Saturday, 20 October 2018
Opinion | ČTK

Tomio Okamura, leader of the right-wing populist Freedom and Direct Democracy, will return to the game if the failure of the ANO movement and the Social Democrats to form a coalition government is definitive, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The ultimatum the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) have set for forming a cabinet with Andrej Babis's ANO is toothless and ridiculous because Babis does not depend on the CSSD and can easily form a cabinet without its support, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The story of Bohuslav Sobotka, former Czech prime minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman, can serve both as an inspiration and a warning to his successors in the CSSD, Lukas Jelinek writes in the Saturday issue of daily Pravo.

Opinion | ČTK

The goal of Andrej Babiš, leader of the Czech election-winning ANO, seems to be the provoking of an early general election rather than forming a regular majority government with one or more partners, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | EUobserver

The disappearance of Ye Jianming, chairman of China Energy Company Ltd (CEFC), and news of his investigation by China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has sent shock waves across the Czech media.

Opinion | ČTK

Miloš Zeman did not manage to suppress his nature of a revengeful boor even during his ceremonial inauguration for the second term as Czech president on Thursday, Jan Štětka wrote in Friday's Hospodářské noviny, branding Zeman's speech at the event "boring, haughty and embarrassing."

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman's first important step within his second mandate is his planned visit to the Communist congress, by which he confirms the new character of the domestic scene that he helped create and that boosts his own power, Petr Honzejk wrotes in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | The Times

Recent spy claims bring back sad memories of my experience under the sinister former regime

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech authorities should set free Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim wanted by Turkey, who was detained in Prague at the weekend, and not succumb to the pressure by President Recep Erdogan's regime, Teodor Marjanovič wrote in Monday's Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The willingness of many Czechs to trust disinformation campaigns largely contributed to the Communist coup in 1948 and still poses a serious risk, which is why democrats should unite in support of democracy, historian Jaroslav Sebek wrote in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) out on Friday.

Opinion | Emerging Europe

Czexit will not happen overnight, but the conditions have never been as favourable before. If it indeed happens, its impact on this medium-sized country surrounded by EU member states will nevertheless far exceed even the worst-case scenario Britain is currently looking at.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) lacks strong leaders and its programme objectives have been "stolen" by the rival ANO movement, which is why the CSSD's prospects are gloomy, whatever it may do now, Petr Honzejk wrote in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

New Defence Minister Karla Šlechtová (for ANO) has recently proposed a lot of changes in the military, but her plans raise concerns that she might weaken the defence capabilities of the country, Jaroslav Spurný wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Jan Hamáček, whom the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) elected their new leader on Sunday, is the best choice of the bad solutions available, Lubos Krec writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Sunday election congress of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) did not fulfil the darkest fears and showed that the party was prepared to become neither a "subsidiary" of ANO chairman Andrej Babis nor a puppet of President Milos Zeman, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Monday.