Czech President Milos Zeman said about the probable referendum for the country’s exit from the EU and NATO. “I’ll do anything to be able to Express their opinion,” commented euroskeptic sentiment in the Czech Republic Zeman, adding that he personally would vote to stay within the two institutions. “I don’t agree with those who advocate withdrawal from the EU,” in particular, said the head of state.
Loud statements of the President had time to react, the head of the Czech government. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that the country does not intend to hold such a vote about being in the European Union and NATO.
Note that the leader of the Czech Republic does not have the authority to hold a referendum: such a vote would require amending the Constitution, writes Deutsche Welle.
“The history of the referendum in the UK shows that this procedure is quite difficult” – said in a conversation with “MK” head of the Center for party and political studies of the Institute of Europe RAS Vladimir Schweitzer. – The announcement of the referendum may be only if it is enshrined in the Constitution, if a special law on the referendum or there is a decision of Parliament. Just to say, “today we are holding a referendum don’t go together. The opinion that it is necessary to hold a referendum is one thing, but the referendum is different.
I can say that now the EU will do its utmost to work with the leaders of those EU countries that they are such a referendum never carried out, because such a vote deprives the EU of the meaning of existence. From the EU is not refusing – they want to change the conditions of his existence, to shift the centre of decision-making from Brussels to the field. That’s the whole point. Statements after the British referendum can be as anyone. In propaganda terms it is understandable.”
As the DW, according to the latest public opinion polls in the Czech Republic, only a quarter of respondents satisfied with the country’s membership in the EU.
“The Czech Republic of all countries in Eastern Europe – historically the most developed in the industrial, trading – says “MK” Vladimir Schweitzer. To say that the EU is impeding or, on the contrary, this is crucial, it is impossible. The conditions associated with quota for the supply of certain goods, agricultural products,. Not everyone in the Czech Republic satisfied when decisions are made in Brussels. But this is understandable and normal. To say that the Czech Republic falls out of the General view of things, impossible. Grounds in the Czech Republic to hold a referendum and exit the EU no.
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To talk about the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia, the Czech President Milos Zeman pelted with eggs and other food during the protests. Protesters demand his immediate resignation due to the ongoing “Pro course”.
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