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The Czech president doesn't care about anti-discrimination laws

(B2) Latest discovery of the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus: veto an anti-discrimination law which transposes the European directives of 2000 (the Czech text had nevertheless been voted by a clear majority of deputies in April 2008: 111 votes out of 170 ). A law "poor","useless"And"counterproductive", and which "the consequences would be problematic“, estimates one press release from the presidency. In short, the notorious eurosceptic that Vaclav Klaus has decided to throw overboard the obligations that the Czech Republic had taken upon its accession in 2004: to transpose all the Community acquis! The Czech Republic is thus the last of the 27 EU members not to have adopted anti-discrimination measures. According to the CTK agency, a new parliamentary vote is now needed in the Chamber of Deputies to circumvent the presidential veto. Let us point out that the Czech Republic will preside over the European Union on January 1, 2009… That promises!


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).