Former foreign minister criticized Czech hysteria over immigrants

Former foreign minister and presidential candidate Karel Schwarzenberg has hit out against what he described as the Czech hysteria about the current wave of immigrants coming into Europe. Schwarzenberg said the reaction was probably explained by Czech pettiness and an inferiority complex. His comments were made during a Prague conference Saturday about the Czech Republic’s place in a globalising world. Schwarzenberg has previously suggested that the Czech Republic should be ready to take many more immigrants and match the generosity of neighbouring Germany on a per capita basis.

Author: Chris Johnstone