The enlargement from a Czech point of view

Perceived a long time as the most obvious form of « return back into Europe » proclaimed in 1989, the process of enlargement of the European Union, seen by the Czech Republic, seems at the same time necessary politically, economically and socially, and even inevitable, even if the cost can prove to be high. Into that, the orientation of the public opinion is not truly changed. However, with the lengthening of the duration of the process of enlargement, the number of interested people falls, which will undoubtedly not play against adhesion, but enables to foresee, in the current state, a weakness of participation in the referendum on integration. This problem is involved in the absence of a true alternative to enlargement. –Summary AFRI-2003