When it comes to gender equality, Brussels is getting better, but not fast enough, Politico says in reference to its annual list of most influential women in the EU. A record number of women were elected to the European Parliament in 2019, bringing their representation closer to the 40 percent mark. Certainly not equal, but an improvement, the news site notes, hailing the fact that the European Commission is now led by a woman, Ursula von der Leyen, who, it says has almost managed to achieve a gender-balanced College of Commissioners.
The Czech finance minister has said the government’s proposal to introduce a digital tax could be postponed till next year and the proposed tax could be cut from 7 to 5 percent. The statement comes following a warning from the US ambassador to Prague about possible retaliatory measures by the Trump administration and concerns voiced by leading Czech exporters who fear damage to Czech-American business relations.
Prague City councillors are discussing plans to save the long-disused Vyšehrad Train Station. Located near the ancient Vyšehrad fortification and the Charles University Botanic Gardens, the striking Art Nouveau building has been falling into disrepair for years. One of the proposals suggests that the building could serve as a permanent exhibition space for the Slav Epic, a famous cycle of paintings by Alfons Mucha.