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Congratulation message to Mr Miloš Zeman, President-elect of the Czech Republic

EC

"On behalf of the European Commission and myself, I would like to send you my warm congratulations on your election as President of the Czech Republic…

You assume the highest office of state at a crucial moment: the European Union is taking important decisions that will affect its future shape and its position in the world while still being confronted with serious economic challenges.

The citizens of the Czech Republic have elected in you a personality who in his previous role of prime minister made a significant contribution to the country’s transformation and its subsequent accession to the European Union. I am therefore confident that in your new capacity you will contribute positively and constructively to our joint effort to respond to the challenges faced by our union and our member states.

I wish you every success in your term of office and I look forward to our cooperation."