Thursday, 21 September 2017
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech public should know how many times President Milos Zeman and his team intervened in business deals concerning foreign countries, and what were the deals and the purposes of the interventions about, Jan Klesla writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Tuesday in relation to the Liglass affair.

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Prague fails to use German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders' favourable view of Czechs to upgrade bilateral relations and promote Czech interests in Germany, Adam Cerny writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

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The expectations of some people that a new Czech government will be formed without ANO leader Andrej Babiš after the October general election are unrealistic, Erik Tabery writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday.

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A government crisis likely to turn into a constitutional crisis may come after the forthcoming Czech general election if the prosecuted ANO leader Andrej Babiš is appointed prime minister-designate, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo on Saturday.

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The October 20-21 general election will decide on whether the Czech Republic will join the core of the nascent two-speed Europe or become a marginalised eternal grouser, economist Tomáš Sedláček wrote in Hospodářské noviny. Will the Czechs remain a cynical, nowhere belonging country of "grumbling Václav Klauses and Miloš Zemans" or will they wake up and start trying hard to behave like an ally and "a gentleman of the 21st century," Sedláček asks.

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The EU court verdict, which dismissed the Hungarian and Slovak lawsuits against the redistribution quotas on Wednesday, wrongly declares that the system helped cope with the impact of a massive migrant wave in Greece and Italy, Milan Slezak writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Thursday.

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China could definitely crack down on North Korea's trouble-making leader Kim Jong-un, economically at least, which US President Donald Trump wants it to do, but Trump fails to mention the price Beijing would have to pay for such an intervention, Michal Mocek wrote in yesterday's Právo.

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The names of the election programmes of the Czech parties running in the October general election tell about these parties more than they would like to say, Petr Honzejk writes in Tuesday's Hospodářské noviny.

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Lubomir Zaoralek, the Czech Social Democrats' (CSSD) leader in the upcoming general election, would be a more suitable chairman of the party than Milan Chovanec, its interim head, if it wants to promote leftist issues, Vojtech Srnka writes in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Thursday.

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The position of ANO leader Andrej Babiš is more fragile than ever before due to his scandals, but they need not bring about his political fall because his rivals are weak and offer nothing special to Czech voters, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

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The European dimension of Czech policies will be crucial for Prague now that Slovakia says it puts joining the EU hard core above cooperation in the Visegrad Four (V4) while Poland and Hungary are seeking allies outside the EU, Adam Černý wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

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The Czech October 20-21 general election outcome will indicate whether the Czechs will seek to join the EU hard core, which makes the election probably the most important in the country's post-communist history, Milos Balaban wrote in daily Pravo on Wednesday.

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The two-speed Europe project tends to split the Visegrad Four (V4) group, commentator Jiří Pehe writes in Právo, adding that Slovakia might drift away from the V4 towards the EU's hard core, which would throw the Czech Republic under a stronger influence of Hungary and Poland.

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The Visegrad Group (V4) is more and more turning into a V2 group, in which the Czechs and Slovaks are the more open partners, while the Hungarians and Poles are considered EU renegades, and French President Emmanuel Macron is speeding up the split, Lidové noviny wrote on Wednesday.

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Most European Muslims are no terrorists, but they keep their specific identity, which is hardly compatible with the West and which the majority society protects without showing interest in local Muslims' views, David Rožánek wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.