The French President has lined up with the Euro-MPs who used a private visit to the Czech head of state's residence, on Dec 5, to upbraid Mr Klaus for not toeing the EU line.
"It was a wound, it was an outrage to see that flags had been taken down from public buildings," said President Sarkozy, speaking in Strasbourg.
Mr Sarkozy went on to criticise President Klaus for having the nerve to fight back, in his own home, against the EU politically correct police in the form of a brigade of hectoring MEPs from fatuously titled "Conference of Presidents".
"The presidents of the political groups, should not be treated in this way, neither should the President of the Parliament, neither should the symbols of Europe," he threatened.
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