Because of Cameron and the British Petr Nečas abandoned Czech national interests
2012-03-13 The Nečas government decision not to sign the EU budget treaty means that our government has ostentatiously begun to withdraw from the common solution of the current financial and economic problems of the EU.
The Nečas government decision not to sign the EU budget treaty means that our government has ostentatiously begun to withdraw from the common solution of the current financial and economic problems of the EU. Economically we do not obtain anything for this decision and we definitely lose in political terms.
The current right-wing government, through inaction and indifference to European affairs, not only loses credit and legibility in the eyes of its European partners, but it also tramples on its mandate to be a full dignified member of the EU, which it took over from its predecessors, and which was ultimately determined by the majority of the Czech citizens in a referendum.
Under the leadership of Petr Nečas our country is rapidly abandoning the existing direction of European cooperation and is beginning to pursue without any nation-wide debate and national consensus an ‘insular policy’, which means serving the political interests of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Instead of cooperation with Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, and Slovakia, we focus on Britain, in whose political and perhaps economic interest it is to stand on the sideline of European integration. It is in the interest of Great Britain to participate as little as possible in the financing of the EU budget and hence thus support countries such as the Czech Republic. It is in the interests of Britain and of the City of London financiers to have the least regulated financial market. None of this is in the national interest of our country.
It should be noted that at present the British only use us to strengthen their position, promote exclusively British interests and divide politically continental Europe. None of this is good for the Czech Republic or for the European Union. Our current government is helping the British Conservatives with this rashly and obsequiously.
It is really sad to see our premier of our country in the role of a slow-witted implementer of what are solely British national interests. It is sad that in the current Czech government there is not a single minister who can pluck up the courage to protest against this. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg has exchanged the current ODS silence for a promise to see through the church restitutions.
The Social Democrats believe that the actions of the Nečas government prove that it does not want to or is unable to defend the basic interests of the state. The only chance to get rid of Necas’ insular policy which leads us to isolation and conflict with our neighbours and natural allies in Europe and will probably be new elections to the Chamber of Deputies. If after these elections CSSD receives the mandate to form a new government, it will seek to return our country into the mainstream of European integration regardless of the interests of Great Britain.
Bohuslav Sobotka, Chairman of CSSD
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