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"I declare that anyone will be able to take one, two, or even more pinecones from the forest."


- Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa responding to the opposition's attacks on an amendment that would forbid cycling and horseback-riding in forests except for on marked trails. The amendment also seeks to limit the practice of picking wild mushrooms, to which the opposition responded by saying that if the amendment is passed, a child could be fined for taking a pinecone home from the woods.


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