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Prague Wants to Limit Alcohol in Other Places in the Center of Prague

Prague 1 wants to add more locations in the city centre to a list of places where alcohol can not be drunk on the street according to the current Decree. The intention was approved this week by the City Council.

According to the resolution of the councillors, which the city council must still approve, the ban on alcohol consumption in public would again apply to Malostranské, Anenské, Dražické, Maltézské and Velkopřevorské square, and the streets of Nerudova, Karmelitská, Mostecká, Rámová and Bílkova.

The management of the city district does not want to wait for a comprehensive amendment or a completely new decree currently being prepared by the municipality. According to the City Hall, residents of Prague 1 complain about the noise caused by drunk people in the streets.

To solve the problem as quickly as possible, the City Council, therefore, calls for the inclusion of the aforementioned areas in the existing Decree. The regulation of a city-wide decree must be prepared and approved by the municipality.

According to previous information, more than one year of the total amendment to the Decree includes a ban on alcohol drinking in public throughout Prague, which includes Prague 1, most of Prague 2 and Prague 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. In the reminders, which took place at the end of last year, the city council did not agree on the ban Prague 1 has demanded it for a long time.

The Decree Should Have Been in Force Last Year 2017

Long delays accompany the preparation of the decree. According to the information originally announced, it should have been in force at the beginning of last year. According to a spokesman  Vatman Hofman, the office will re-examine it next week.

“We have evaluated the comments we have received on the distributed draft amendment and have prepared a simpler version,” he said. He added that he will not comment on details of the text yet, as he is still in the pipeline.

However, he did not exclude that, in the light of the comments received, a total ban could be dropped from the norm across the entire area of ​​the heritage site. In the past, Pirates has criticized it, for example, according to which it would unnecessarily restrict the Prague people who want to sit in the centre in the park or in the crowd with their friends.

The Decree prohibiting drinking in selected public areas began to apply in 2008 and lists the ban’s places. Since then, it has been amended several times, most recently in 2013, when the number of sites has doubled against the original text. Now the ban applies to more than eight hundred places.



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