Newly-emerging government planning return to Václav Havel’s values

The parties creating the new Czech government say they will affect a change of course in foreign policy. According to Ondřej Kolář from TOP 09, slated for the post of foreign minister, the Czech Republic will seek to implement a foreign policy based on Vaclav Havel’s values, accentuating human rights and civil society, and active membership in the EU and NATO. There are plans to revise relations with Russia and China, and loosen the country’s ties with the Visegrad Group. “Poland and Hungary can no longer serve as examples for us,” Kolář told journalists.