With tourist season in full effect, the Czech city of Prague is hoping to clean up its notoriously dirty streets with a new ban on littering and urinating in public places.
"However, the streets and squares in the centre are still full of cigarette butts, chewing gums and other waste today."
"It is too early to see the results of the directive, Frantisek Hodan, from the Prague Services company, said, adding that a number of people do not know about the regulations and the first results can be apparent in about a month."
"Moreover, the directive banning drinking of alcohol at selected public places will take effect next week."
"Hodan pointed out that the situation in Prague gets paradoxically worse at the beginning of the summer holidays as the tourist season is culminating. At the same time the Prague Services work harder to clean and tidy the centre."