In an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde, Petr Pavel, the new Czech president, also spoke about Viktor Orbán and the cooperation between the Visegrád Four. He believes that the Hungarian leadership will not be here forever.
Petr Pavel, who will take office as head of state on 9 March, said in an interview with the French daily on Monday that negotiations with Russia were pointless because Moscow was not willing to reach an agreement.
He added that the Czech Republic should not be a bridge between the West and the East. Rather, it should clearly pull towards the former. Commenting on the work of his predecessors, he said that for him “this kind of ambition is very strange”, as it is impossible to stand in the middle, Index writes.
In the interview, the Czech president also spoke about Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán and the cooperation of the Visegrád Four. “The V4 needs a thorough overhaul, and we need to have very serious discussions about the future of the grouping,” he said. According to him, there is no point in reorganising the V4 from the ground up. He said that it would be easier to wait for a change of government in Hungary. He said that the Hungarian leadership will not be here forever. Sooner or later, there will be a change.
Petr Pavel giving an interview to Le Monde:
Source: index.hu, lemonde.fr
The same people who over through a 2 time elected president in Ukraine are working on it while yelling corruption and no democracy only more corruption a a much less democrat a set it on a path it is today,
Finally, now here’s a man who knows what a strait road is, and where it should lead to.
President Pavel is an Ex Communist who spent time working in NATO high command.
Of course he will obey his American NATO masters rather then the peoples of Czechia.
The sad thing is that the V4 could have been the vehicle to give the “New Europe” more power and influence within the EU and to counterbalance the established rule of Germany and France.
V4 has been neutered now.