Advantages and Disadvantages of Czech Entry to the European Union

In its May survey, Public Opinion Research Centre asked among others this open question (i.e. a question without possible answer options): “In your opinion what are the main advantages and disadvantages of the Czech entry to the EU? Please give the three most important advantages and disadvantages of Czech entry.” The respondents’ answers have shown that for them the most important advantages of our entry to the EU are the border opening (56%), the possibility of working in EU countries (35 %), the possibility to study in EU countries (24 %) and the overall economic benefit (20%).

The most important disadvantages are seen by Czech citizens in high prices in the Union and price increases (53 %), the EU economic strength and its negative impacts on our economy (26 %), a drop in the standard of living (24 %) and the loss of national sovereignty (20 %).