Friday, 12 February 2016
Opinion | Radio Prague

An attack on a Prague community centre that helps refugees, the recent stabbing of a Syrian national and violence at anti-migrant rallies suggest that growing anti-Islamic sentiments may be radicalizing Czech society.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech right-wing opposition has no positive programme of its own and it prefers torpedoing every step the cabinet may take, Lukas Jelinek wrote in Pravo on Thursday in reaction to the opposition's loud indignation at a recent leak of secret data and the passing of the sales registration bill.

Opinion | ČTK

Hundreds of thousands of migrants are heading to the European Union in search of security, but Europe itself is changing under their influx, Martin Ehl wrote in Hospodářké noviny on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Central Europe has long been afraid that the U.S. is turning away from it, but now it shows that this is not true and it will depend on how the countries more threatened by Russia, including the Czech Republic, will make use of this, the latest issue of weekly Respekt writes.

Opinion | ČTK

The release of the sum paid for two Czech women abducted in Pakistan may threaten the rescue of the Czech man kidnapped in Libya, and the acknowledging of the swap of five Czechs for Lebanese Ali Fayad is bad as well, expert in terrorism Adam Dolník told Tuesday's issue of daily Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Europe's way of thinking is returning, almost unnoticed, to the ideology of Nazism of the 1930s in reaction to the refugee wave, Marek Hudema wrote in Hospodářské noviny (HN) on Tuesday, referring to the gradual acceptance of views that would have been condemned a few years ago.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech Communist (KSCM) politician Jiri Mastalka, who is rather unknown in his homeland, was decorated by President Vladimir Putin for his defence of Russia and its interests in the European Parliament (EP), David Klimes wrote in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The migration-motivated demonstrations in the Czech Republic on Saturday have confirmed trends towards radicalisation and they reflect the moods in Czech society, experts addressed by ČTK on Monday agreed and they did not rule out a further worsening of the situation in the future.

Opinion | ČTK

Marek Dalík, former adviser to Czech PM Mirek Topolánek, who was sentenced to five years in prison for assisting in bribe taking last week, was the real ODS chief and Topolánek worked for him, not vice versa, Istvan Leko wrote in Friday's issue of Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The intensity of the migrant wave in 2016 will depend on Europe's capability of toughening and observing its refugee acceptance rules, according to the European Values Czech think-tank, its director Radek Hokovsky said at a presentation of two studies based on migrant data for 2015.

Opinion | ČTK

Miroslav Kalousek, chairman of the opposition conservative TOP 09, though he is an unchallengeable political strategist, has been in vain seeking a topic with which he would lead his party to the next elections, Oldřich Danda wrote in Právo on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

It would be meaningless to assess the performance of the Czech cabinet of Bohuslav Sobotka based on how many tasks and pledges it has fulfilled or failed to fulfil, since its main contribution is its calm and positive style of ruling, Jiří Pehe wrote in Saturday's Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The migrant crisis exposed the unpleasant fact that the European Union has gradually become something that functions well only in "good weather," but at the moment of crisis, it incessantly improvises which leads to bad ends, Miloš Balabán writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The security and political elites in the Czech Republic have long been underestimating the risks of the Russian influence and revealing Russian spies was never a priority of the Czech counter-intelligence, but the situation has changed, Ondřej Kundra writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic is once again faced with the question of where it wants to belong now that its eastern neighbours, mainly Hungary and Poland and to a lesser extent Slovakia, too, are deviating from the post-communist path, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.