published: 05.03.2013, 13:46 | updated: 05.03.2013 13:56:40
Prague - Outgoing Czech President Vaclav Klaus presented his book entitled The Tenth Year, the last volume in a series, collecting his texts, speeches and interviews from the last year of presidency, at the library of Prague Castle, the presidential seat, today.
Klaus said he considers the volumes a document of the times that reflects what the head of state was really doing in these years.
Klaus was elected president in 2003 and he defended the post five years later. His second and last term expires on March 7.
The first part of Klaus´s book oh his tenth year in office again offers fundamental texts on "Czech statehood."
Other chapters focus on "European integration without illusions," domestic and foreign politics, economy and the fight for freedom and democracy. It also includes his texts on "current personalities."
One of the chapters, which Klaus called useful reading, deals with laws and their presidential vetoes.
Klaus said, commenting on the book, it would be inspiring to have a look at what the head of state was really doing, saying and reacting to in the past year and compare the facts with the media picture.
Klaus said he had no data available on the number of sold copies from the past years.
Ha admitted that his books on concrete issues, for instance, global warming and European integration, are more comprehensible for readers than such a "conglomerate of texts" as The Tenth Year.
The book also includes his notes from foreign trips that he sent to daily papers in 2012.
Klaus today mentioned his idea of writing "post-presidential notes" from his journeys abroad.
After he ends in office, he will first travel to the United States on Friday.
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