Czechia joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.
The Czech Republic meets two of five conditions for joining the euro as of June 2020; their inflation rate, not being a member of the European exchange rate mechanism and the incompatibility of its domestic legislation are the conditions not met.
Eight countries of central and eastern Europe — Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia— join the EU , finally ending the division of Europe decided by the ‘Great Powers’ 60 years earlier at the Yalta Conference in the Crimea. Cyprus and Malta also become members.
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia became members on 1 May 2004, but some areas of cooperation in the European Union will apply to some of the EU member states at a later date.
The present-day Czech Republic was first populated by Celts in the 4th century B.C. The Celtic Boii tribe gave the country its Latin name = Boiohaemum (Bohemia). The Celtics were later replaced with the Germanic tribe (around 100 A.D.) and the Slavic peoples (6th century).
Czechoslovakia , Czech and Slovak Československo, former country in central Europe encompassing the historical lands of Bohemia, Moravia, and Slovakia. Czechoslovakia was formed from several provinces of the collapsing empire of Austria-Hungary in 1918 , at the end of World War I.
The official language of the Czech Republic is Czech . Spoken by nearly 11 million native speakers, Czech is classified as part of the Slavic branch of Indo-European languages. Although many people in the Czech Republic have a base knowledge of the English language, knowing a few key phrases in Czech will take you far.
Roast pork with dumplings and cabbage (pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím, colloquially vepřo-knedlo-zelo ) is often considered the most typical Czech dish. It consists of cabbage and is either cooked or served pickled.
Tap Water . Tap water in Prague and other large cities is safe to drink . Opt for bottled water in rural areas.
Before 1993, the EU was not as big as it is today. European countries started to cooperate economically since 1951, when only states such as Belgium , France , Luxembourg , Germany , The Netherlands and Italy participated. Gradually, more countries decided to join. The last to join is Croatia – in 2013.
The Treaty of Accession 2003 was the agreement between the member states of the European Union and ten countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia), concerning these countries’ accession into the EU (see 2004 enlargement of the European Union).
The new member states are Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. The additions bring the EU’s population to 450 million, making it the world’s largest trading bloc.
Norway is not a member state of the European Union (EU). Norway had considered joining both the EEC and the European Union, but opted to decline following referendums in 1972 and 1994.
Countries wishing to join need to have: stable institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities; a functioning market economy and the capacity to cope with competition and market forces in the EU ;
The European Union ( EU ) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.