European Commission investigating Šumava situation
In related news, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the European Commission is investigating the situation in the Šumava. According to the news website Aktualne.cz, the commission asked the ministry to explain the situation in June and a response is currently being prepared. Based on the explanation Brussels will then decide whether to bring a legal suit against the Czech Republic that could result in a large fine or other penalties. The Šumava, or Bohemian Forest, is part of the EU’s Natura 2000 network of protected habitats.