová beats Sákkari to advance to Madrid quarterfinals
Tennis: Muchová beats Sákkari to advance to Madrid quarterfinals

Uherské Hradiště summer film school postponed till August
Uherské Hradiště summer film school postponed till August

MPs debate new Building Act, park administration among sticking points
MPs debate new Building Act, park administration among sticking points

Billionaire brothers who co-founded Walmark to donate 30 pct of assets to charity
Billionaire brothers who co-founded Walmark to donate 30 pct of assets to charity

Country’s public broadcasters slam proposal for asset declarations
Country’s public broadcasters slam proposal for asset declarations

Emotions run high in lower house as MPs accuse deputy prime minister of treason
Emotions run high in lower house as MPs accuse deputy prime minister of treason

EU survey: Czechs at the bottom when it comes to trust in government
A newly released Eurobarometer survey places the Czech Republic at the bottom of the EU ladder when it comes to trust in government. Faith in the country’s democratic system is also down. Meanwhile, trust in the EU has risen slightly, with most Czechs believing that the union should prioritise rapid access to safe and effective vaccines.

Former doubles Wimbledon champion Barbora Strýcová announces retirement
Former doubles Wimbledon champion Barbora Strýcová announces retirement

Supreme State Attorney speaks out in Hamáček’s defence
Supreme State Attorney speaks out in Hamáček’s defence

National Museum and National Gallery welcome first visitors after months of lockdown
Two leading Czech cultural institutions, the National Museum and the National Gallery, opened their doors to the public on Tuesday. Among the major attractions is the ongoing exhibition Kings of the Sun at the National Museum’s historical building on Wenceslas Square and a retrospective of Toyen’s art in Prague’s Waldstein Riding School.

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Covid epidemic slowing
Covid epidemic slowing

CZECH MADE - Velorex
Velorex is the name of a unique, three wheeled vehicle which runs on a motorcycle engine. It was designed by brothers František and Mojmír Stránský during World War Two.

President’s Office: Zeman’s letter to Putin confidential
President’s Office: Zeman’s letter to Putin confidential

PM denies any involvement in Hamáček’s planned visit to Russia
PM denies any involvement in Hamáček’s planned visit to Russia

Deputy PM accused of wanting to hush up Russian involvement in blasts in return for Sputnik vaccines
Deputy PM accused of wanting to hush up Russian involvement in blasts in return for Sputnik vaccines

Further easing of measures on May 10
Further easing of measures on May 10

Czechs’ trust in their government lowest in EU
Czechs’ trust in their government lowest in EU

Snow leopard at Plzeň Zoo
Visitors of the Plzeň Zoo could catch a rare glimpse of the snow leopard last week. These wildcats have resided in the zoo since 2004, but are usually quite shy.

Hairdressers, yes. Tattoo parlours, no. Select services open as Covid-19 restrictions are relaxed
As of Monday, life in the Czech Republic is returning to a relative degree of normalcy. A relaxation of government anti-coronavirus restrictions has seen the return of many students to the classroom, and the reopening of some services, cultural and tourist venues. But conditions vary from region to region – depending on the respective rate of infection.  

“I guess they noticed my work”, Věra Jourová banned from visiting Russia
The Russian Federation banned eight EU citizens from visiting the country on Friday, among them is Czech Vice President of the European Commission Věra Jourová. Moscow says this is in retaliation to EU sanctions issued in March. Ms Jourova believes she was put on the list due to her role in upholding human rights and combating disinformation.

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Czech economy does unexpectedly well during lockdown
Czech economy does unexpectedly well during lockdown

Police investigating contamination of Bílina River
Police investigating contamination of Bílina River

Czech Republic improves its cybersecurity following spate of attacks
Czech Republic improves its cybersecurity following spate of attacks

Hairdressers and personal care services reopen
Hairdressers and personal care services reopen

US Secretary of State expresses solidarity with Czechia over Russian row
US Secretary of State expresses solidarity with Czechia over Russian row

Covid-19: Sunday sees fewest new cases since early September
Covid-19: Sunday sees fewest new cases since early September

Four Czech projects succeeded in Central European social innovation competition
Four Czech projects succeeded in Central European social innovation competition

