Final Word from Tuesday, June 13, 2017

EU Commission Pres. Jean-Claude Juncker told Czechs in Prague last week that they are great Europeans and should be great Europeans on the migration issue too. He was less diplomatic when he spoke to Der Spiegel, saying that he favors launching infringement procedures against countries that don't take part in the refugee quota scheme. If the Commission follows through on this today and tries to fine the CR millions of euros, it could be a godsend for ČSSD as it tries to dig itself out of the hole dug for it by Bohuslav Sobotka. Interior Min. Milan Chovanec could take the bull by the horn and, in the same week that he becomes acting ČSSD chair, tear into the Commission. He could show that his party still has spunk. But wouldn't the Commission then be required to register with the Czech campaign-oversight office? That is, after all, what is required when someone engages in campaign agitation on behalf of a political party and a payment is involved. [Czech Republic president European Union immigration minister]

Glossary of difficult words

infringement - the action of breaking the terms of a law, agreement, etc.;

godsend - a very helpful or valuable event, person, or article;

to take the bull by the horns - to deal decisively with a difficult or dangerous situation;

to tear into - to attack verbally;

spunk - courage and determination.


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