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Why the Czechs did not sign up to the fiscal treaty. EPIN Commentary No. 9, 7 February 2012

Král, David (2012) Why the Czechs did not sign up to the fiscal treaty. EPIN Commentary No. 9, 7 February 2012. [Policy Paper]

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    The recent EU summit, which endorsed the treaty on stability, co-ordination and governance in the economic and monetary union, also produced one rather unexpected twist: the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Nečas, refused to sign up to the treaty. This has left the country – at least for the time being – outside the fiscal compact, along with the UK. But, argues the author David Král in this new EPIN Commentary, the Czech position is not based on substantive arguments, but rather is more likely motivated by ideological and political considerations. Regardless of the immediate consequences this will have, longer-term repercussions are likely both on the domestic scene as well as on the standing of the country within the Union.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Czech Republic
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > EMU/EMS/euro
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > EPIN Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 15:34
    Number of Pages: 4
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2012 15:34

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