Covid-19 vaccine registration open to people 50-54 as of May 5
Covid-19 vaccine registration open to people 50-54 as of May 5

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Tennis: Karolína Muchová defeats Naomi Osaka in Madrid
Tennis: Karolína Muchová defeats Naomi Osaka in Madrid

Ex-health minister: 100,000 vaccinations needed each day
Ex-health minister: 100,000 vaccinations needed each day

Covid-19: fewest new cases for a Saturday in eight months
Covid-19: fewest new cases for a Saturday in eight months

Prague Castle complex open to public on Monday with new exhibitions
Prague Castle complex open to public on Monday with new exhibitions

Josef Václav Myslivček:  Il (divino) Boemo
Josef Václav Mysliveček was a famous 18th century Czech composer and a friend and teacher to Mozart. He spent most of his life in Italy, where he achieved enormous success, composing nearly thirty operas that were performed in the most famous venues across the country. Because his Slavic surname was difficult for the Italians to pronounce, he became known there as ‘Il Boemo’.

Toasting 150 years of Staropramen
The Staropramen brewery, the second largest beer producer in the country, is toasting 150 years since it put out its first batch.

Covid-19: Hundreds gather at Prague’s Střelecký Island, Letná plein, to protest restrictions
Covid-19: Hundreds gather at Prague’s Střelecký Island, Letná plein, to protest restrictions

Number of old-age pensions drops first time in two decades
Number of old-age pensions drops first time in two decades

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WWII-era unexploded bomb found in Opava region
WWII-era unexploded bomb found in Opava region

Some 30 Communists turn out for Prague May Day event
Some 30 Communists turn out for Prague May Day event

Prague Spring concerts to be held before reduced audiences
Prague Spring concerts to be held before reduced audiences

Čarodějnice: Firefighters responded to 91 ‘witch-burning’ fires
Čarodějnice: Firefighters responded to 91 ‘witch-burning’ fires

Covid-19: over 1mn Czech residents fully vaccinated
Covid-19: over 1mn Czech residents fully vaccinated

Russia imposes entry ban on Czech EU commission VP Věra Jourová, seven other officials
Russia imposes entry ban on Czech EU commission VP Věra Jourová, seven other officials

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Communist-era heritage conservation focus of new research
How did the Communist regime approach heritage conservation? What led to the devastation of so many historical monuments? And why did some buildings survive while others were knocked down? These are just some of the questions addressed in a new research launched by historians from the Czech Academy of Sciences.

When all frogs are princes: Czech hybrids (with no females) resorts to ‘sexual parasitism’, cloning
Czech scientists monitoring a green frog population in the Odra River Basin for twenty years have yet to find a female of the species. Known in Czech as the Skokan zelený (which translates as “Green Jumper”), the species are found in wetlands throughout Europe, and also known as the Common Water Frog, Green Frog – or Edible Frog. While they are on the menu in France, in the Czech Republic they are protected by law as a highly endangered species. Only in the Poodří wetlands is there a purely male population. How can this be?

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Economic growth down by 2.1 percent year-on-year
Economic growth down by 2.1 percent year-on-year

Czech doctors fear epidemic of non-Covid diseases
Czech doctors fear epidemic of non-Covid diseases

Police charge man who threatened prime minister
Police charge man who threatened prime minister

Epidemic slowing, first case of Indian mutation confirmed
Epidemic slowing, first case of Indian mutation confirmed

Czech scientist Julie Dobrovolná on measuring stress
Czech scientist Julie Dobrovolná has devoted a significant part of her career to the research of stress. She is currently heading a team at Masaryk University’s RECETOX centre, which is developing a new method of measuring stress.

Govt approves further opening of schools, shops, cultural venues
Govt approves further opening of schools, shops, cultural venues

Thousands demonstrate against President Zeman over ‘traitorous’ Vrbětice stance
Thousands demonstrate against President Zeman over ‘traitorous’ Vrbětice stance

Czech MPs approve same-sex marriage bill, timing of vote uncertain
Czech MPs approve same-sex marriage bill, timing of vote uncertain

MEPs call for coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in solidarity with Czechs
MEPs call for coordinated expulsion of Russian diplomats in solidarity with Czechs

New book highlights historic meeting of Václav Havel and Dalai Lama
A new book about the historic meeting of the late Czech president Václav Havel and His Holiness the Dalai Lama is set to be published in the Czech Republic later this year. The meeting in February 1990 marked a significant milestone in Czech-Tibetan relations and the beginning of a life-long friendship between the late Czech president and the Tibetan spiritual leader.

