A police raid at a number of bars, restaurants and discos in Brno on Friday
caught more than 50 underage drinkers at a single establishment alone. Two
ended up in hospital and one in a jail cell (known as a drunk tank) heavily
The establishment in question faces a potential fine of one million crowns and a two-year ban.
The state-owned brewery Budějovický Budvar will invest 600 million crowns into production and development, news site iDnes reports, citing spokesman Petr Samec. According to the daily, new investment will go towards a new logistics centre and a new production line for its bottled beer. The spokesman told the daily, that the brewery was almost at full production capacity currently. Last year, the firm invested 700 million crowns and by 2020 the sum will be two billion crowns.
The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra
Jourová wants the double standard of food products in the EU to be put on
the list of illegal business practices in the EU.¨The commissioner made
the announcement at a press briefing in Prague on Friday.
This means that consumers would be in a position to sue a company over the practice. The list is to be reviewed by the Commission in April.
Meanwhile, a special working group made up of representatives from 15 EU member states is working on a control mechanism which would gradually root out the practice.
In recent years, Czech two way trade with the United Kingdom has advanced by leaps and bound. The country was already the fourth biggest Czech trade partner two years ago in 2015, following first placed Germany, Slovakia, and just trailing Poland in third place. But the current trading environment for Czechs in Britain is a tough one.
A Prague court has halted a case centred on Communist persecution of kulaks following the death of a man believed to have been the country’s oldest defendant. His alleged crimes took place in the early 1950s when Czechoslovak agriculture was being collectivised, often using extremely harsh measures.
Thousands of ducklings were burned to death in a fire at an agricultural
facility in Hlušice, East Bohemia on Friday night. Around 3,500 birds died
in the blaze, which occurred in a hall measuring about 50 by 20 metres.
The causes of the fire are being investigated, a spokesperson for the local fire service told the Czech News Agency.