Monday, 24 September 2018
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

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.