ABOUT CZECH REPUBLIC
On a European scale, the Czech Republic is a medium-sized country. It became an independent state in 1993 after a peaceful split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Although it is a relatively young country, it builds on more than a thousand-year history of its statehood.
The Czech Republic lies in Central Europe. Its geographical position makes it a natural crossroads of the main transit corridors. The Czech Republic is a democratic state with a stable political and social environment, and a functioning legal system. The values that the Czech foreign policy builds on are in full accordance with the principles and objectives supported by the EU in its external relations: democracy, rule of law, universality and indivisibility of human rights, respect for human dignity, equality and solidarity, and respect for the principles of the UN Charter and international law.
The Czech Republic is part of all important international organisations and groupings in which it is an active and recognised partner who takes a significant share in their activities and cooperation.
The Czech Republic has always had something to offer to the world, in areas such as culture, science, sport or industry. It is home to many skilful people who, with their creativity, inventiveness and hard work, show an unusual talent and come up with original ideas and innovative solutions.