Communist Party says it expects to be consulted on big foreign policy decisions


Communist Party leader Vojtěch Filip has indicated that his party, which has agreed to back a future ANO-led government, would expect to be consulted on matters such as the possible expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a double agent in Britain.

The outgoing prime minister, Andrej Babiš, who is in the process of forming a new government, said on Friday that the Czech Republic would seriously consider expelling a number of Russian diplomats over the incident.

The Communists say such a move would be premature. On the other hand centre-right parties would fully back such a decision. A decision is expected next week.