Babiš wants to keep firm hand on Czech foreign policy

ANO leader Andrej Babiš, who is forming the country’s next government, told the news site he himself would be primarily responsible for moulding the country’s foreign policy. Babiš confirmed that Martin Stropnický, the outgoing minister of defense, and a former career diplomat would head the ministry of foreign affairs, but indicated that he wanted to keep a firm hand on the country’s foreign policy.

He said he had asked President Zeman to appoint his minority government to office on December 13th, so that he could travel to Brussels for the next EU summit of heads of government. The Czech Republic must be more active within the EU and come up with solutions, Babiš said.