Former deputy PM Vondra slashes Sarkozy

09-05-2009

The former Czech deputy prime minister for European affairs, Alexandr Vondra, criticized French president Nicolas Sarkozy for having complicated the Czech EU presidency, the French daily Le Monde reported on Saturday. Mr Vondra, who handed over EU agenda to his successor in the new government on Friday, criticized the French head of state at the EU summit for Eastern Partnership which was held in Prague on Thursday, and which was ignored by leaders of several EU countries including France. The former Czech deputy PM also said that Mr Sarkozy’s “imperial style” and unpredictable moods made things more difficult for the collective presidency of the bloc.