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Klaus compares EU to Soviet Union

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The Czech Republic’s leader has long been one of the most strident critics of the European Union, blasting the bloc with withering attacks at every opportunity. Now he has inherited the ideal pulpit to air his views: the EU presidency itself. In a startling diatribe before EU legislators Thursday, Czech President Václav Klaus branded the club an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to Soviet-era dictatorships that forbade free thought.

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