Czechs urge Britons to vote remain in EU referendum
A group of Czech scientists, artists and other personalities have warned that a British exit from the European Union could be "catastrophic" for Europe and Britain.
Former Czech ambassador to London Michael Zantovsky penned an open letter, released on Monday, urging Britons to vote to remain in the EU. The letter is formally addressed to British playwright Tom Stoppard, who is 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 British citizens to decide but wanted to share with them their worries and hopes.