Culture ministry slashes funds for new research library

The Czech culture ministry has slashed funds for a planned research library building in Ostrava, northern Moravia. The decision was made after the Czech government agreed last month that all ministries must maintain a reserve to cover unexpected expenditures caused by the economic crisis. The ministry was planning to spend 215 million crowns, or nearly 10 million US dollars, on the new library building.

Author: Jan Richter