Foreign Minister says statements in interview about EU taken out of context

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek has warned that the European Union needs to learn from Brexit and needs to listen more to its citizens or risk falling apart. He made the statement in an interview for the financial daily Hospodářské noviny published on Monday. In the interview, Mr Zaorálek was also quoted by the paper as saying the EU needed to control the movement of labour in the 27-member bloc. But on Monday, Mr Zaorálek issued a response saying that his words had been taken out of context by the daily, affirming that he was a supporter of the freedom of movement of labour in the EU. Opposition party TOP 09 had taken issue with the interview as published saying that restrictions on the movement of labour would only hurt the Czech economy.