Analysing the Czech Republic’s Foreign Policy in 2017
- Alica Kizeková
- Content Type
- Institute of International Relations Prague
- The year 2017 was the final year of the government of Bohuslav Sobotka (established
in 2013 and made up of ČSSD [the Social Democrats], ANO 2011 and KDU-ČSL [the
Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People’s Party]).
While the political parties in this government had promised to provide stability and they achieved this
goal throughout the majority of their term, from March 2017, political conflicts surrounding the leader of ANO 2011 and Minister of Finance Andrej Babiš had a major
impact on the government’s stability. Parliamentarians requested an explanation of
the financial activities of the leader of ANO 2011 and there were calls for his resignation. PM Sobotka offered to resign to facilitate the demise of the whole cabinet and
thus remove Babiš from his post.
- Foreign Policy, Elections, Domestic politics
- Political Geography
- Europe, Czech Republic