President Klaus warns of destruction of democracy in Europe

Czech President Václav Klaus has warned of the destruction of democracy and the national state in Europe. In an interview for the UK paper the Daily Telegraph, Mr Klaus said that "two-faced" politicians had opened the door to an EU superstate by giving up on democracy. The Czech president, commenting on ways EU officials were considering to cope with the ongoing debt crisis, suggested that statehood and sovereignty needed to be restored which was impossible in a federation; the EU should therefore move in the opposite direction, Mr Klaus added.

Author: Jan Richter