Czechs back Macedonia’s integration efforts


The Czech Republic will support Macedonia in its effort to become a member of the EU and NATO, Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas said following talks with his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski in Prague on Monday. Mr. Nečas said the Czech Republic supported the EU’s expansion to the Balkan states as a guarantee of greater stability on the continent and said the Czech Republic was ready to share its accession know-how. The two heads of government agreed to further boost economic ties and smooth the way for mutual foreign investment.