Czech articles question EU membership

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After meeting with members of the European Commission, on Monday, the Czech Republic's chief negotiator for EU enlargement, Pavel Telicka said that several senior members of the EC were unhappy with a number of newspaper articles published by Czech politicians. These articles did not, according to the commission, analyse the expansion process, but rather criticised and questioned its purpose and advantages for the Czech Republic. Mr. Telicka warned that negative attitudes like this could gravely influence the European Union's assessment of the Czech Republic.