Thursday, 30 July 2015
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.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman has wasted a chance to support Czech-French relations and instead he has harmed them by his provocations, Martin Michelot, researcher of The German Marshall Fund of the United States, wrote in Friday's Hospodarske noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

People's fears of refugees do not only bring points to the extremists shouting anti-migration slogans in squares, but also the Czech parliamentary opposition, particularly the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), profits from them, Lukáš Jelínek writes in yesterday's issue of daily Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The attention of European politicians and bankers has recently been focusing on Greece, while the economic situation of Ukraine that is facing state bankruptcy as well is not closely followed by most in the European Union, Vladimír Diviš writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaorálek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) does not promote any active foreign policy and the main ability of his seven deputies is that they have no opinion about any foreign affair, Ondřej Kundra writes in weekly Respekt yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The politicians seeking a solution to the migration crisis including humanitarian respect and solidarity with other European countries deserve acknowledgement since 83% of Czechs say they are afraid of refugees, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The "kicking" of Greece out of the eurozone, for which some European politicians including Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš are calling, could unleash a chain political reaction, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic cannot pretend that the modern migration of the nations did not concern it or that it can avoid a better control of its border, and top politicians should approve a long-term immigration strategy, Bohumil Pecinka writes in the latest issue of weekly Reflex.

Opinion | ČTK

Coalition MPs are lashing out at each other ferociously and threaten to sink each other's bills amid a clash between ANO head Andrej Babiš and ČSSD MP Ladislav Šincl, but still the cabinet is not going to fall, Bohumil Pečinka writes Reflex.

Opinion | ČTK

The criticised "EU" directives often do not come from the workshop of "Brussels bureaucrats," but from a clique of Czech clerks, Silvie Lauder writes in the latest issue of weekly Respekt under the title "The Czech, not Brussels diktat."

Opinion | Transitions Online

When a government minister says accepting 1,853 migrants could destroy his country, it's Europe's hard-won freedoms that are really under attack.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka's warning against the Schengen area remaining open to economic migrants is rightful and by no means does it amount to his betrayal of the human rights principled upheld by the united EU, Alexandr Mitrofanov wrote in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The Middle East policy pursued by Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek follows the "ideological fashion promoted by the Western leftist Israel-phobic scene," which is totally at variance with Prague's interests, political analyst Roman Joch wrote in Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Lubomír Zaorálek's beginning as Czech foreign minister in 2014 was promising but he later yielded to the pressure of President Miloš Zeman and some ČSSD MPs, and his recent performance is a disappointment, Kateřina Šafaříková wrote in Lidové noviny.