“We already have a better relationship with von der Leyen than we ever had with Juncker” – this is how Czech PM Andrej Babiš replied to German daily die Welt‘s inquiry, whether he could work better with incoming Ursula von der Leyen than with the EC’s outgoing leader.
Babiš also spoke about the Article-7 proceedings. Asked about how effective Vera Jourová, the Commissioner in charge with Rule of Law issues would be in Article 7 proceedings against Hungary and Poland, Babiš responded: “Poland and Hungary are sovereign countries with democratic elections, the internet is not censored there and people are not stupid. If they are not satisfied with their current government, they will vote others in, he said.
featured image: Orbán and Babiš (illustration); via MTI/PM’s Office/Balázs Szecsődi