Sobotka: Prague will insist on preservation of free movement in EU

The Czech Republic will insist that the principle of the free movement of people within the European Union be maintained, the country’s prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, said on Tuesday. He was reacting to proposals from his UK counterpart David Cameron to reform the bloc. Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš made a similar statement, describing Mr. Cameron’s ideas as unacceptable. The Czech state secretary for European affairs, Tomáš Prouza, said that Prague supported that which moved the EU forward and could not support that which divided it.

Author: Ian Willoughby