Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech media often view environmental protection as a dirty word, an invention of the spoilt elites or radicals, but various polls show that the Czechs are quite interested in the environment and that they are not hostile to green themes, Martin Uhlíř writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The new Czech party Realists presented by political commentator Petr Robejsek, 67, is a populist right-wing project based on slogans about the nation and homeland and criticism of the European Union, Marek Svehla writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) still could go to the 2017 general election as a sharp, dangerous and competitive entity, but it would have to be ready to risk irrespective of who would lead it, Petr Fischer writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová is trying to deal with some shortcomings of the social system, but she does not mention one of the major poverty-related problems, which is the Czechs' aversion to the poor, Marek Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The decisions made this year by voters in your countries – which I deeply respect – make me wonder what I, a citizen of a post-communist country in Central Europe, missed in the last 26 years.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democrats have set out on the path leading to their gradual marginalisation, following the example of the Civic Democrats who did so several years ago, Bohumil Pečinka wrote in Reflex out on Wednesday in reaction to a cabinet reshuffle.

Opinion | ČTK

Prague should clearly support German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen's plan to build a European army since Europe must start defending NATO's eastern border now that Donald Trump's USA no longer wants to do so, David Klimes writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM and ČSSD head Bohuslav Sobotka, who is known as President Miloš Zeman's opponent in many respects, seems to be steering his party back into the embrace of Zeman, its former chairman who previously fell out with it, Erik Tabery writes in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Foreign companies have been sending abroad much more money than they have invested in the Czech Republic, and the country's capital outflow is the third highest in the European Union, Julie Hrstkova writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman and PM Bohuslav Sobotka's servility to China will harm the Czech Republic in the eyes of the USA under Donald Trump, the president-elect who views China as an economic rival, Roman Joch writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Developments seem to testify to that the Czech Republic is faced with an elaborate Chinese invasion which is not so spectacular as the Russian in 1968 or the German in 1939, but whose consequences can me more enduring and painful, Petr Zídek writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The only possible Czech right-wing bloc to be able to challenge the expansion of Andrej Babiš's ANO would be a coalition of the Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09 if their leaders managed to join forces, David Klimeš writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs need not fear that Donald Trump would "sell" them to Russia if elected U.S. president next week, because the Czech Republic is a part of the U.S. sphere of geopolitical influence and Russia has nothing to offer in exchange, Jan Macháček writes in Lidové noviny (LN) Friday.

Opinion | Foreign Policy

For his next act, Russian street performance artist Oleg Vorotnikov might be making an international incident — one that might favor foes of the Kremlin.

Opinion | ČTK

If the Social Democrats want to have a chance to defeat the ANO movement, they cannot be led by the timid Bohuslav Sobotka, but need some resolute socialist whose political style would be similar to that of Jiří Paroubek, David Klimeš wrote in Hospodářské noviny.