Czechs Add to EU’s Headache by Electing Euroskeptic Billionaire
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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