Havel, Klestil to issue cross-border New Year messages of goodwill

Meanwhile, in an effort to improve Czech-Austrian relations, which have been soured by the Temelin dispute, the Czech and Austrian presidents have agreed to issue a special New Year message to the citizens of each other's countries. President Klestil's message will appear in the popular Czech daily Mlada Fronta Dnes, while President Havel's greeting to Austrians will appear in the Austrian daily Der Standard.