Czech President Vaclav Klaus has been shot with a replica pistol during a walkout in the north of the country. He suffered minor bruising in the attack.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas has said that his government mandated him not to accept EU proposals for deeper integration at a summit on Thursday and Friday, specifically mentioning plans to create a banking union.
He said: "The mandate orders me not to accept the proposals that have been in circulated in the media so far...
"Some proposals like the banking union could have extremely damaging impact on the Czech economy."