Monday, 16 July 2018
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech cabinet's programme is an incoherent combination of vows made by the populist ANO, the Social Democrats and the Communists, which PM Andrej Babiš does not take for binding on him and is ready to adapt it for his own benefit any time, Jan Štětka wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The image of the Czech brand-new cabinet is burdened with infamous affairs of some of its members, Pavel Baroch writes in weekly Tyden on Monday, mentioning Tatana Mala (justice), Lubomir Metnar (defence), Antonin Stanek (culture) and Richard Brabec (environment) among the disputable ministers.

Opinion | ČTK

Communists, like fascists, are nothing but evil and a politician seeking their support is no proper administrator of public affairs but a collaborator with evil, Slovak daily Sme wrote on Friday in reaction to the new Czech minority government relying on the Communists' support.

Opinion | ČTK

The concessions the potential government parties may make to the Communist Party (KSCM) in exchange for its toleration of a minority cabinet may influence the foreign political course of the Czech Republic, Slovak daily Dennik N wrote on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

A government that will be in reality determined by President Milos Zeman, not Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) is in the offing, Erik Tabery writes in the weekly Respekt on Monday, analysing the government-forming talks between ANO and the Social Democrats.

Opinion | ČTK

The latest wave of popular personalities who joined the ANO movement at its birth is leaving Andrej Babis and he should find a replacement for them, Miroslav Korecky wrote in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Andrej Babis's ANO minority cabinet, which has always presented itself as firmly united, seems to be crumbling now and only a few of its "very hard-working" members will join the new coalition cabinet ANO wants to form with the Social Democrats (CSSD), Josef Koukal wrote in Pravo on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Central European countries, including Slovakia and the Czech Republic, are sending confusing signals towards the European Union and NATO, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said at the opening of the Globsec international conference on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Communists (KSCM) seem to be trapped by their own resolution not to back a planned minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) if the coalition pact includes a plan to reinforce Czech participation in military missions abroad, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Thursday.

Opinion | The Washington Post

Yesterday I received word that Pavla Holcová, a brave and unflappable Czech journalist, had been summoned by Slovakian police, who are investigating the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak earlier this year.

Opinion | ČTK

The Communist Party has threatened not to tolerate the nascent minority government of ANO and the Social Democrats if more Czech soldiers are deployed in NATO foreign missions, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny, adding that the country is at a turning point.

Opinion | ČTK

The dispute over the promotion of BIS counter-intelligence chief Michal Koudelka to general is part of the fight for the long-term focus of the Czech foreign policy, Ondrej Kundra writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday, referring to President Milos Zeman's refusal to promote Koudelka.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) cannot succeed thanks to the coalition with Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO that will depend on the Communists, the Slovak paper Dennik N wrote on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democrats do not have immoderate demands for ministries in the talks on a coalition government with the stronger ANO movement, but they just follow a common strategy in politics, Petr Kolman wrote in Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Slovak ex-PM Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy) may be regretting that he resigned in March due to pressure after the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak, for he now appears to have put on a thick skin, Martin M. Simecka writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday.