Previous provider Taiko has won the tender to run the Christmas and Easter markets in Prague. The firm is connected by some media to controversial Prague lobbyist Roman Janoušek, who in 2014 was jailed for a hit and run.
The results of the tender were approved by the City Hall council led by Mayor of Prague Adriana Krnáčová (ANO). The winner will be contracted to annually pay CZK 4m for leasing market settings in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. The Zahrada Čech firm, owned by the Litoměřice municipality, offered to pay CZK 6m, but it was excluded from the selection. No reasons for the move were given.