Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Opinion | ČTK

The candidacy of the incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman is the candidacy of fear as he is afraid of debates with other candidates and spends the pre-election time hidden in his own mausoleum, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The EU Anti-Fraud Office's (OLAF) report on a suspicious drawing of a EU subsidy by the Czech Capi hnizdo firm is clearly unfavourable for its former owner and current PM Andrej Babis (ANO), but still it need not affect the Czech scene at all, Julie Hrstkova writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The arguments the Czechs and the rest of the Visegrad Four (V4) group use to reject the EU's migrant quotas are unfounded and Prague should try to accept some refugees from Greece or Italy to see whether such a step may be a success, Tomas Vlach writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic saw several unprecedented dark "novelties" in 2017, such as the challenging of the traditional system of political parties, of the human rights principle, of the constitution and of the country's EU membership, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman, whose five-year term in office expires in March, has divided society and continued campaigning for his re-election in his Christmas messages to citizens, Jaroslav Veis wrote in daily Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic is governed by the worst possible combination of forces that may secure impunity for PM Andrej Babiš and re-election for President Miloš Zeman, Slovak daily Denník N wrote on Thursday, adding that the Babiš-Zeman pact was confirmed again during the new cabinet's appointment.

Opinion | ČTK

The chance of President Miloš Zeman to defend his position in the direct presidential election in January is increasing every day, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny. The result remains open, but Zeman has more and more trump cards in his hands.

Opinion | ČTK

The social contract has collapsed in the Czech Republic, which faces businessmen's populism and a crisis of political parties, Jiří Přibáň, Czech lawyer and sociologist at the University of Wales, said at a conference on Friday, warning against the current Czech developments as potentially dangerous.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs should tell Israelis and U.S. President Donald Trump they should not take these steps as the Czech Middle East policy insists on two, Israeli and Palestinian, states, which must be achieved by an agreement, Teodor Marjanovic writes in the financial paper Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech political parties may be wrong when writing off the Communists (KSCM) as a possible ally to help them stop the rise of Andrej Babis and Tomio Okamura, the autocrat leaders of the democracy-unfriendly ANO and SPD movements, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

ANO leader and next PM Andrej Babis has allied with the Communists (KSCM) and the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) in parliament as a result of which the country may soon have an ANO cabinet leaning on a "red-brownish" base, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

The prevailing Euroscepticism of Czechs is rather surprising and its causes are evidently internal, not inflicted from outside, political analyst Jiri Pehe wrote in daily Pravo on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman is the favourite of the Czech direct presidential election in which he will be facing eight rivals in January, but he may surprisingly fail like he surprisingly succeeded in the previous election in 2013, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | UNIAN

President Miloš Zeman is a welcomed guest in Moscow where he is referred to with piety as Putin's personal friend. Being a Russian president's friend means being ready to turn a blind eye to Russian crimes in Ukraine.

Opinion | The Slovak Spectator

Political somersaults in the Czech Republic can easily threaten Slovakia. If the presidential elections and government formation in Prague take a wilder turn, the country beneath the Tatra mountains will become the last island of liberal democracy in a region full of "strange" regimes resistant to the European Union.