Deputy PM: More checks on alcohol and better communication needed

Deputy Prime Minister Karolína Peake said on Wednesday that it was necessary to make checks on alcohol a greater priority and to improve communication between the agencies She was speaking after a cabinet meeting to discuss a government analysis that found that criticised the Czech state’s efforts to combat the illegal market in alcohol in the last two years. In September, the government banned the sale of all spirits for nearly two weeks after a series of deaths related to drinking bootleg liquor containing methanol; to date thirty-three people have died and several more have suffered permanent damage to their health.

Author: Ian Willoughby