Costlier eggs to trigger price rise in bread and pastries

The head of the Czech association of bakers Jaromír Dřízal has warned that the price of bread and pastries will increase further due to the higher price of eggs. Egg prices in the Czech Republic have soared since the start of the year resulting from a drop in egg production in the EU after the introduction of tighter rules on the welfare of laying hens. The price of most food products already went up at the start of this year with the introduction of a 14 percent VAT rate on food, books and some services.