Czech President allegedly hit with hotel smoking bill

A magazine has claimed that the Czech president Miloš Zeman was hit with a £1,600 cleaning bill after he flouted non-smoking rules while staying in a UK hotel during last year's NATO summit.

Radisson Blu, Bristol.

Radisson Blu, Bristol. Image by Robert Cutts / CC BY 2.0

Weekly magazine Respekt alleges that Bristol's Radisson Blu hotel sent the bill to the self-confessed nicotine addict for smoking in his hotel room, and claims it was paid by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, though the Ministry denies any knowledge of the charge. The Czech Republic has yet to catch up with the rest of Europe when it comes to anti-smoking legislation. Read more: praguepost.com

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