Shakespeare Summer Festival is set to begin on June 28
Shakespeare Summer Festival is set to begin on June 28

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České dráhy posts CZK 4.1bn loss in 2020 due to pandemic
České dráhy posts CZK 4.1bn loss in 2020 due to pandemic

Political scientist Jiří Pehe: We are seeing a struggle over who will lead the next government
In recent days the two center-right election groupings on the Czech political scene have become increasingly vocal about their aim to bring down the minority government of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The grouping Spolu (comprising the Civic Democrats, Christian Democrats and TOP 09) wants to rally support for a vote of no-confidence in the government, while the Pirate Party and the Mayors and Independents would prefer to bring about a dissolution of the lower house and early elections. Neither has enough support for their goal – and with regular elections just six months away – why are they doing it? A question for political scientist Jiří Pehe.   

Czech MPs resume debate on legalising same-sex marriage, after two-year break
Czech MPs resume debate on legalising same-sex marriage, after two-year break

Replica of historic Czech wooden church in Třinec-Guty to open June 6
Replica of historic Czech wooden church in Třinec-Guty to open June 6

Environment Ministry officials slam proposal to transfer nature protection to building authorities
Environment Ministry officials slam proposal to transfer nature protection to building authorities

Covid-19: over 100,000 people aged 55-59 register for vaccine on day one
Covid-19: over 100,000 people aged 55-59 register for vaccine on day one

Palacký University in Olomouc to have new rector
Palacký University in Olomouc to have new rector

Covid cases continue drop, down 16 pct on Wednesday
Covid cases continue drop, down 16 pct on Wednesday

State Institute for Drug Control says materials for Sputnik V assessment insufficient
State Institute for Drug Control says materials for Sputnik V assessment insufficient

Testing in schools and companies at least until end of May
Testing in schools and companies at least until end of May

Czech wooden puppets heading to South Korea
Wooden marionettes from the east Bohemian town of Chrudim are heading to South Korea to be part of a large exhibition dedicated to Czech puppetry. The exhibition, prepared in cooperation with Czech Centres and the Czech Embassy in Korea, will get underway in the Seoul Museum of History at the start of June.

Czech Film Archive pairs classic silent films and modern music for cinémathèque festival
Through June, the National Film Archive in Prague is presenting a series of Czech films from before the age of “talkies”. It is part of a wider European project which aims to acquaint the public – especially younger viewers – with classic silent films.

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Velorex - How tinkering in a wartime workshop led to one of Czechia’s most famous vehicles
Velorex is the name of a unique, three wheeled vehicle which runs on a motorcycle engine. It was designed by brothers František and Mojmír Stránský during World War Two. Over 15,000 Velorex’s were made until the 1970s. Today, thousands of these machines are still registered in the Czech Republic and have become somewhat of a collectors item among historical vehicle enthusiasts.

Czech Republic sending oxygen to Covid-ravaged India
Czech Republic sending oxygen to Covid-ravaged India

People between 55 and 59 can register for Covid vaccine
People between 55 and 59 can register for Covid vaccine

Czech Republic to host ICOM conference of leading world museums and galleries
Czech Republic to host ICOM conference of leading world museums and galleries

Epidemic slowing, lowest Tuesday increase in cases in 6 months
Epidemic slowing, lowest Tuesday increase in cases in 6 months

Supreme Court rejects Walderode property claim
Supreme Court rejects Walderode property claim

MEPs to debate EU response to Czech charge Russian spies caused deadly 2014 explosion
MEPs to debate EU response to Czech charge Russian spies caused deadly 2014 explosion

Supreme Court to rule on Walderode family claim to assets worth CZK 3 bn
Supreme Court to rule on Walderode family claim to assets worth CZK 3 bn

Agrofert firms named in EC audit got CZK 155mn from Czech state
Agrofert firms named in EC audit got CZK 155mn from Czech state

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Czechia’s access to EU money under threat as EC plans deeper probe into conflict of interest
The European Commission (EC) is planning to investigate whether its rules regarding conflict of interest are being regularly breached in the Czech Republic, according to EC Vice President Věra Jourová. The statement comes days after Prime Minister Andrej Babiš was definitively found to be in a conflict of interest by an EC audit, which states that he still controls Agrofert, the company he founded, via trust funds.

