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Archduke Karl von Habsburg proposed as President of the European Commission

The Monarchist Party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia has sent a formal request to the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic to promote Archduke Karl von Habsburg as the next President of the European Commission.

Radim Spacek, Chairman of The Bohemian Crown Monarchist Party, told Royal Central: “Currently we are trying to convince our Prime Minister to foster Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen as a chairman of the European Commission, since His Royal Highness definitely is a person very well acquainted with the European agenda and having an excellent knowledge of the problems concerning Central Europe, including countries of the Visegrad.”

His Majesty King Michael I of Romania together Archduke Karl of Austria at the funeral of Crown Prince Otto of Austria who was the first cousin of King Michael’s wife Queen Anne. Photo: HertigAvRomanjie via Wikimedia Commons.

The full letter reads:

Prime Minister,

Following your public statement after Friday’s meeting of the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary in Prague on a joint attitude to the nomination of the head of the European Commission, namely: “It’s not that we insist on someone who must be from Central or Eastern Europe. Of course, there are such candidates, but it’s about the person who understands our region and does not have any prejudices and historically negative opinions… ” we would like to propose a suitable candidate for the function in question.

The criteria you recommended are undoubtedly fulfilled by His Imperial and Royal Highness Charles of Habsburg, as the grandson of the last Austrian Emperor and King of Bohemia, the Blessed Charles I.

In addition to having a wealth of experience in contemporary politics in Europe, he is also the current head of the House, that governed Central and Eastern Europe region for centuries, to the general long-term benefit of its people.

It is a well-known fact that the deconstruction of the Danube Monarchy in 1918 did not bring peace or stability to the region of Central and Eastern Europe when none of the successor states of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire was able to protect its inhabitants from the danger of Nazism and later communism.

In view of the above-mentioned facts, we recommend to make use of the described historical experience and to launch relevant negotiations with the recommended candidate.

Regards, RNDr. Radim ŠPAČEK

Chairman of the Bohemian Crown (monarchist party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia)”

The flag of the lost Bohemian kingdom during the last week protests in Prague. Photo: The Czech Crown / The Monarchist Party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.

The Monarchist Party of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, is also referred to as “The Czech Crown”. This political party is a Czech monarchist political party that wishes the restoration of Czech monarchy with House of Habsburg-Lorraine. The party was founded in 1991. The Bohemian royalists were heavily involved in ongoing protests in the Czech Republic through the last weeks.

The Visegrad Group is a cultural and political alliance of the four Central European states, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, which are members of the European Union and NATO, for the purposes of advancing military, cultural, economic and energy cooperation with one another along with furthering their integration in the EU.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.