Czech Republic

The Czech Republic was categorised as a leader four times – including for promoting human rights in China, and pushing for visa liberalisation in the Eastern neighbourhood. However, it also received two slacker ratings, including for its relations with China’s Eastern European secretariat.


Relations with China
Enhancing Europe's strategic dialogue with China - (1)Slacker
Improving the vetting of Chinese investments in Europe - (2)-
Adopting a stronger stance on anti-dumping e.g. on solar panels - (3)-
Promoting human rights in China - (6 & 7)Leader
Relations with Russia
Ensuring Russia adheres to WTO rules - (13)-
Promoting human rights in Russia - (15)-
Promoting media freedom in Russia - (16)-
Co-operating with Russia to solve protracted conflicts - (19)-
Persuading Moscow to support EU positions on Syria - (23)-
Relations with the United States
Developing a joint European approach to the use of drones - (30)-
Joint defence projects within NATO or CSDP to limit the effects of budget cuts - (31)Leader
Resisting US pressure and developing European approach on UN vote on Palestine - (34)-
Countering the US offensive against EU regulation of aviation emissions - (38)-
Relations with Wider Europe
Encouraging Serbia to normalise relations with Kosovo - (41)-
Pushing visa liberalisation for Turkey - (43)-
Encouraging Turkey to adopt the European position towards the Syrian opposition - (46)-
Putting pressure on Belarus for political liberalisation - (47)-
Pushing visa liberalisation for Russia, Ukraine and Moldova - (50)Leader
Relations with the Middle East and North Africa
Improving financial support for MENA - (53)-
Supporting security sector reform in MENA - (54)-
Putting pressure on Algeria and Morocco for political reform - (58) -
Supporting a common position on labelling of products from illegal settlements - (62)Slacker
Increasing pressure on Iran through sanctions - (63)-
Supporting political transition in Libya - (57) and Yemen - (64)-
Multilateral issues and crisis management
Increasing development aid to reach agreed targets - (72)-
Increasing humanitarian assistance, especially in the Sahel - (73 & 74)-
Supporting an arms trade treaty at the UN - (67)-
Contributing to CSDP missions - (41, 42, 74, 76, 77 & 78) -
Facilitating the consolidation of European seats at the IMF - (65)Leader
Contributing to the mission in Afghanistan - (79)-

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