Czech-Polish talks on US missile defense shield in Central Europe

06-01-2008

Czech and Polish officials are to debate the US plan to station part of its missile defense shield in central Europe with a tracking radar in the Czech Republic and interceptor missiles in Poland. The US missile defense shield will top the agenda of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s working visit to Prague on Thursday. The US proposal has met with strong opposition from Russia and objections from a number of EU member states. Both countries are currently engaged in talks with Washington on the matter but neither has as yet made a firm commitment.