Slovakia has beaten regional peers Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic on the way to the euro by a broad margin. The latter two countries have not set a euro entry date yet.
[Klaus] has dismissed the presidency as “unimportant”, making foreign media wonder about Czech ability to preside over the EU.
It’s a remarkable contrast, and unfortunately I don’t keep up with regional politics well enough to understand it. I can’t see how it will be to the Czech Republic’s benefit to provide weak or indifferent leadership during their EU presidency.