Hungary Today

Gov’t Won’t Offer Cash For Getting Vaccinated Despite Slowing Covid Vaccination Rate

Since last week’s exceptionally favorable vaccination rate in Hungary, people’s interest in getting a jab has noticeably begun to decline. Despite the slowing down, Hungary does not plan to pay money to citizens who are willing to be vaccinated. The government believes that in addition to their information campaign, the vaccination certificate which offers various […]

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Orbán in Porto: EU’s Security Hinges on Coronavirus Vaccination

The security of Europe depends on the vaccination rate of its population, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a video recorded in Porto, in Portugal, and published on Facebook on Friday. Speaking ahead of a European Union summit meeting focusing on social security, Orbán said that the community could only be made socially secure “if […]

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IT Minister: Minimum Wage Regulations Should Remain Member State Competency

Hungary accepts the European Union’s guidelines on the minimum wage but maintains that the issue should be regulated by the member states, László Palkovics, the innovation and technology minister, said after talks with Ana Mendes Godinho, the Portuguese labour and social affairs minister, in Porto on Friday. At the talks ahead of the EU’s summit […]

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Budapest Municipal Court Rejects Klubrádió Appeal over 92.9 MHz

The Budapest Municipal Court on Friday upheld the decision of Hungary’s top media authority to strip government-critical commercial Klubrádió from the use of the 92.9 MHz frequency. Klubrádió challenged the National Media and Communications Authority’s (NMHH) decision in court in March, when the body closed a tender for the frequency without declaring a winner. The […]

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Health Authority Lifts Bird Flu Restrictions in Hajdú-Bihar

Hungarian food safety authority Nébih on Friday lifted restrictions imposed earlier due to avian flu identified in eastern Hungary’s Hajdú-Bihar county. No new infection has been reported in the Nádudvar area since April 13, the authority said. If no further cases were reported distribution of poultry from the area could resume to domestic and EU […]

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AUVA reicht´s: Grazer Notärztin fristlos entlassen
Die Corona-Impfung bezeichnete sie als „Experiment“, zuletzt eskalierte der Einsatz in einer Impfstraße völlig: „Nach Bekanntwerden dieses Vorfalls wurde das Dienstverhältnis der Ärztin mit sofortiger Wirkung durch Entlassung beendet“, heißt es dazu von der AUVA, dem Betreiber des Unfallkrankenhauses Graz.

Frauen in Salzburg zur Prostitution gezwungen
Geködert, eingesperrt und mit Prügeln zu Sex mit unzähligen Männern gezwungen - mindestens vier junge Mädchen sollen in einer Wohnung in der Salzburger Innenstadt ein regelrechtes Martyrium durchlebt haben. Nun klickten für zwei mutmaßliche Menschenhändler in Ungarn durch Spezialeinheiten die Handschellen.

So soll der neue „Meinl am Graben“ aussehen
Kaviar, Trüffel, 400 Käsespezialitäten und vieles mehr findet sich beim „Meinl am Graben“. Begonnen hat es an dieser Adresse in den 1950er-Jahren mit einer Greißlerei. Heute ist der Meinl in der Wiener Innenstadt weltweit bekannt. Nun wird der Gourmet-Treff umgebaut - und erstrahlt im Herbst in neuem Glanz.

Ab ans Meer? Wie Reisen zu Pfingsten möglich ist
Ab dem 19. Mai lockert Österreich die Vorgaben bei Einreisen aus vielen EU-Ländern. Aber auch die Heimkehr wird ohne Quarantäne leichter. Die „Krone“ hat die aktuelle Urlaubs-Checkliste.

