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“The EU in its current form is a tragic mistake of the European history.”

English Pages, 30. 10. 2019

Russia in Global Affairs Associate Editor Glenn Diesen talks with former President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus about the current state of affairs in the EU, populism, green politics, globalization, and other controversial issues of today.

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The 2019 Climate Alarmists´ Offensive is Exclusively Politically Driven

English Pages, 20. 8. 2019

Some of us have been trying to oppose the irrational, populist and evidently non-scientific climate alarmism for a very long period of time, some of us for years, some even for decades. In my speech here – in Erice – in 2012, I said: “this doctrine, as a set of beliefs, is an ideology, if not a religion. It lives independently on the science of climatology. Its disputes are not about temperature, but are a part of the conflict of ideologies… This doctrine is a loosely connected cascade of arguments, not a monolithic concept which – because of its structure – escapes the scrutiny of science.”

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National Sovereignty and the Unsolvable Problem of the EU

English Pages, 10. 6. 2019

Many thanks for inviting me and for asking me to talk about “National Sovereignty and the Problem of the EU”. The suggested title is excellent and goes straight to the real point of the issue which is for many of us – on our continent – the crucial one. More and more Europeans feel that they are losing their national sovereignty and one of their most important identities – the national one.

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Today´s Russia: The Consequences of an only Incompletely Realized Systemic Transformation

English Pages, 4. 6. 2019

Many thanks for bringing me here. I have to admit that for someone like me – from Central Europe, from a country without a direct contact with the sea – this is an extraordinary experience. In the past, in the communist era, I didn’t have a chance to sail on such a big ship.

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Václav Klaus: The Speech on the Occasion of Argentina National Day

English Pages, 27. 5. 2019

I am honoured to be asked to say a few words on the occasion of the National Day of Argentina, the day when you remember and celebrate the historic revolution which paved the way to the independence of Argentina. Your country won the independence a century before my country. 

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Notes for London Brexit Party Campaign Rally

English Pages, 22. 5. 2019


1) Dear Brexit friends, it is a great honour and pleasure for me to be here with all of you. To be here as the only foreign but I would like to stress as a friend of your country. I have to express my gratitude to my good friend Nigel Farage for inviting me.

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Speech in China: Notes for Wuzhen

English Pages, 13. 5. 2019

1) Many thanks for the invitation, for including me into this group. I haven’t been to China already for a long time. Here, in the Shanghai region, I was last time in the middle of the last decade. It was during my official state visit to China and I remember that I was taken also to another water town Zhu-Jia-Jiao. Once again, many thanks for giving me this opportunity.

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The Amsterdam Lecture: Is There a Chance for a European Renaissance?

English Pages, 8. 5. 2019

Many thanks for giving me a good reason for visiting your country. Many thanks for inviting me to deliver the 2019 Renaissance lecture. I am also glad to get the opportunity to be in touch with your political party, especially after its successful performance in the March elections.

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Václav Klaus: Interview in the Italian journal “il Messaggero

English Pages, 8. 4. 2019

How do you define yourself? Conservative, populist or right-wing populist?

When I founded my political party 28 years ago, I hesitated between the adjectives conservative and liberal. We finally decided to call it “Civic Democratic Party”. I am a conservative as regards culture and society, but a liberal as regards economic issues.

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