Czech politicians welcome result of Dutch elections


Czech politicians have welcomed the result of the Dutch elections as “good news for Europe”. The Netherlands has taken a step in the right direction on behalf of all of Europe, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek tweeted shortly after the results came in. Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek described the outcome as “a triumph of common sense” saying it was good to know that opponents of the EU are weaker than expected. He noted that like the Czech Republic, the Netherlands has a pro-export economy that would be severely damaged if the country decided to leave the EU.