The road signs in cities and towns of the Czech Republic warn that only those drivers – who have made a special payment – are allowed to enter the historic city center. The payment bill is planned to be 10 times more than now. Now, this amount is 20 CZK per day but the Czech government has decided to increase it to 200 CZK.

However, it is the maximum price that can be established, depending on the decision of the cities’ and towns’ administration. People, who live in the center, their relatives and property owners do not have to pay anything. The City Council even has the right to ask for the payment, not on a daily basis, but set a fixed price, for example, for the whole year.

However, the Czech entrepreneurs do not agree with this government decision.

“Administration is just trying to ‘clean out’ the city centers to make people go shopping on the outskirts of the city. In addition, this decision by the government will raise the cost of many services. Let’s imagine someone, coming to the city center to repair something, who had to pay CZK 200, and would include this fee in a bill that the customer would have to cover”, – suggested Karel Havlíček, the director of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Czech Republic.

Also, the prices in the shops might be increased. The reason is that suppliers of goods will charge shops the cost of the entry, and shops, respectively, will add it to the price of goods they sell.[:cs]The road signs in cities and towns of the Czech Republic warn that only those drivers – who have made a special payment – are allowed to enter the historic city center. The payment bill is planned to be 10 times more than now. Now, this amount is 20 CZK per day but the Czech government has decided to increase it to 200 CZK.

However, it is the maximum price that can be established, depending on the decision of the cities’ and towns’ administration. People, who live in the center, their relatives and property owners do not have to pay anything. The City Council even has the right to ask for the payment, not on a daily basis, but set a fixed price, for example, for the whole year.

However, the Czech entrepreneurs do not agree with this government decision.

“Administration is just trying to ‘clean out’ the city centers to make people go shopping on the outskirts of the city. In addition, this decision by the government will raise the cost of many services. Let’s imagine someone, coming to the city center to repair something, who had to pay CZK 200, and would include this fee in a bill that the customer would have to cover”, – suggested Karel Havlíček, the director of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises of the Czech Republic.

Also, the prices in the shops might be increased. The reason is that suppliers of goods will charge shops the cost of the entry, and shops, respectively, will add it to the price of goods they sell.