Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek is currently the EU’s rotating president and, like a drunken sailor on karaoke night, he’s letting everyone know what’s on his mind. On President Obama’s economic policies, for example, he declared: “All of these steps, these combinations and permanency, is the road to hell.”
This could get awkward. Obama’s upcoming European tour includes a stop in Prague. Then again, Topolanek just lost a no-confidence vote, so he doesn’t exactly speak for his people at the moment. Just Europe.
“All of these steps, these combinations and permanency, is the road to hell,” Topolanek said. “The United States did not take the right path.”
Topolanek’s critique came just one day after his government in Prague was toppled by a no-confidence vote by opposition lawmakers in the Czech parliament. Although he will remain prime minister for the time being, his shaky position at home raised questions about whether he could remain effective as the E.U.‘s president until his country’s six-month term expires at the end of June.