Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Opinion | Visegrad Insight

How the anti-corruption fight and the debt collection business opened the doors for populists and nationalists

Opinion | CU Media

Charles University lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Security Policy, Dr. Michal Smetana, talks about what is needed to counter fake news.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Billion-dollar purchases are escalating, and not all of the added value is military-related.

Opinion | Foreign Policy

How has the Czech Republic avoided the nationalist populism tearing apart Poland and Hungary? By not taking itself too seriously.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Despite vibrant economic growth and unemployment rates at their lowest in over two decades, there's a lot to worry about.

Business | Opinion | Forbes

Just like in the U.S. it is the president and his deeds that divide the society in the Czech Republic. The lack of leadership able to unite the nation and evoke a clear vision echoes heavily among the wealthiest Czechs. Some enter politics themselves; others buy media to get a grip on the public affairs. Karel Komárek, worth USD 3.2 billion, embraces a different approach.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Local elections in the Czech Republic and Poland demonstrate that not all is lost.

Opinion | ECFR.eu

Having so far ignored the Czech Republic's interest in working with it, Berlin has a chance to help the country join new coalitions.

Opinion | PoliticalCritique.org

Last weekend's Czech local elections brought a sharp turn in the political discourse towards the alt-right when even the established mainstream "conservative" parties embraced a rhetoric of hate and racism. Aside from about a million ethical quandaries, the main question is – did it work?

Opinion | Transitions Online

Coming to terms with so many conflicting anniversaries in 2018 is even harder when national narratives and knowledge of history are lacking.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

This past week we commemorated the hot August nights of the Cold War era.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

As a 12 year old boy visiting Czechoslovakia in 1968 I was in Praha during the Soviet invasion. Here is my story...

Opinion | Political Critique

Most of the outrage aimed at the newly-approved Czech Government does not, curiously enough, have anything to do with the all-too-current threats of corruption, the concentration of power in the hands of one man or kamikaze-style foreign policy with regards to the EU. No, the real problem appears to be the communists, or rather, the spirits of the communist past.

Opinion | ČTK

The fact that most of the political power in the country is in the hands of Andrej Babiš (ANO) whose Agrofert gains hundreds of millions of crowns in state subsidies is a major problem of the Czech Republic, Luděk Vainert wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

When billionaire Andrej Babiš entered politics a few years ago, he applied the businesslike style of dealing with problems and seeking solutions and was not burdened with ideological disputes, but he seems to be afraid of voters now, Marek Švehla wrote in Respekt.