Freisprüche und Haft im Linzer Jihadisten-Prozess
„Hier geht es um radikalen Islamismus“, sagte der Staatsanwalt zu Beginn des Jihadisten-Prozesses in Linz. Was er damit meinte, zeigten die folgenden acht Verhandlungstage. Am Ende aber gab es trotz Freisprüchen vom Vorwurf der Staatsfeindlichen Verbindung Haftstrafen für einen Prediger und zwei Mitangeklagte.

Trump-Regierung überwachte Handys von Journalisten
Die Regierung von Ex-US-Präsident Donald Trump hat laut der „Washington Post“ vor vier Jahren heimlich die Telefone von Journalisten überwacht. Wie die Zeitung am Freitag berichtete, sind die beiden Reporter Ellen Nakashima und Greg Miller sowie ihr früherer Kollege Adam Entous darüber informiert worden, dass dem US-Justizministerium private und berufliche Telefon- und Mobilfunkdaten aus der Zeit von April bis Juli 2017 vorliegen.

Italiener sollen auch im Urlaub geimpft werden
Italien will seine zügig voranschreitende Impfkampagne auch im Sommer nicht unterbrechen, wenn viele Menschen in die zahlreichen Urlaubsorte des Landes strömen. Deshalb sollen die Bürger auch außerhalb ihres Wohnorts geimpft werden. Damit werden sich die Italiener auch in den Ferien immunisieren lassen können, wie aus einem Plan der Regionen hervorgeht. Eine halbe Million Impfungen werden derzeit täglich durchgeführt. 

China warnt UN-Staaten vor Uiguren-Veranstaltung
China hat die Mitgliedsstaaten der Vereinten Nationen aufgefordert, nicht an der von Deutschland, den USA und Großbritannien geplanten virtuellen Veranstaltung zum Thema der unterdrückten Minderheit der Uiguren in Xinjiang (autonomes Gebiet im Nordwesten Chinas) teilzunehmen. Dies ging aus einer Erklärung von Chinas UN-Mission hervor, die der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters vorliegt.

Napoleons Urururgroßneffe liebt eine Habsburgerin
Am 5. Mai jährte sich der Tod des französischen Kaisers und Feldherrn zum 200. Mal. Der Korse bleibt umstritten. Mit dem Haus Habsburg gibt es eine spezielle Geschichte - und Hochzeiten bis in die Gegenwart.

Corona-Krise: Kurz kämpft um den Grünen Pass
Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) will auf dem EU-Gipfel „für die schnelle Umsetzung des Grünen Passes auf europäischer Ebene kämpfen“. Der Kanzler weiß aber auch, dass sich unter den Mitgliedsstaaten wegen unterschiedlicher Voraussetzungen Hürden auftürmen. Es droht ein Tohuwabohu zu Beginn der Reisesaison.

65.392 Seiten sorgen für heftigen Polit-Krach
Finanzminister Gernot Blümel gerät einmal mehr ins Kreuzfeuer der Kritik: Dass der Türkise erst kurz vor einer drohenden Exekution Akten an den U-Ausschuss lieferte, nehmen ihm neben der Opposition auch Top-Juristen und der Koalitionspartner übel. Wie es zur Verzögerung kam und was überhaupt ausgedruckt wurde.

„37 Euro netto am Tag - das ist nicht verkraftbar“
Es ist - gemessen am Rückgang des Bruttoinlandsprodukts - die größte Wirtschaftskrise seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Das trifft nicht zuletzt die Arbeitnehmerinnen und Arbeitnehmer, für die die Regierung stets beteuert, alles getan zu haben. Die Opposition sieht das naturgemäß anders. Was geschafft wurde, und was fehlt, das besprechen diese Woche bei „Moment Mal“ Gewerkschafter und Nationalratsabgeordneter Josef Muchitsch (SPÖ) sowie Klubobmann und Obmann des ÖAAB August Wöginger (ÖVP) mit Damita Pressl.

