Mixed reactions on Czech EU presidency

30-06-2009

There have been mixed reactions from observers and the press regarding the success of the Czech EU presidency, with many analysts saying the Czech Republic had undermined its position and squandered the potential given by political squabbles and the fall of the government midway through. The Czech branch of the human rights watchdog Amnesty International has criticized Czech politicians for insufficiently defending human rights at the EU-China summit in May.