Sunday, 17 December 2017
Opinion | ČTK

The position of ANO leader Andrej Babiš is more fragile than ever before due to his scandals, but they need not bring about his political fall because his rivals are weak and offer nothing special to Czech voters, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The European dimension of Czech policies will be crucial for Prague now that Slovakia says it puts joining the EU hard core above cooperation in the Visegrad Four (V4) while Poland and Hungary are seeking allies outside the EU, Adam Černý wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech October 20-21 general election outcome will indicate whether the Czechs will seek to join the EU hard core, which makes the election probably the most important in the country's post-communist history, Milos Balaban wrote in daily Pravo on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The two-speed Europe project tends to split the Visegrad Four (V4) group, commentator Jiří Pehe writes in Právo, adding that Slovakia might drift away from the V4 towards the EU's hard core, which would throw the Czech Republic under a stronger influence of Hungary and Poland.

Opinion | ČTK

The Visegrad Group (V4) is more and more turning into a V2 group, in which the Czechs and Slovaks are the more open partners, while the Hungarians and Poles are considered EU renegades, and French President Emmanuel Macron is speeding up the split, Lidové noviny wrote on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Most European Muslims are no terrorists, but they keep their specific identity, which is hardly compatible with the West and which the majority society protects without showing interest in local Muslims' views, David Rožánek wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.

Opinion | ČTK

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) vehemently promote a full Czech rejection of the euro ahead of the October general election and their assertion that they do not wish Prague's departure from the EU is rather unconvincing, Marek Svehla wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs cannot lose freedom otherwise but on their own initiative, which is why they should permanently keep in mind the developments following the August 21, 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia as a warning memento, Jiří Němec wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman's success or failure in the early 2018 presidential election, in which he will be running again, may depend on the steps he will take during the birth of the next government that will emerge from an October general election, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

The chaos accompanying Donald Trump's presidency may accelerate the process of the U.S. decline and the emergence of the post-American world where the USA might become quite unpredictable and turn into a geopolitical rival of Europe, Miloš Balaban writes in Czech daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman shows a dual approach to various forms of authoritarian regimes and some may even suspect him of preferring authoritarianism to democracy, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo, reacting to the opinions Zeman voiced in a recent radio interview.

Opinion | ČTK

The recently issued book, in which Czech Academy of Sciences former head Jiří Drahoš speaks about his life, clearly shows why the professor is considered a man of compromise and favourite of the direct presidential election, Petr Zidek writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN).

Opinion | ČTK

Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed two key bills passed by parliament, opposing Jaroslaw Kaczynski's politics that diverts from democratic principles, but the dispute over the judiciary reform seems to remain open, Adam Cerny wrote in Tuesday's issue of Hospodarske noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czechs harm their own position by being active members of the Visegrad Four (V4) group now that the rule of law and liberal democracy have been attacked in Hungary and Poland, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo, adding that Czech leaders should at least distance themselves from the attacks.

Opinion | ČTK

The long-awaited and long-prepared programme Restart for the reconstruction of three Czech coal-mining regions is a disappointment because it is not a well-considered and comprehensive plan, Petr Musil writes in weekly Tyden out on Monday.