Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Opinion | Worldcrunch

From a geopolitical perspective, the Czech Republic is a case apart. After four decades of being "abducted" to the East, it has spent 30 years as part of the West. But in recent years, part of the country's political elite and a large part of society have repeatedly questioned our affiliation with the West.

Opinion | Transitions Online

In pandemic time, citizens and governments are saying: Because we don't trust each other, we have to behave a bit more responsibly than usual.

Opinion | Transitions Online

As invisible foreign invaders spark panic around the globe, it's easy for democrats to get distracted from the all-too-human threats we know so well.

Opinion | Columbia Journalism Review

Jérôme Lefilliâtre, a media and business reporter at the French daily Libération, wrote a book about Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský. CJR spoke with Lefilliâtre on April 1 about Křetínský's background, investment strategy, and incursion into the French media landscape.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Amid the pandemic, Russia, China, and others find time to debate the timing of the beginning and end of World War II and other details of years long past.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

Even though the trust in the government is as high as ever, it has not proven itself as a crisis manager.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

The Czech Republic, a post-communist country, should praise anyone, who officially, publicly and constructively questions the actions of the state.

Opinion | Romea

Thousands of people endangered by the loss of their housing, an increase in the number of children removed from their families into state care, and a worsening in the quality of life for many of the people who need support from the state the most. Those are the likely impacts of the eventual implementation of the bill proposed by Labor and Social Affairs Minister Jana Maláčová for a more restrictive system of housing benefits.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

The day Stanislav Křecek was appointed to office, it was clear that the rule of law state will suffer devastating damage.

Opinion | Transitions Online

As the pandemic rages, the balance of power in Central Europe is tipping, with Beijing's thumb on the scales.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The Czech Republic has a prime opportunity to take advantage of newly found societal unity and learn from its mistakes to create an effective system of resilience for the future.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

On Tuesday the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of extending the state of emergency for 14 more days. Despite the uniqueness of the current situation MPs were right not to give the government a blank cheque for another 30 days.

Opinion | USA Today

While the US and other countries are debating the potential value of a universal face mask rule in combating the spread of coronavirus, here in the Czech Republic that debate was settled weeks ago: it absolutely works!

Opinion | Romea

Monika Le Fay, an author, documentary filmmaker and publicist, who is raising a Romani child in the Czech Republic, has responded to the election of Stanislav Křeček as the Public Defender of Rights. News server Romea.cz published her article in full translation.

Opinion | Transparency International

A court in Prague struck a blow to civil society in the Czech Republic on Friday, when it bizarrely ruled that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš can continue to lie about Transparency International and does not need to apologize for false statements made about our national chapter in the Czech Republic.