There is a sufficient quantity of food reserves in the Czech Republic, with food processors having prepared plans and supply routes secured, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has asked Czechs to stop panic buying in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Agriculture Ministry stressing that people do not need to horde food. However, in some goods, such as pork, self-sufficiency is not present, the Czech News Agency reports.
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.
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