Zeman makes strong comments on first presidential visit to Austria

23-04-2013

President Miloš Zeman began his two-day visit to Austria by meeting with the country’s President Heinz Fischer in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed nuclear energy safety – an issue that has always been a divisive one for the neighboring countries – and specifically the expansion of the nuclear power plant Temelín.

Later, in an interview with the Austrian news agency APA, the Czech president insinuated that the majority of ethnic Germans in Sudetenland supported and collaborated with the Nazi regime during World War Two, and that many of them could have faced much worse punishment than expulsion.