Government to discuss easing of partial prohibition late Wednesday


The Czech government is expected late Wednesday to announce concrete steps to ease the ban on spirits. As a result, newly-produced hard liquor – marked with new tax stamps – could be allowed on the market within a matter of days. Restaurant owners and salespeople are to be given 60 days to acquire certificates for alcohol they have in storage. Alcohol without certification is to be destroyed; previously opened bottles at drinking establishments must also be poured out.