But that doesn't make it any better, and might just explain that when push comes to shove we have few allies at the top table in the Council of Ministers,
The Czech Republic stayed practically alone with its objections when Great Britain withdrew its own objections. Czechs had no chance to alter the proposal in any way and gave in so as not to worsen its negotiating position in the future, Kalousek said.The Czechs diplomatically call it 'pragmatism'. Me I call it cowardice.
"Gnashing our teeth at a moment when the Czech Republic stayed alone and the result was clear, we said we would not break the EU Council's unity because it is quite important for our negotiating position on other topics," Kalousek said.
"Great Britain shared our view until yesterday [Monday] and thus has offered an extraordinary show of pragmatism," he added.
HT Open Europe