Incoming minister ponders Czech food quotas

The incoming agriculture minister, Marian Jurečka of the Christian Democrats, is considering introducing quotas for Czech food products in supermarkets. Under the proposal, retail chains would have to offer a certain share of locally-produced foodstuffs, Mr Jurečka told reporters on Friday, adding he was planning to visit Slovakia to learn more about their system of food products origin declaration. The incoming minister also noted the legislation would have to undergo thorough legal scrutiny to comply with EU law.

Author: Jan Richter