With the fall of Communist rule in 1989, the main goal of Czech foreign policy was to obtain membership of the EU. This finally materialized in May 2004, when the Czechs entered the EU with seven other east European countries in the single greatest enlargement of the European Community. It was a joyful, almost impish, […]
Jakub Patocka is currently Editor in Chief of the left-liberal online newspaper Deník Referendum, founder of the Friends of the Earth movement in the Czech Republic and former member of the leadership of the Czech Green Party (2003-2005). He is now a member of the Social Democratic Party.