Thursday, 3 September 2015
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech government surpassed its previous defensive approach to the refugee crisis that showed a lack of solidarity with other European countries, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo on Wednesday, referring to the prime minister's address delivered before Czech ambassadors on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech authorities detain refugees behind barbed wire though Czech courts and NGOs consider it a violation of international law, Frankfurter Rundschau German daily wrote in a commentary on Monday.

Opinion | Transitions Online

For the oligarchs who control the Czech print media, the purpose of owning a newspaper is to acquire a 'nuclear shield' against critics.

Opinion | ČTK

New parties and movements try to attract voters by their proclaimed fight against Muslim refugees or possibly against the whole European Union (EU), while they rather promised to fight corruption a few years ago, daily Právo reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

On Thursday, the government will meet after a summer holiday, which may have been the last peaceful one in the current 2013-17 election term, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The new Czech bill on intelligence services, which widens their powers, dangerously attacks people's privacy and personal freedoms, and its eager promotion by the interior minister and two senators on Wednesday was embarrassing, Miroslav Korecký writes in Mladá fronta Dnes.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman, after his return from the summer holiday, continues to stir up public emotions by his provocative statements that do not represent Prague's official positions and that make him redundant on the political scene, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs tend to apply unfair criteria to the refugees coming to the country, and the approach of Czech political elites to them is hypocritical, Jan Kužvart writes in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The position of homosexuals in the Czech Republic is not ideal, compared with the advanced West, but still it is definitely Western-like, which does not apply to the situation to the north and east of the Czech borders, Jiří Sobota writes Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman's planned presence at the celebrations of the World War II end anniversary in China is no mistake, unlike the decision by other EU leaders to shun the event, Miloš Balabán writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic is getting rich as a result of the ongoing return of its property seized by the communists, but it remains very conservative and reminds of a spiritless and indifferent business firm, unattractive to people, Právo reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Europe, including Czechs, should not solve the current mass influx of refugees by reducing its welfare system, as it would harm Europeans themselves, Lukáš Jelínek writes in yesterday's issue of daily Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Former minister David Rath, whom a court sentenced to prison for corruption a week ago, is a political child of the first wave of the anti-corruption revolution in the Czech Republic, Stanislav Balík writes in the weekly Reflex.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Central Europeans have much more experience being emigrants than welcoming immigrants.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech rejection to help the indebted Greece has deeper roots than the repeated arguments that this is an issue of the euro zone member countries and that the Greeks cannot be trusted, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote Sunday.