Vít Dostál was quoted by Bloomberg Politics in the light of the election result in the Czech Republic.
But its criticism of interference from Brussels and the collapse of pro-EU parties means a Babis government will probably shift toward “more euroskeptic rhetoric” and complicate efforts by other leaders to boost cooperation, according to Vit Dostal, director of the international-relations think tank AMO in Prague.
“This has become a general trend — we’ve seen it in the Dutch elections, in France, in Germany,” Dostal said by phone. “This phenomenon, the rise of anti-establishment parties, shows that there’s a widening gap between the winners and losers of globalization. And that in turn generates negative sentiment toward the EU, which is seen as the embodiment of globalization.”
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