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Czechs call on Brits to vote to stay in EU

May 16, 2016 - 7:34 AM

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - A group of Czech scientists, artists and other personalities have called on British citizens to vote to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union, warning its exit could have "catastrophic" consequences for both Europe and Britain.

Former Czech ambassador to London Michael Zantovsky penned the open letter released Monday which is formally addressed to Tom Stoppard, a British playwright of Czech origin.

It has been signed by dozens of Czechs, including Academy of Science head Jiri Drahos, conductors Jiri Belohlavek and Jiri Pesek, and Olympic champion Vera Caslavska. They say they fully respect the right of the British citizens to decide but wanted to share with them their worries and hopes.

The British people will vote on their future in the EU in a referendum on June 23.

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