The Czechs are known to be the biggest skeptics of the European Union. But does this label really apply? Where or rather from whom? Can the position of the Czech Republic on the European Union change the current presidency of the Council of the European Union? The podcast authors talk about this with sociologist and STEM director Martin Buchtík.
According to Martin Bostic, the population of the Czech Republic is certainly not divided into only two groups in their view of the European Union. Their relationship with her is more complicated. However, according to him, there is a striking recurring desire for Switzerland to become a second in the Czech Republic.
This desire has been here since the first republic. This is interesting because we don’t know much about Switzerland. Sociologist says there are cows—which may or may not be purple—chocolate, money, hours, cheese, and everyone in the house can have a gun.”
According to him, the desire of the small states of Central and Eastern Europe not only the Czech Republic, to be a bridge between East and West.
why is that? How do you deal with the myths about the European Union – to refute them or not? And how do you talk about all this with your grandmother? Listen to the next episode of Brussels Sandwiches.