Thursday, February 25, 2016

Czech Out Time?

Recently we noted that public opinion in the Netherlands now favors a vote on leaving the European Union. It didn't take long for the next domino to appear and begin to wobble, hinting at a fall. The Telegraph (U.K.) reports the Czech Republic could be next in line.
The Czech Republic may choose to follow Britain out of the European Union, the country’s prime minister said, amid growing fears in Brussels of a “contagion”.

Bohuslav Sobotka said that a “Czexit” may take place. The Czech Republic only joined the EU in 2004 and has been the beneficiary of billions in development funds, but has some of the most hostile public opinion.

A Brussels decision to force the country to take in a quota of migrants caused fury. Three-fifths of Czechs said they were unhappy with EU membership and 62 percent said they would vote against it in a referendum, according to an October 2015 poll by the STEM agency.
We should add "Czexit" isn't something PM Sobotka favors. He fears it would leave the Czechs under Russian dominance.