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The Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union since May 2004 but is not part of the Eurozone. Czech Republic has remained a close partner with Slovakia. Both countries cooperate with Hungary and Poland in the Visegrád Group. Slovakia became a member of NATO on 29 March 2004. It is a also a member of the OECD, the OSCE, the Council of Europe and part of the Shengen Area.

Although the Czech Republic is economically well positioned to adopt the Euro, following the European debt crisis there has been considerable opposition among the general public against the adoption of the Euro currency. According to a Eurobarometer poll in April 2015, 29% of Czechs were in favour of introducing the Euro (an increase of 13% from 2014) while 70% were opposed (a decrease of 7% from 2014). As of 2015, there is no target date for joining the ERM II or adopting the Euro.

The Czech referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe was expected to take place in 2006 to decide whether the Czech Republic should ratify the proposed Constitution of the European Union. Following the rejection of the Constitution by voters in France and the Netherlands, the Czech government announced that the proposed referendum would not be held.

Currency: Czech koruna

Population:10.5 Million