Civic Democrats call on MP Václav Klaus, Jr. to leave caucus

14-03-2019

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) have called on MP Václav Klaus, Jr. to leave the parliamentary caucus, saying his remarks are damaging the party’s reputation.

On Tuesday, Mr Klaus likened the transposition of European Union directives, most recently the GDPR, to the deportation of Jews imposed by the Nazis during the war.

After protests from several parties, Civic Democrat leader Petr Fiala apologised for the “unfortunate comparison”.

Mr Klaus, the son of the former Czech president, has said he will not leave the Civic Democrats voluntarily.