President Miloš Zeman’s statement in the Palace of Europe regarding annexation of Crimea, triggered a violent reaction not only in Ukraine but also in the Czech Republic. This statement was condemned both by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek. Czech representatives in the European Parliament urged the president to apologize to the Ukrainians. Demonstrators came to the residence of the president in the Prague Castle to say that “The Czech Republic is not Zeman”.
But after the parliamentary elections that took place on Friday and Saturday, this gap between the president on the one hand and society …read more
Source: Visegrad Insight