Czech government to sue EC over denaturated alcohol guidelines

The Czech government has decided to sue the European Commission over the new denaturated alcohol guidelines that are to come into effect as of August 2017. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said the government’s decision was a last-ditch effort to prevent their introduction. He said the new guidelines create space for tax-evasion and need to be revised. According to the new EU guidelines denaturated alcohol would be exempt from excise duties.