Minister Ambrozek cancels problematic decree

Environment Minister Libor Ambrozek has had to cancel a decree that took effect two weeks ago and was intended to curb illegal waste imports from Germany. The decree proved problematic since hundreds of lorries carrying material for recycling could not cross the border because of it, thereby damaging Czech recycling companies. The decree also stipulated that used paper and plastics could only be imported with the ministry's written consent and the ministry was reportedly flooded with applications.