Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Opinion | ČTK

The nomination of Hynek Kmoníček, a man of President Miloš Zeman, as Czech ambassador to the USA is a defeat of PM Bohuslav Sobotka's Social Democrats (ČSSD), who have preferred peace in the party to the public interest of the Czech Republic, Petr Fischer writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Western populists, including Czech President Miloš Zeman and his predecessor Václav Klaus, show "unanimous" fascination with Russia, evidently for its eastern quasi-totalitarian style of which they dream themselves, Tomáš Sedláček writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis, a chemical, food and media tycoon, may bypass the expected new law, which is to restrict ministers' business activities, by not seeking a post in the next cabinet but becoming president instead, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The informal EU summit in Bratislava last week has contributed to that the EU future is becoming an exciting topic not only for journalists, but also for common Europeans which is good since it was their indifference that harmed the EU, Martin M. Simecka writes in Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The billionaire Andrej Babis succeeded in politics also thanks to an anti-corruption ethos that hit the classical Czech parties due to their mistakes, and now this ethos turned against him, which is good, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday about the bill on the conflict of interests.

Opinion | ČTK

One Czech state agency is dwindling, another is wasting money, Martin Zverina writes in daily Lidove noviny on Friday about the Foreign Ministry lacking money for the Czech Centres and the botched promotion campaign of the country by the Regional Development Ministry.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic, with its positions and promoted values, tends to incline to populism similar to Viktor Orban Hungary's and it should not be surprised if critics proposed its expulsion from the EU in addition to Hungary, Teodor Marjanovic writes in daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Having the euro is a fundamental economic interest of the Czech Republic which is a de facto 17th German federal land due to its business interconnection with Germany, David Klimeš writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Both Czech and German societies truly try to deal with the Holocaust of Czech Romanies, although the Czechs discuss the issue almost only on anniversaries related to the Romany Holocaust or when a controversial statement is made, Luděk Navara writes in daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's government rivals try hard to weaken his strength as a politician and business magnate, but all anti-Babiš steps they have proposed or pushed through so far have made him even stronger, Karel Steigerwald writes in Reflex.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech politicians should not shun the idea of a broad coalition of democratic parties standing against Andrej Babis and his ANO movement in the government-forming talks after the 2017 general election, Marek Svehla writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday in reaction to a recent scandal of Babis.

Opinion | ČTK

Many of the 137 employees of the Russian diplomatic mission in the Czech Republic are spies according to the Czech counter-intelligence BIS, but expelling such spies is a problem due to relatiatory measures concerning the smaller Czech mission in Moscow, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes on Monday.

Opinion | Transitions Online

A former refugee from Iraq, now running refugee services in the U.S., offers his recommendations for improving the anti-migrant climate in the Czech Republic.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman's attitude to migration does not find any understanding in Germany, Czech-German relations expert Kai-Olaf Lang, from the Science and Policy Foundation (SWP), said on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic tries to avoid a clash between old and new EU countries and prevent the animosity between Hungarian PM Viktor Orban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel from undermining the security, political and economic interests of the EU, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Tuesday.