Czech Spirit Makers Slam Government Decision To Freeze All Sales And Exports Of Hard Alcohol

The EU country temporarily banned the sale of spirits in shops and pubs last Friday – a dramatic move in one of the world’s heaviest-drinking nations – after 23 people died and others went blind drinking bootleg alcohol laced with methanol.

The restriction was extended to exports on Thursday evening, under pressure from the European Union. Prime Minister Petr Necas said he had heard the bloc was preparing to impose its own ban and decided to make a pre-emptive move.

Source: Reuters