Saturday, 21 October 2017
Opinion | ČTK

Chistian Democrat (KDU-ČSL) head Pavel Bělobrádek suffered a defeat when his party rejected an election coalition with the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN), Lukáš Jelínek writes in Právo under the title of "Christian Democrats took fright at their courage."

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Bohuslav Sobotka's legacy is fading away still before he leaves the office of the Czech prime minister and it is no wonder that he has decided to vacate the scene after the October general election, Lukáš Jelínek writes in daily Právo. Sobotka quit the post of ČSSD chairman over the party's steeply decreasing voter preferences in mid-June.

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Recent unofficial but strong calls by a number of Czechs for the country to seek sovereignty in relation to the EU remind of the calls the Slovak promoters of the Czechoslovak federation's split made 25 years ago, Zbyněk Petráček writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

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Czech politicians and the general public seem oblivious to the opportunity to adopt euro, which would prevent the country from moving away from the democratic Western Europe, Kateřina Šafaříková wrote in Respekt.

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The EU must start returning migrants from the sea straight to Africa, though the step will cost many billions of euros and it might even require EU military mission, Luboš Palata writes in Czech daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Monday.

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Czechs' lack of professional post-communist politicians and politics in their country is markedly influenced by the cultural prejudice that it is a dirty business, lawyer and sociologist Jiří Přibáň told Saturday's issue of Právo.

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Style and vision play the key role in the campaign before the Czech general election and ANO leader Andrej Babiš's fresh book about his dream of the Czech Republic in 2035 is a new political bible of the present time, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday. He says the book by the rich businessman Babiš offers all the communication codes used between politicians and voters to win the elections. Czech politics has got closer to classical marketing in which the image is more important than the real quality, Pecinka writes.

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Czech society seems to be looking for "Dad," a man in his 50s who would look after everything after voters put him in charge of the country, and this emotional choice is accompanied by a strong enthusiasm that turns into a deep disappointment, Erik Tabery says in weekly Respekt out yesterday. In such an emotional environment, it is hard to do politics because facts are pushed aside, he writes four months before a general election.

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People in the Czech Republic are evidently opposed to the acceptance of refugees within the EU's migrant relocation quotas, but still Czech politicians should promote the quotas instead of rejecting them as dead, Tomáš Lindner writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

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The Visegrad Four (V4) group has been rather ineffective due to lacking coordination so far, and its approach to the further development of the EU will be a key test to show whether the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have anything in common, Adam Černý writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) Friday.

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Czechs' earnings still amount to roughly one-third of those of Germans after their efforts lasting for 25 years, Pavel Kohout writes in Lidové noviny (LN), adding that nothing but hard work and domestic capital can help close the gap.

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The Social Democrats may win a few more percent of the vote in the autumn election thanks to the replacement of their leader, but no breakthrough will come since they have no clear story to tell to the voters, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

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Prague should stop its clownish boycott of the migrant relocation quotas and start respecting them as binding on EU members, or it should take a serious approach and seek an opt-out from the EU migration policy, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

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The election campaign of the British Conservatives is a textbook example of a bad political struggle, Jiří Přibáň wrote Lidové noviny, adding that PM Theresa May failed to show prudence and respect for her rivals and her own performance was poor.

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The Czech Senate, the upper house of parliament, was established in the mid-1990s as a council of the elderly, but it more and more reminds of a bizarre ensemble that neither political parties nor the senators themselves take seriously, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.