Czech agriculture minister blames supermarket chains for high egg prices

Czech Agriculture Minister Petr Bendl has accused supermarket chains of taking advantage of the egg shortage. Speaking in Brussels on Tuesday, Mr Bendl said people should not buy large quantities of eggs, and wait for the prices to go down. Prices of eggs skyrocketed in the Czech Republic in recent months due to EU regulations on hen cages; these inhibit import of eggs from countries that have not yet adopted the new rules.

Author: Jan Richter