A break-up of the euro zone is necessary for Europe's future, the Czech Republic's former president told CNBC on Thursday, adding to the increasing calls for a dissolution of the single currency area.
"I fully agree with the political stance of [anti-euro] parties in Europe. I think this is necessary for Europe," Vaclav Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic until six weeks ago, told CNBC at the Russia Forum in Moscow on Thursday.
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"The change must come from below and it must be done in a normal political discourse, in a normal political interplay of parties in Europe," he added.
The rise of anti-euro parties has been seen across Europe, with Beppe Grillo's "Five Star Movement" in Italy, SYRIZA in Greece and the U.K.'s UKIP party all increasing their share of votes. The latest party to promote an anti-euro agenda is the "Alternative fuer Deutschland" movement, launched in Germany on Sunday.