Majority of Czechs support the EU


A new opinion poll conducted by the STEM agency for the opposition Social Democrats suggests that most Czechs are in favour of the European Union. According to the poll, 65 percent of Czechs are satisfied with their country’s EU membership. Nearly 70 percent of Czechs believe that EU membership benefits the country and 40 percent think that the country is well prepared for the current EU presidency. Over 60 percent of respondents think that EU presidency will raise the Czech Republic’s prestige in Europe and wish that the parliament approves the Lisbon treaty.