Czech President Milos Zeman condemned the EU’s attacks on Hungary and Poland on Tuesday while addressing Czech ambassadors.
According to the President, it is silly to question the Visegrad Four (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic), because cooperation between Central European countries that are linked by the same history is useful.
As an example, Zeman recalled that the V4 prevented the compulsory introduction of migration quotas. “At that time, the Visegrad countries were in a minority, and if the principle of qualified majority had been in force even then, then migrants, and I am not talking about migrants from Ukraine, I am talking about migrants from Islamic countries, hardly compatible with our population, would have been distributed throughout Europe on the basis of some kind of mechanical quota,” he explained.
Zeman stressed that he is in favor of preserving and developing Visegrad cooperation, despite any differences.
“I condemn the attacks that are being made from some places in Brussels against both Poland and Hungary,” the President said, warning that his country can also become the victim of this kind of “lecturing.”
The vast majority of the Czech mainstream media did not report about the part of the speech concerning the Visegrad countries.
Featured photo via Facebook/Milos Zeman