STEM poll: Czechs’ satisfaction with EU membership reaches all-time low
According to a fresh survey by the STEM agency, the satisfaction of Czechs with their country’s membership in the EU has reached an all-time low. Exactly half of the respondents polled said that they were pleased that their country was a member of the union, the lowest figure yet since the Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004. Sixty-nine percent of the 1286 respondents answered that they believed the union’s decisions lacked direction, while only 48 percent said they would vote to join the EU again if a referendum was held today. In 2004’s referendum, over 77 percent of Czechs voted in favor of joining.