Journal of European Social Policy, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2004
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Abstract: This paper assesses the place of the EU accession among the determinant of the changes taking place in the Czech social policy after 1989. Compulsory social and health insurance were re-introduced in the early 1990s, along with a guaranteed subsistence minimum for all, and an institucionalized state employment policy. This paper argues that EU-derived policies have had only a limited impact on Czech social-policy reforms, focusing mostly on institution building.