Tuesday, 17 July 2018
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

Opinion | ČTK

It does not suffice to field an "anti-Zeman" against incumbent President Milos Zeman to succeed, the Slovak media outlets wrote on Saturday on the Czech presidential election runoff, in which Zeman defended his post, beating academic Jiri Drahos.

Opinion | Transitions Online

How can the Czech Republic have such low rates of depression and still so many suicides?

Opinion | ČTK

Incumbent President Miloš Zeman is pushed to the defensive, for which he is unprepared, Jaroslav Veis wrote in Lidové noviny, commenting on the outcome of the first round of the presidential election in which Zeman received 38.6 % of the vote, less than he expected.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Who is most likely to be the next Czech head of state? And given his rhetorical skills, will mooted TV debates be enough to turn things around for Mr. Zeman? Radio Prague discussed those questions with Dr. Sean Hanley of School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

Opinion | ČTK

Academic Jiri Drahos seems to be in a better position before the Czech presidential runoff, but Milos Zeman can defend his post if he manages to win new voters and unsettle Drahos's supporters, Slovak press writes.

Opinion | Carnegie Europe

Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.

Opinion | ČTK

Incumbent President Milos Zeman is a boor, egomaniac and populist with the biggest chances to succeed in the forthcoming Czech presidential election and if he succeeds, he will keep dividing Europe, the German press wrote on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech political scene remains in the state of a remarkable rigidity despite turbulent developments such as the creation of a new cabinet, the parliament debating the confidence vote in Prime Minister Andrej Babis's cabinet and the presidential vote, the Austrian paper Der Standard wrote on Thursday.

Opinion | The Slovak Spectator

Even if you are someone who liked Zeman for being Zeman, that is not the guy running for president in 2018.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who paid an official visit to Slovakia, his home country, on Friday, is a prototype of a politician that causes damage in both domestic and foreign policy, Slovak daily Dennik N writes.