Monday, 29 August 2016
Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman's attitude to migration does not find any understanding in Germany, Czech-German relations expert Kai-Olaf Lang, from the Science and Policy Foundation (SWP), said on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic tries to avoid a clash between old and new EU countries and prevent the animosity between Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel from undermining the security, political and economic interests of the EU, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech aversion to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is incomprehensible because no other strong European politician did so much for maintaining EU unity in the past decade, Ondrej Houska writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday, two days before Merkel's visit in Prague.

Opinion | ČTK

Many Czechs still oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel's accommodating approach to immigrants from 2015, but the migrant crisis has subsided since and Prague's stances on almost all migrant-related issues are identical with Berlin's now, Luboš Palata wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Earlier this year the Czech government made international news with its plan to promote “Czechia” as a snappy alternative to the cumbersome “the Czech Republic”.

Opinion | ČTK

Monday's talks of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the Urals demonstrated the fact that Germany is the sole EU country having its own notions of European politics, Zbyněk Petráček reported in Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Communists (KSČM) keep popular with many Czech voters owing to their skilful coexistence with the present democratic political system that they label unacceptable, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in Právo on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech sport officials are to blame for Martina Sáblíková, a three time Olympics speed skating champion, not being able to compete in the Olympic time trial and they should cover the costs of her useless trip to Rio de Janeiro, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic should consider resumption of the compulsory military service if Donald Trump became U.S. president and struck deal with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Pavel Novacek writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czechs are incapable of adequately handling the still unpunished cases of the Cold-War killings along the Iron Curtain, and they should probably deal with them jointly with the other countries involved, Luděk Navara wrote in Tuesday's issue of Mladá fronta Dnes.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Central Europe continues to actively court Chinese investment. But increased coziness with Beijing comes with tradeoffs, including a loss in influence for the region's traditional ally, the United States.

Opinion | ČTK

The doping story, due to which the Russian track and field athletes cannot go to the Rio Olympics, symbolically shows the functioning of the whole Russian society, or the production of imitations and simulacra, Jefim Fištejn has written in the latest issue of the Czech weekly Reflex.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Czech President Milos Zeman is stepping up the political ante by mentioning a Brexit-like referendum.

Opinion | ČTK

Europe starts to resemble Israel in that it is a constant target of terror, but it refuses to imitate Israel and consistently designate threat, Zbynek Petracek writes in daily Lidove noviny published on Tuesday, commenting on the latest series of terrorist attacks.

Opinion | ČTK

The result of the vote on Brexit held one month ago was affected by lies about the money the United Kingdom pays to the EU budget, the impossibility to control the border and foreigners from Eastern Europe sponging on the British budget, Pavel Bratinka writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Saturday.