Spain gives support for Czech EU membership

During talks on the second day of a three-day visit to Spain by Czech Prime Milos Zeman, Spain's prime minister, Jose Maria Aznar, has expressed his full support for Czech EU membership. According to Mr. Aznar, Spain is fully and unreservedly in favour of EU expansion, and wants the Czech Republic to be amongst the first wave of new member states to join the Union. The Czech prime minister was also received by the Spanish king, Juan Carlos, who, according to Mr. Zeman, also expressed his support for Czech membership of the EU in the first wave of expansion.