• After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the federal state was split was split into Czech Republic and Slovakia. The new Czech prime minister appointed began to push for the privatization of the public section.

  • The Czech Republic becomes a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

  • After the formal invitation in 2002 and the vote on the referendum in favor to join the European Union (EU) in 2003, the Czech Republic joins the EU. 

  • The Czech Republic becomes part of the EU's Schengen region, which allows free movement in the EU. 

  • "Czechia" is officially confirmed as the alternative short name for the Czech Republic.


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