Thursday, 15 November 2018
Business | Opinion | Forbes

Just like in the U.S. it is the president and his deeds that divide the society in the Czech Republic. The lack of leadership able to unite the nation and evoke a clear vision echoes heavily among the wealthiest Czechs. Some enter politics themselves; others buy media to get a grip on the public affairs. Karel Komárek, worth USD 3.2 billion, embraces a different approach.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Local elections in the Czech Republic and Poland demonstrate that not all is lost.

Opinion | ECFR.eu

Having so far ignored the Czech Republic's interest in working with it, Berlin has a chance to help the country join new coalitions.

Opinion | PoliticalCritique.org

Last weekend's Czech local elections brought a sharp turn in the political discourse towards the alt-right when even the established mainstream "conservative" parties embraced a rhetoric of hate and racism. Aside from about a million ethical quandaries, the main question is – did it work?

Opinion | Transitions Online

Coming to terms with so many conflicting anniversaries in 2018 is even harder when national narratives and knowledge of history are lacking.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

This past week we commemorated the hot August nights of the Cold War era.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

As a 12 year old boy visiting Czechoslovakia in 1968 I was in Praha during the Soviet invasion. Here is my story...

Opinion | Political Critique

Most of the outrage aimed at the newly-approved Czech Government does not, curiously enough, have anything to do with the all-too-current threats of corruption, the concentration of power in the hands of one man or kamikaze-style foreign policy with regards to the EU. No, the real problem appears to be the communists, or rather, the spirits of the communist past.

Opinion | ČTK

The fact that most of the political power in the country is in the hands of Andrej Babiš (ANO) whose Agrofert gains hundreds of millions of crowns in state subsidies is a major problem of the Czech Republic, Luděk Vainert wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

When billionaire Andrej Babiš entered politics a few years ago, he applied the businesslike style of dealing with problems and seeking solutions and was not burdened with ideological disputes, but he seems to be afraid of voters now, Marek Švehla wrote in Respekt.

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.