Saturday, 20 October 2018
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.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) want Andrej Babis's ANO to break up with the far-right SPD movement as a condition for their forming a coalition government with ANO and a step to prevent ANO from forming a parallel unofficial coalition with the SPD, Josef Koukal writes in Pravo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Communists (KSCM), which gained the worst result in history in the last October general election, paradoxically stand closest to power since the fall of the totalitarian regime in 1989, Slovak daily Sme wrote on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic is not a xenophobic country, as it is sometimes labelled due to its refusal of the EU migrant quotas, but it is actually a standard European country in terms of diversity, Jan Machacek wrote in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Thursday.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Though long based in Wales, where he teaches at the Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Professor Jiří Přibáň is a regular commentator on politics in his native Czech Republic. Last week he discussed the rise of populism, the chances of a vote on leaving the EU and the outlook for Czech liberals.

Opinion | ČTK

Most Czechs are annoyed at and would hardly further tolerate the election-winning ANO's still inconclusive talks on forming a new government and the continuing rule of ANO's single-party minority cabinet that failed to win MPs' confidence in January, Josef Koukal writes in Pravo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

It would be correct and respectful of ANO leader Andrej Babiš to enable the birth of a majority government headed by other ANO representative than himself, and it would be irresponsible of democratic parties not to support such a cabinet, Erik Tabery wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Amid attacks on public television and radio, outcome rests with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.