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Czech Republic: A Paradise for Eurosceptics?


The Czech Republic is a peculiar case of a persistently Eurosceptic country. Despite the fact that the country´s economy has been growing very fast in recent years and its unemployment rate is the lowest in the EU, recent Eurobarometer opinion polls suggest that Czechs express more wariness regarding European integration than the notoriously Eurosceptic Brits. Czech Euroscepticism consists of a mixture of the dashed hopes of a fast catching up process with the richer EU member states, the traditional Czech suspicion towards great powers, and a pinch of the general Czech dislike of grand visions of any kind.


  • Dashed Hopes
  • Eurosceptic Countries
  • Eastern Partnership
  • European integrationIntegration
  • Czech Citizens

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Kratochvíl, P., Sychra, Z. (2019). Czech Republic: A Paradise for Eurosceptics?. In: Kaeding, M., Pollak, J., Schmidt, P. (eds) The Future of Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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