Czech leader pokes EU
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WASHINGTON — President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic says he dreams of membership in the European Union for all the world’s countries.
But the well-known Euro-skeptic has not suddenly changed his views. He told an audience during a Washington visit Wednesday that more members means less integration.
“I am in favour of accepting anyone in the EU,” he said at the speech at Johns Hopkins University.
Klaus’s speech Wednesday to students of international affairs was a broadside against European integration.
The Czech president also took aim at the EU reform treaty that went into effect last year. Klaus delayed its implementation by refusing to sign it, an essential step since the Czech Republic then held the EU’s rotating presidency.
— The Associated Press