Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech National Bank (ČNB) seems to be working well despite the heads of the state, Petr Kamberský writes in Lidové noviny, commenting on the fact that President Miloš Zeman appointed Vojtěch Benda and Tomáš Nidetzky new ČNB board members on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The public Czech Television (CT) should not become a state institution, which President Milos Zeman has proposed, but, on the contrary, it should get even more independent of the state, Hana Marvanova writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | Charter 97

The rise of nationalist far-right parties across Europe has opened up new avenues for Russia to attain influence through these parties within European countries, most notably within the former Soviet bloc.

Opinion | ČTK

The times are hard and politics is based on the principle of cooperation with those having identical priorities, to which old conflicts with Sudeten Germans have given way, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Czech minister Daniel Herman's speech at the SL rally on Sunday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Communists (KSČM) paradoxically play the role of "useful idiots of liberal democracy" since their mere existence prevents more serious political risks, such as the rise of ultra-right extremists, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN).

Opinion | ČTK

Donald Trump is sure of becoming the Republican candidate for U.S. president, and his mere candidacy, let alone his possible election victory, will have a negative impact on the world and Europe, including the Czech Republic, Jan Macháček writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Paradoxically, not the openness and European spirit of Charles IV (1316-1378), King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, but rather the "Against All" Hussite slogan from the following civil war became a tradition in the Czech Lands, Marek Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The EU political map has started to dynamically change in reaction to recent crises, Czech security analyst Milos Balaban writes in daily Pravo on Tuesday, adding that the traditional parties seem unable to resist the "earthquake" initiated by voters from below.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs wrongly view the EU as an outer force of which they expect unilateral solidarity and support but they are unwilling to show reciprocal solidarity with it, Petr Honzejk says in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Monday, adding that Czech leaders should remind people of the pros of EU membership.

Opinion | ČTK

The opposition to the European Union is based on emotions rather than a reasonable debate in the Czech Republic much more than in other EU states and Czech politicians make the situation even worse by their unwillingness or inability to act like Europeans, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Critics say the EU-Turkey migrant readmission deal enables Ankara to blackmail the EU, but in fact the situation is not so unambiguous and Turkey probably would not breach the deal even if it failed to achieve visa-free relations with the EU, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The failure of Czechs to react resolutely to extremist steps such as the spraying of Nazi symbols on migrant-friendly cafes is unfortunate because it may produce an atmosphere in which the espousing of certain views would be dangerous to life, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN).

Opinion | The Guardian

Rebranding the Czech Republic without consultation has only increased the estrangement between the people and the government.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman is thrashing his arms and summoning his allies because he apparently got scared that Czech society might find out that it is in fact easy to face his politics, Erik Tabery writes about Zeman and the Chinese visit in the latest issue of Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

All major Czech parties are trying hard to win the Mayors and Independents movement (STAN) as an ally as this would clearly benefit them in the autumn regional polls and in the general election next year, Miroslav Korecky writes in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Monday.