Speaking in front of politicians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, former Czech President Václav Klaus said that today’s European Union follows the wrong path that does not lead to democracy or friendly cooperation between European countries.
“As we all know, Germany will take over the Presidency of the European Union Council in a few hours. But it will only be a formal matter. For people in other, especially smaller EU member states, Germany holds the permanent presidency,” he said, pointing out that Germany is the unofficial decision-maker when it comes to EU issues.
Thus, according to Klaus, there is no reason to celebrate Germany officially taking over the presidency.
Commenting on the current state of the EU, the 79-year-old former Czech President criticized the economic recovery plan worth 750 billion euros proposed by the European Commission. Klaus warned that the strategy, which includes a joint liability guarantee for money borrowed on financial markets, is a clear threat to the existence of nation-states in Europe and today’s model of European integration. He also believes that the pandemic is just a pretext for enforcing this plan and will lead to further European unification.
Besides the EU plans, Klaus also criticized multiculturalism, feminism, and globalism. At the same time, he condemned the radical changes that appeared during the pandemic.
“What we have been experiencing in recent weeks – the rewriting of history and the destruction of monuments and statues of significant personalities of our nations – is a silent revolution that will destroy us. I believe that you in AfD know all this as well as I do, perhaps even better,” he said.
Klaus is a frequent guest of the AfD party, which focuses mainly on anti-immigration policies. In the past five years, the party became a member of both the German Federal Assembly and parliaments of all 16 federal states.
Title image: Former Czech president Vaclav Klaus speaks at the CATO Institute in Washington, Monday, March 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)