Wednesday, 1 July 2015
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.

Opinion | ČTK

Billionaire and businessman Andrej Babiš, Czech finance minister and ANO leader, has learnt the art of politics and of diverting attention from substantial matters, while gradually changing the country, David Klimeš wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

A national referendum on the adoption of the euro is sheer populism, it challenges the Czech commitments to the allies and it may complicate the euro adoption that would be advisable for security reasons, Marek Švehla writes in the latest issue of weekly Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Chaos in Slovakia's foreign policy is the major result of Prime Minister Robert Fico's recent visit to Russia, Martin M.Šimečka writes in the latest issue of weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The acquittal of the former Czech PM's close aide and current wife Jana Nečasová of suspected abuse of the miliary intelligence can be interpreted as the right of the secret services to spy on anyone without a court permission, Jaroslav Spurný writes in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Neither the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) of Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka nor the ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis have any vision, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out Monday in conenction with a recent failed no-confidence vote in the government.

Opinion | ČTK

A narrower "coalition in the coalition" with the senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) would be an opportunity for the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KUD-ČSL) along with the ČSSD to escape from the grip of the unpredictable Andrej Babiš, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The debate on the adoption of the euro has always focused on the single question of how it would benefit the country, but now and then, Prague should ponder about its euro zone entry within a broader context and a longer time horizon, Julie Hrstková writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Who will lead the Visegrad Four (V4) after Andrzej Duda won the weekend presidential election in Poland but his party, Law and Justice (PiS), does not share the previous Polish ambition to rule the Central European region?

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic unfortunately still fails to ratify the EU-Ukraine association agreement in spite of Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek's tough verbal criticism of Moscow, Daniel Anyz writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Thursday.