France and the United Kingdom in the Czech Foreign Policy

Author
Monika Brusenbauch Meislová, Eliska Tomalova
Content Type
Book
Institution
Institute of International Relations Prague
Abstract
Both France and the United Kingdom (the UK) occupy a stable position in the Czech Republic’s foreign relations. Both countries have had asymmetrical and pragmatic relationships with the Czech Republic in the last decade, which were mostly influenced by the multilateral context of European integration. The recent developments on the British political scene and the Brexit process have changed the general atmosphere of the Czech-British relations on the one hand and opened a new space for the changing role of France in the European Union on the other. However, at the end of 2017 it was still unclear how precisely these changes would influence the bilateral relations. Thus a major characteristic of the Czech relations with Great Britain and France in the year 2017 was a strong element of continuity in a changing context, as it was a year of mutual observations and expectations between the three states.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Politics, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
United Kingdom, Europe, France, Czech Republic