Hard alcohol ban to be lifted on September 26
Meanwhile, the Czech government intends to lift the temporary ban on hard alcohol on September 26. A special meeting of the ministries of health, agriculture, trade and finance on Wednesday night approved new measures to allow the distribution of newly produced spirits and release of the bottles that were seized last Friday. The primary solution is the printing of new, more modern duty stamps on bottles of alcohol and safety certification for the products. The ministries have been ordered to submit an analysis of the activities of state authorities, inspections and the police in fighting black market alcohol sales in the Czech Republic.