Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Opinion | ČTK

The May European election ís much important for most Czech parties for a variety of reasons, but their campaign is almost invisible, Petr Kolář writes in weekly Týden out yesterday, adding that if ex-president Václav Klaus were running in it, he would at least table a really European theme.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic's EU membership is a symbol of its return to Europe and it has brought the period of a great prosperity, which makes Czech Euroscepticism all the more incomprehensible for the rest of the EU, Czech-born French political scientist Jacques Rupnik told ČTK.

Opinion | Transitions Online

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in central Europe.

Opinion | ČTK

Thursday's decision by Czech energy group ČEZ to cancel the tender to build two units at the nuclear power plant Temelín is understandable from the economic standpoint, and it was likely to happen, Czech press commentaries write Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) has declared "war" on Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) in order to replace him as the country's leader and introduce an authoritarian regime, Bohumil Pecinka writes in the weekly Reflex out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

A part of Czech military units is on a critical level and the country would not be useful for NATO if a real war broke out unless it adds money to the armed forces, NATO says about the state of the military in an unusually critical report, Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The political strategy of Czech Finance Minister, ANO leader and wealthy businessman Andrej Babiš, whose motto is that he is not a politician, is based on a special kind of populism, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The planned sale of the redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq may fail for three reasons: the Czechs may not be able to quickly deliver the planes, the Czech military may consider the sale unprofitable, and a new Iraqi government may reject the sale, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej BabiŠ (ANO) does not lash out at the Social Democrat PM in an attempt to unseat him, because it would harm ANO in elections and because Babiš needs to weaken the ČSSD more in order to gain absolute power, Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The notion that the Czech Finance Minister, billionaire Andrej Babis (ANO), has entered politics only to help his firms is naive and it tells much more about its proponents than about reality, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) is a workaholic, who needs to prove that the established system of office and political corridors and the routine will not grind him, while his ideas are of differing categories, Jan Macháček writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

World politicians should press on nationalist or east-oriented politicians of Ukraine for reaching agreement on a new constitutional arrangement taking into consideration the antagonist demands of the country's west and east, Bohumil Pečinka writes in Reflex.

Opinion | Prague Wandering

Journalists debate press influence of businessman-turned-finance minister.

Opinion | ČTK

The senior government Social Democrats need an internal reform but it might be too late since there is no stable guarantor of it in the party, Petr Nováček writes in Lidové noviny on Tuesday.

Opinion | Radio Prague

At the end of last month, Prague hosted an international conference to discuss some of the issues determining the direction of today's Europe.