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The Czech Republic has said that a country exit from the EU would threaten her future - RIA Novosti, 8/27/2018


PRAGUE, 27 Aug – RIA Novosti. Getting out of the Czech Republic of structure of the European Union would threaten the future of the country, the prime minister Andrey Babish has said on Monday, addressing ambassadors of the republic in foreign countries. "We are a strong component of the West, we are the members of the EU and allies within NATO, and nobody can call it into question. If someone speaks about a chekhzita here (an exit from the EU by an example of Great Britain – the edition), so thereby threatens the future of our country" — Babish whose performance was broadcast by network TV-channels has told. Babish has reminded the audience that 83% of the Czech export go to EU countries, in 14 years of stay of the Czech Republic in the EU her GNP has increased for 37%, in general the republic has received for this period from funds of the EU subsidies of about 700 billion kroner (about 28 billion euros). At the same time, the government of the Czech Republic quite often criticizes the EU, protecting the national interests, the prime minister has told. However it doesn't mean the anti-European orientation of policy of the present government at all, he has emphasized. "The European Union has to return to the initial message. It means the safe and economically successful continent which is based on domestic market" — Babish has told. The Czech prime minister has hoped that the new structure of European Commission which will be created by results of spring elections to European Parliament will focus the attention on improvement of domestic market of the EU. Having touched on a migration issue, Babish has said that it is necessary to build her decision on the basis of arrangements of the EU with other interested countries by an example of the agreement of the EU with Turkey. The prime minister has once again emphasized that his government unambiguously rejects any options of quotas on distribution of illegal refugees on EU countries. "If I say that I don't want to accept any migrant, then it is certain and quite clear symbol" — Babish has added. Having concerned a subject of increase in the military budget, the Czech prime minister has reminded that now the republic allocates about 1,1% of GDP for defensive needs. The Czech Republic assumes to execute the obligation taken at the summit of alliance in Wales in 2014 to reach 2% of GDP in this sphere in 2024, Babish has reported.

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