| 20 years of Czechia in the EU

On the 1st of May, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union. How did the process of approval and accession to the EU proceed at the beginning of this century? What is the attitude of Czechs towards the EU? What was the original idea of the European community? The Executive Director of EUROPEUM Institute, Martin Vokálek, answered these questions for TN Live.

We didn't have all the advantages at the moment of accession. There were various deadlines as we progressed gradually. For example, an important milestone was the entry into the Schengen area, which was achieved in 2007, three years after joining the EU. This is how we gradually began to enjoy the benefits, whether financial or non-financial, and Czechs became full-fledged citizens of the European Union.

You can watch the entire interview here.

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Martin Vokálek
Executive Director

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