Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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.

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.