Monday, 21 May 2018
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.

Opinion | The Guardian

By all means debate why Jeremy Corbyn held meetings with a diplomat in the 80s. But don't pretend they are an irrelevance

Opinion | ČTK

The main problem of Andrej Babiš, Czech PM in resignation, is not that he was an agent of the Communist StB secret service, but that he has the StB mentality, Slovak daily Denník N wrote on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Sokol gymnastic union, a highly influential Czech nongovernmental organisation, seems to have contributed to the establishment of the independent Czechoslovak state 100 years ago more than all then political parties, Jaroslav Veis wrote Lidove noviny on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Pyeongchang Olympic Games that started on Friday helped open a dialogue between South and North Korea, but North Korea cannot be expected to give up its nuclear programme, Czech political analyst Marketa Bejgerova has told CTK.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs would pay dearly for it if they succumbed to the fantasists promoting the country's departure from the EU, as Czexit would definitely mean not only an economic but also huge civilisation loss for the Czech nation, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

ANO leader Andrej Babiš can hardly form a new cabinet without support from President Miloš Zeman, whose controversial aides may in exchange influence not only its lineup but also its approach to key issues such as a giant tender for nuclear units, Respekt wrote on Monday.

Opinion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Jan. 27 re-election of Milos Zeman will set the tone and tenor of public life in the Czech Republic. He will certainly reinforce the stereotype of central Europe as "different" from the rest of Europe.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The re-election of Zeman as Czech president exposes the opportunities and the limits of Moscow's meddling, along with a rift in Czech society.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The Czech Republic could have prevented another populist victory by taking a closer look at neighboring Slovakia's recent history.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman defended his post against academic Jiri Drahos on Saturday because he managed to activate his supporters and people should get ready for a tough battle for the form of Czech democracy, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The result of the Czech presidential runoff, won by President Milos Zeman, is "incomprehensible and tragic," Russian historian Andrei Zubov writes in a commentary for the Ukrainian server Obozrevatel headlined "This time, no tanks were needed."

Opinion | ČTK

The vulgarisation of Czech politics remains and the society is divided into two camps, but one can also expect re-elected President Milos Zeman to start behaving like a statesman, the Slovak press wrote about his victory in the runoff on Monday.

Opinion | The Irish Times

To the Kremlin's delight, a populist who peddles scare stories about refugees has won re-election