Court orders Lesy ČR to stop felling trees in state-owned forests near Tábor

A Czech court has ordered the national forestry company Lesy ČR to stop logging trees in state-owned forests near Tábor – property slated to be returned to church organisations under the Church restitution bill. The company was operating in the area to clear damage from storms, a representative made clear. The bishopric in České Budějovice had petitioned the court to freeze all activity until restitution had been fully resolved. Two of the three parties negotiating on a new government have taken issue with Church restitution, or parts of the bill, considering the current state of the Czech economy.

Author: Jan Velinger