The Czechs finished their EU chairmanship...let's party!!! / Cesi ukoncili sve predsednictvi v EU...a jde se parit!! - CzechmatediaryThe Czechs finished their EU chairmanship...let's party!!! / Cesi ukoncili sve predsednictvi v EU...a jde se parit!! - Czechmatediary
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The Czechs finished their EU chairmanship…let’s party!!! / Cesi ukoncili sve predsednictvi v EU…a jde se parit!!

Brussels EU street partyYesterday evening the Czechs finished their 6-month chairmanship to the European Union (the time sure flew by quickly!). The Czech government put on the last cultural event (in this case it was a party) out of the 700 other events that were held during their ‘reign’ over Europe. At first the party was supposed to be out-of-this world show at the main Brussels square but thanks to the world wide recession the Czechs decided to settle for something less grandiose and moved it over to the little more ordinary Carol Street. About 6000 visitors flooded this street and danced to the grooves of Czech bands such as Clou, Mig 21 and Krystof. Many of them were holding a Czech wine in one hand and a slice of traditional Czech cheese or salami in the other. And of course, the biggest line was registered at the Czech beer stand.

“This place looks like the Matejska Fair (classic Prague fair that happens every fall)! Something that Brussels is experiencing for the first time..”, commented one of the members of the Cloe band into the microphone (and he was probably right, Belgium is most likely still recovering from a party that was done Czech-style ;0).

CZ: Cesi vcera symbolicky ukoncili sve 6-ti mesicni predsednctvi v Evropske unii a to prostrednictvim zive burselske party. Je to tak posledni party ze zhruba 700 kulturnich  akci, ktere Ceska vlada usporadala v souvislosti s ceskym predsednictvim.  Nejdrive to melo byt grandiozni pozdvihnuti na samotnem hlavnim bruselksem namesti, ale diky nynejsi hospodarske krizi se Cesi ‘uskromnili’ se zaplavenim ulice Caroly.  Kolem 6000 navstevniku se vlnilo k  hudbe ceskych kapel jako je Mandrage, Clou, Mig 21 a Krystof, popijelo ceske pivo a kostovalo ceske syry a salamy. Nejvetsi fronta se se samozrejmne utvorila u stanku na pivo.

“Vypada to tady jako na ceske matejke pouti! To asi Brusel jeste nezazil,” komentovala do mikrofonu rokova kapela Clou (no, to ma Clou asi pravdu.;0).


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7 comments… add one
  • Vlastimil June 28, 2009, 8:21 am

    What is here to celebrate? Czechs should be ashamed for taking part in that disaster called “European Union”…
    I don’t see how EU can last another 20 years if even in USA some states want to become independent….In both cases entering the union was a contract with devil…

  • Jana V June 28, 2009, 1:29 pm

    I’m glad its over. I can’t think of a good thing which came out of it. Czech politicians ruined it.

  • Vlastimil June 28, 2009, 1:46 pm

    Jano, there is nothing left to be ruined in EU 🙂

  • Tanja June 28, 2009, 3:53 pm

    I don’t really believe in EU either. There is no way that all of these independent countries will agree with everything at all times!
    Why do you hate the EU, Vlastimil?

  • Vlastimil June 28, 2009, 4:17 pm

    Tanja, yes, I pretty much hate EU as an institution.
    At the same time, I love Europe.. The EU is trying the same approach as USSR took 90 years ago… We all know where it went.
    Most of politicians in EU are socialist or even communists, and they want to have a centralized power all over Europe and impose identical rules and laws on all EU countries which simply cannot work.
    Politicians and majority of hight ranked employees in European Parliament don’t pay any income tax and their
    children study in “European school”, where even money will not buy you access if you don’t work for European parliament…And yes, as in communist countries, they have their own “special food stores”, where they get food for lower price … You will not be admitted there if you don’t work there….
    During lunch breaks, guess what, they serve wine and beer and you can relax in an “employee’s bar” having a shot of whisky before getting back to “work”…..

    EU would be Kafka’s favorite theme in his books…

  • Tanja June 28, 2009, 11:01 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know they have their special “Tuzex/Eso”!!! Pretty soon all of the EU members will be walking in one colored uniform – something like blue overalls:))

  • Raffy July 2, 2009, 1:09 am

    Tanja, I have plans of going to Germany and UK. I wonder why these 2 countries have rather different views?

    I read about the Czech side on how they perceive the EU. It’s quite similar to the English view of the EU, which they claim that this will make UK lose sovereignty over its own country. I wonder why many of the German population seem to like it?

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