Daily Archives: January 8, 2009

Tony Barber

On Wednesday evening in Prague arrived the moment pro-European Union Czechs had been dreading. On the very day that the Czech Republic and the European Commission held a formal ceremony to inaugurate the six-month Czech presidency of the EU, out came Vaclav Klaus to spoil the party.

The setting was Prague Castle, the seat of office of the Czech head of state, and Klaus and Commission president José  Manuel Barroso had agreed to spend 20 minutes with the press after their talks. Read more