Debating EU enlargement – Czech Republic
Charles Bridge and the Vltava River in Prague. Photo: Alan Grant

In the run-up to the Czech EU Presidency in autumn 2008 VĂ¡clav Klaus’ strongly critical remarks on Europe have received wide international attention. In a divided government and a divided ruling party the President’s voice carries considerable weight. But are the Czechs really “Eurosceptics”?

Find out more about the Czechs and the EU, on public attitudes towards further EU enlargement and Czech links to South Eastern Europe, or download our manual on the Czech enlargement debate, featuring key people leading this debate in government, civil society and media.

16 February 2009