PM Rusnok: coal mining limits “obsolete”

The Czech interim government will consider abolishing limits imposed on brown coal mining in north Bohemia, Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok said. Speaking during a visit to the northern Most region, Mr Rusnok said the limits were obsolete and threatened to increase unemployment in the region. The mining limits were imposed in the early 1990s to protect some north Bohemian communities from destruction. Proposals to abolish them have since been regularly discussed among Czech politicians and industry leaders.

Author: Jan Richter