Skip to comments.Czech PM mulls euro referendum
Posted on 10/28/2011 1:52:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The ruling euroskeptic ODS party in the Czech Republic wants to push for a referendum on the country's future eurozone accession, claiming that the rules have changed since 2003 when Czechs said yes to the EU and the euro.
The recent agreement on another bailout for Greece and on boosting the eurozone's bailout fund is fuelling Czech calls for a referendum, said Czech MEP Jan Zahradil, leader of the European Conservatives and Reformists.
"We should allow non-eurozone memberssuch as my country, the Czech Republicto decide again whether they wish to enter. We signed up to a monetary union, not a transfer union or a bond union, in our accession treaty. This is the major reason why the Czech Prime minister wishes to call the referendum on this matter," Zahradil said in a statement.
Last weekend, at an ODS party congress, Prime Minister Petr Necas demanded a referendum on whether the country should join the eurozone. "The conditions under which the Czech citizens decided in a referendum in 2003 on the country's accession to the EU and on its commitment to adopt the single currency, euro, have changed. That is why the ODS will demand that a possible accession to the single currency and the entry into the European stabilization mechanism be decided on by Czech citizens," the ODS resolution says.
Necas also floated the idea in case Germany gets it way on another treaty change bringing about more economic integration and tougher sanctions for deficit sinners. "In the event that there is a change to fundamental rights that would result in powers being transferred from national organs to European organs, this government is bound to ratify this step with a referendum, Necas told reporters in Brussels on Sunday evening.
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Good for the Czechs.
Also from the Czechs, America can survive Obama but not the fools that made him president.
I hope the Czechs decide to go it on their own. The EU is a giant vacuum sucking up liberty and wealth.
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