Poll: most Czechs still against planned US radar base

Sixty-five percent of Czechs are opposed to the building of a US radar base in central Bohemia, suggests a poll carried out by the CVVM agency in December; its findings are consistent with a number of previous surveys. Nearly 8 in 10 of respondents in the new poll said they expected the Czech Parliament to approve the American radar base, which would be linked to a missile base in Poland and be part of a global missile defence shield. The Czech Senate has already approved the project, while the Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on it in the coming months.

Author: Ian Willoughby