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Four historians who participated in C-Span presidential survey answered my questions about the first month of Barack Obama in the office.
You can find a lot of criticism of the Czech EU presidency in the European media (especially in France). For Le Monde is the Czech presidency silent and in the tough time big states have to fill up the political vacuum. For Liberation there is no leadership in EU right now and Czech Rep. is not willing to look for support that can be provided by big countries as it usual.