Friday, 28 July 2017
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).

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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.

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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.

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The chanceless nomination of Karel Srp to the council of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) is another in a series of provocations on the part of President Miloš Zeman, Josef Koukal wrote in daily Právo.

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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.

Opinion | ČTK

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.

Opinion | ČTK

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.