BBC NEWS | Europe | Czech PM attacks Obama spending
So does he know what he's talking about?The Czech prime minister has condemned US President Barack Obama's economic recovery plans as "a way to hell".
Mirek Topolanek was speaking in the European Parliament, in his capacity as current holder of the EU presidency.
Hours before his remarks, President Obama appealed for all countries to bear the burden of spending to stimulate the world economy.
Mr Topolanek said the biggest success of last week's EU summit was its refusal to copy the US example.......
.......He attacked the US's growing budget deficit and the "Buy America" campaign, saying "all of these steps, these combinations and permanency is the way to hell".
"We need to read the history books and the lessons of history and the biggest success of the (EU) is the refusal to go this way," he said......