Czech president Milos Zeman - ©BELGA/CTK/J.Dospiva 

"We need a European federation, not a European unitary state," President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic said in his formal address to Parliament on Wednesday. Mr Zeman favoured a common defence policy and a common fiscal policy and supported common rules in the social, environment and transport fields but stressed that he did not want "common European cheese and beer". Mr Zeman is the last head of state to address the House before the elections.

You can watch the formal address via Video on Demand (links on the right).