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The government plans to open all of the stores from next Monday, February 22. According to Karel Havlíček, the Minister of Industry and Trade, the proposal will be discussed this Wednesday. The store workers will be required to wear FFP2 respirators. However, for customers, it will be enough to wear a regular mask. The basic requirements, such as disinfecting hands and distancing, will stay valid in every store.  Experts already agree with this decision which can save the industry and the economy. “It’s a big psychological turning point. After a long time, people will see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re playing it slowly, and if we can do it, it’s a big signal that we canContinue Reading

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The stores occupying more than 400 square meters will be required to sell the obligatory minimum of Czech-produced products, states the new proposal to the Food Act that was approved today by the Chamber of Deputies. Eight countries from the European Union have already criticized the proposal because it is discriminatory against foreign-made products.  The proposal will apply to the products which can be produced in the Czech Republic. The rule won’t apply to stores smaller than the required 400 square meters, as well as the outlets. Next year, the obligatory quota will be 55 percent with plans to grow to 73 percent in seven years.  The Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Toman doesn’t see anything problematic with the proposal beingContinue Reading