Friday, 6 May 2016
Opinion | ČTK

The EU political map has started to dynamically change in reaction to recent crises, Czech security analyst Milos Balaban writes in daily Pravo on Tuesday, adding that the traditional parties seem unable to resist the "earthquake" initiated by voters from below.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs wrongly view the EU as an outer force of which they expect unilateral solidarity and support but they are unwilling to show reciprocal solidarity with it, Petr Honzejk says in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Monday, adding that Czech leaders should remind people of the pros of EU membership.

Opinion | ČTK

The opposition to the European Union is based on emotions rather than a reasonable debate in the Czech Republic much more than in other EU states and Czech politicians make the situation even worse by their unwillingness or inability to act like Europeans, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Critics say the EU-Turkey migrant readmission deal enables Ankara to blackmail the EU, but in fact the situation is not so unambiguous and Turkey probably would not breach the deal even if it failed to achieve visa-free relations with the EU, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The failure of Czechs to react resolutely to extremist steps such as the spraying of Nazi symbols on migrant-friendly cafes is unfortunate because it may produce an atmosphere in which the espousing of certain views would be dangerous to life, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN).

Opinion | The Guardian

Rebranding the Czech Republic without consultation has only increased the estrangement between the people and the government.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Milos Zeman is thrashing his arms and summoning his allies because he apparently got scared that Czech society might find out that it is in fact easy to face his politics, Erik Tabery writes about Zeman and the Chinese visit in the latest issue of Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

All major Czech parties are trying hard to win the Mayors and Independents movement (STAN) as an ally as this would clearly benefit them in the autumn regional polls and in the general election next year, Miroslav Korecky writes in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic needs no more foreign investments, but domestic capital, economist Pavel Kohout writes on a recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in the weekly Reflex and takes a sceptical view of the glorified agreements signed.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs and other opponents of the refugee quotas should realise that by rejecting them completely, they contribute to the end of the Schengen system of free movement within the EU borders, David Klimes writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic should remedy its present unjust system of unequal distribution of public goods and commitments, since the failure to tackle the problem might result in big political problems, as cases such as the Panama Papers scandal show, Radim Bures wrote in Wednesday's Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech traditional political parties find themselves in an unequal competition with oligarchs running political business, and it is easy to predict how the battle will end and what impact it will have on democracy in the country, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

The 30 Czech prominent businesspeople whom Miloš Zeman invited to an economic forum with Chinese President Xi Jinping when the gate to big money was being opened will definitely repay Zeman with support in the presidential election, Ondřej Fér wrote in Týden.

Opinion | ČTK

Chinese investments in the Czech economy are part of the Chinese economy's emancipation and its expansion, but their benefit will depend on whether acquisitions will be also followed by new investments in production capacities, David Marek writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

A second Czech president in a row, Miloš Zeman, rejects, ridicules, relativises, challenges, offends, breaks down anything coming from the West, the USA and EU, while eagerly opening his arms to Russia and China, Tomáš Sedláček writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.