Czech election: Winner gives EU warning over east-west divide saying ‘REFLECT ON BREXIT’

21 Oct

The billionaire businessman stormed to victory in the ballot, with an exit poll suggesting his ANO party has defied expectations and won 31.7 per cent of the vote.

But speaking this afternoon, the populist leader said the EU needs to “stop talking about a two-speed Europe” and reflect on the reasons for Britain voting Leave. 

French leader Emmanuel Macron has previously outlined his plans for sweeping reforms, which include a strengthening of the economic union between key member states, like France and Germany.

But Eastern European countries have warned this would lead to a “two-speed Europe”, where richer nations in the west enjoy faster growth while newer member states to the east are left to catch up.

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