October 19th, 1998|
President Havel commences four day
state visit to Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where he will be
discussing a wide range of issues from the Czech Republic's projected
accession to the European Union to the crisis in Kosovo. However it
is a down to earth problem in bilateral relations which is likely to
grab the headlines - and that is the exodus of Czech Roma to Dover,
which unless curbed could result in an imposed visa requirement on all
Czech citizens entering Britain.
Radio Prague asked Peter Smith, who is in London
covering President Havel's state visit, whether this pressing
bilateral problem is likely to dominate talks.
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