Cechi e slovacchi 20 anni dopo
Eurotopics segnala e riassume un articolo apparso su “Respekt” – Czech Republic (30/07/2012)
Marek Švehla on the Czechs and Slovaks 20 years after partition
Czech and Slovak politicians commemorated on Sunday the 20th anniversary of the division of Czechoslovakia at a ceremony held at the foot of the Velká Javořina mountain, on the border between the two countries. In the liberal weekly Respekt, Marek Švehla describes the consequences of the partition from the Czech perspective: “The end of Czechoslovakia was a logical step in historical terms. It was preceded by the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the expulsion of the Germans. It was a move that aimed to realise the dream of Czech sovereignty. But that sovereignty had many weak points. … the two countries are pursuing very different courses in foreign policy. While Slovakia has inextricably linked itself to the fate of the Eurozone the Czechs don’t believe their partners, they wallow in a sense of their own uniqueness and overestimate their power. This is all an indication that they haven’t really grown up yet.” >Leggi l’articolo originale.