Sozialgipfel: Regierung bei Mindestlohn gespalten
In der portugiesischen Küstenstadt Porto kommen die EU-Staats- und Regierungschefs am Freitagnachmittag zu einem Gipfel über Sozialthemen zusammen. Bundeskanzler Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) ist mit Arbeitsminister und Parteikollegen Martin Kocher angereist. Am Samstag beraten die EU-Spitzen darüber hinaus über die Coronakrise und den wirtschaftlichen Wiederaufbau. Für Spannungen sorgten im Vorfeld die unterschiedlichen Haltungen in der türkis-grünen Koalition zur EU-Mindeslohnrichtlinie.

Neuer Koalitionskrach wegen Langzeitarbeitslosen
Der ÖVP-Wirtschaftsbund möchte, dass Langzeitarbeitslose Jobs in ganz Österreich annehmen müssen und ihr Arbeitslosengeld auf unter 40 Prozent gesenkt wird. SPÖ, FPÖ und Gewerkschaft reagieren empört. Widerstand kommt auch vom Koalitionspartner, den Grünen.

Anti-Terror-Paket: Fußfessel, Imame-Register & Co.
Die Regierung hat sich auf das als Reaktion auf den Anschlag in der Wiener Innenstadt konzipierte Anti-Terror-Paket verständigt. Es wird - wie erwartet - einen eigenen Straftatbestand für religiös motivierten Extremismus geben. Zudem wird die Möglichkeit geschaffen, einschlägig verurteilte Täter während der Bewährung per Fußfessel zu überwachen.

Wolf zu MAN in Steyr: „Will nicht mit Jobs pokern“
Der Investor und Manager Sigfried Wolf hat in der ORF-„ZiB2“ sein Angebot an die Belegschaft des MAN-Werks in Steyr verteidigt und einen verbesserten Vorschlag in Aussicht gestellt. Es habe sich zudem die Kooperation mit einem weiteren Investor ergeben. Mit seiner Beteiligung wolle er verhindern, dass „Steyr das Detroit von Österreich wird“.

Größtenteils geheim: Die Liste der Corona-Hilfen
Sie ist die größte Geldverteilungsmaschine der Zweiten Republik: Die Covid-19-Finanzierungsagentur des Bundes, kurz: COFAG. Über Nacht war sie zu Beginn der Pandemie vor mehr als einem Jahr aus dem Boden gestampft worden, über Monate hatte sie sich viel Kritik gefallen lassen müssen. Vor allem von den kleineren Unternehmern, die den Prozess der Antragsstellung als zu bürokratisch, den der Auszahlung als zu schleppend monierten. Das Finanzministerium rühmt sich dennoch, dass bereits rund 36 Milliarden Euro an Corona-Hilfen zugesagt oder ausbezahlt worden wären.

Hochzeit ohne Sekt? Skurrile Regeln für Öffnung
Die Öffnungs-Verordnung soll Anfang nächster Woche fertig sein. Dem Entwurf ist durchaus Skurriles zu entnehmen: Ab 19. Mai darf man etwa wieder mit 50 Gästen heiraten - aber keinen Sekt trinken. Und in kleinen Lokalen haben mitunter nur ein bis zwei Tische Platz. Hier einige Eckpunkte, die bereits als sicher gelten.

Hörgerätefirma schluckt Sennheiser-Kopfhörersparte
Der Schweizer Hörgerätehersteller Sonova baut sein Angebot aus. Das für die Marke Phonak bekannte Unternehmen übernimmt laut Angaben von Sonova die Sennheiser Consumer Division und damit vor allem das Geschäft mit Kopfhörern für Privatkunden.

Indische Mutation in England „besorgniserregend“
Während sowohl britische Wissenschaftler als auch die WHO die erstmals in Indien aufgetauchte Corona-Variante als nicht deutlich gefährlicher als die bisherigen Varianten einstuften, deklarierte England B.1617.2 nun als „besorgniserregend“. Sie habe sich dabei als ansteckender erwiesen als andere Varianten, so die Erklärung.

Unbemanntes Schiff überquert erstmals den Atlantik
Selbstfahrende Autos sind mancherorts bereits auf der Straße unterwegs. Autonom navigierende Schiffe sind hingegen ein Novum: Am 15. Mai soll das erste seiner Art zur Jungfernfahrt über den Atlantik starten - wenn das Wetter und die britischen Behörden es zulassen.

