Slovakia slams Czech Republic for staying out of fiscal pact

Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radičová has voiced harsh criticism of the Czech Republic’s decision to stay out of the fiscal compact. Mrs. Radičová said she had urged the Czech delegation to reconsider its decision ahead of the signing noting that in view of how the sister states had vied to get EU membership it seemed dishonourable to back out at the first sign of trouble. The Slovak prime minister said that the Czech stance was purely political and lacked any rational background.