published: 13.09.2012, 00:05 | updated: 13.09.2012 06:45:24
Prague - The best protection against bootleg alcohol is not to drink alcoholic beverages at all, particularly if no one can be sure at a market place, at a stall and even in a regular shop, Jiri Leschtina writes in daily Hospodarske noviny today.
That poisonous barrels and bottles appear across the Czech Republic, including in legal shops, indicates that this no "black" distiller, but a bigger producer, professional or may be even an organised mafia, Leschtina writes.
It is embarrassing that the police seem to be helpless. In this situation the government-imposed ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages at stalls is a step in the correct direction, but only half-hearted, Leschtina writes.
It cannot be ruled that methanol may appear in shops, pubs and even hypermarkets. The logical step would be to apply the ban across the board, Leschtina writes.
Irrespective of whether Europe needs a bank union, or not, the effort to push it through within a couple months as if this were an entirely common proposal, is dangerous, Ondrej Houska writes elsewhere in Hospodarske noviny.
He is commenting on the German Constitutional Court´s consent to the creation of the ESM rescue fund today.
Leschtina writes, however, that politicians should fight in election campaigns in their countries over whether such progress in integration is needed, may be people should decide about it in referendum.
People would be justified in their possible opposition to their money being used somewhere else, and particularly without their agreement, Houska writes.
Martin Weiss writes in Lidove noviny on the same theme that the architects of the euro knew that the project is not complete, but they did not talk about it before the broad strata and believed that the Europeans would be so much integrated by then that they would swallow up a common state, Weiss writes.
The need has arisen now rather dramatically and the Europeans want a political union even less than before, Weiss writes.
That is why the architects have started to build a bank union without telling people that it will lead to a political union, Weiss writes.
He says they are bringing in the euro zone even countries outside it, even though 84 percent of people are against the euro in Sweden, for instance.
They follow this line in order to involve all in the problems and to close any way back, Weiss writes.
He writes that this tantamount to extinguishing fire with petrol and that it will end up badly, Weiss writes.
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