LIVE ab 17 Uhr: SCR Altach gegen Austria Wien
Mit Jochen Fallmann als Vertreter des erkrankten Peter Stöger und frischen Kräften ist die Austria zum Bundesliga-Spiel in Altach aufgebrochen. Für die Wiener zählt im „Ländle“ am Samstag nur ein Sieg, um einerseits an den in der Qualifikationsgruppe führenden Hartbergern dran zu bleiben und andererseits die SV Ried nicht im Nacken zu haben. Zwei Zähler fehlen der Austria vier Runden vor Saisonende auf die Steirer, die Innviertler liegen drei Punkte hinter den Wienern. Mit dem LIVETICKER von sportkrone.at sind Sie dabei.

Umfrage: Sollen Geimpfte wieder alles dürfen?
Friseurbesuche ohne Maske, endlich mal wieder verreisen - oder aus Solidarität warten, bis alle immunisiert sind? Die „Krone“ hat zwei Generationen zu ihrer Meinung befragt.

63% aller Berechtigten haben Impfung oder Termin
Großer Andrang auf den kleinen Stich: Bereits 63 Prozent aller Impfberechtigten in NÖ haben eine Impfung oder einen Termin dafür.

„Bei den Jüngeren ist aktuell noch Luft nach oben“
Die Bereitschaft in der Bevölkerung für den „Anti-Corona-Piks“ wird laut oberösterreichs führenden Köpfen in der Impfkoordination immer größer. Und voraussichtlich mit Anfang Juni können sich auch alle - egal welchen Alters - anmelden. Zur gleichen Zeit will man auch mit den Impfungen in 140 oö. Betrieben beginnen.

„Unsere Mama feiert im Himmel Muttertag“
Mitten aus dem Leben gerissen wurde ein junge Mutter aus dem Südburgenland. Vor den Augen ihrer beiden kleinen Söhne brach die Frau leblos zusammen. Auch die Kunst der Ärzte konnte sie nicht retten. Zurück bleiben zwei Buben und ein junger Vater. Neben der Trauer plagen den Witwer nun auch Existenzsorgen.

96 Punkte für Blaufränkisch aus Gols in den USA
Andreas und Hans Michael Nittnaus stehen für Beständigkeit, Handschlagqualität, Familiengeschichte, aber auch für einen neuen Blick auf das Ganze - Ihre Weine sind schon vielfach, auch international ausgezeichnet worden. Letztens auch in den USA.

Ein Geständnis, aber das Motiv bleibt ein Rätsel
Kerzen vor dem weiß-goldenen Zaun des Wohnhauses in Wals veranschaulichen die Trauer und Bestürzung. Helga B. (50) und ihre direkt gegenüber wohnende gleichnamige Mutter (76) waren Teil des Dorflebens. Jetzt sind sie tot. Erschossen vom Salzburger Gottfried O. (51). Er gestand, sagt aber nichts zum „Warum“.

Wolfberger bemerkte fremde Burschen in seinem Auto
Am Weg zur Toilette bemerkte ein Wolfsberger in der Nacht auf Samstag einen Jugendlichen in seinem Auto sitzen. Der Pkw war vor dem Wohnhaus des 56-Jährigen abgestellt. Er alarmierte sofort die Polizei. Eine Fahndung wurde ausgelöst.

Tirols SPÖ-Chef ruft zur Schweigeminute auf
Die bisher elf österreichweiten Frauenmorde erschüttern Tirols SPÖ-Landesparteiobmann Georg Dornauer. Daher ruft er am Muttertag um 12 Uhr landesweit zur Schweigeminute auf. Zudem fordert er unter anderem mehr Aufklärung von Männern und mehr Schutzräume für Frauen. 

Gesundheitslandesrätin Martina Rüscher geimpft
Unter den mittlerweile über 130.000 Corona-Geimpften in Vorarlberg ist nun auch Gesundheitslandesrätin Martina Rüscher (48). Sie folgte der Einladung, die sie altersgemäß laut Impfplan des Landes erhalten hatte. Per automatischer Zuteilung erhielt die Andelsbucherin die Impfung in der Pilot-Impfpraxis in Schwarzenberg.