PM Babiš tells Politico Brussels needs to curb growing Euroscepticism

30-01-2018

Outgoing Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has told the Brussels news site Politico he is the country’s best and possibly last chance to prevent the anti-European radicalization of Czech society.

In an interview for Politico Babiš presented himself as a pro-European politician who defended the EU project as such, but he said Euroscepticism in the Czech Republic would grow if Brussels continued to make mistakes such as that of trying to enforce mandatory migrant quotas on member states.

He said such mistakes strengthened the position of parties such as the Freedom and Direct Democracy Party of Tomio Okamura which would clearly be in favour of the Czech Republic leaving the EU.