Saturday, 2 July 2016
Opinion | ČTK

Brexit is an immense failure of the EU which has always boasted of being a guarantee of peace and cooperation in Europe, Pavel Kohout writes in Lidové noviny, asking whether it is possible to find an optimal compromise between the imperial system and national states.

Opinion | Transitions Online

While many central Europeans mourn the Leave victory in the UK's referendum, the region's leaders say the vote should push the EU to revamp its policies – and quickly.

Opinion | ČTK

Andrej Babiš, Czech deputy prime minister and finance minister, would completely leave politics if his ANO movement did not get into the government after the 2017 general election, this ensues from an interview he gave to yesterday's issue of daily Hospodářské noviny (HN).

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic, like other states, faces the decline of democracy and the rise of predators, or intuitive persons whose main quality is their will for power, Ondřej Fér writes in weekly Týden yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Foreign Ministry is trying to influence the broadcasts abroad by the programme Radio Praha, a part of the public broadcaster Czech Radio (ČRo) that is responsible for its content, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The recent clash over a police reform shows that an alternative power structure pursuing its own goals has arisen in the Czech Republic, including Deputy PM Andrej Babis's ANO, his media, the police organised crime unit and the supreme and high state attorneys, Bohumil Pečinka says in Reflex on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Visegrad Four (V4) group, which is comprised of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, is not dying, but it is only turning into an instrument of individual governments, Martin Ehl writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

A number of personalities, whose names are mentioned in connection with their possible presidential candidature play a special game with the public, often behaving bashfully instead of clearly saying they want to seek the top position in the country, Jiří Pehe writes in Právo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Ukrainian diplomacy has only slowly been getting rid itself of people nominated under ex-president Viktor Yanukovych, Luboš Palata writes in Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) Saturday and adds that one of them is the ambassador to Slovakia who was dismissed over a cigarette smuggling scandal.

Opinion | ČTK

The bill on proving the origin of property, approved by lawmakers in second reading on Tuesday, is important within the cabinet's effort to stop the undermining and robbing of the state, and it may unite the three parties of the centre-left government, Lukáš Jelínek writes in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

A public debate on who will challenge Miloš Zeman in the next Czech presidential election has broken out, indicating that the presidency will be sought by well-off "private" candidates rather than those nominated by political parties, Jan Keller writes in Právo on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech National Bank (ČNB) seems to be working well despite the heads of the state, Petr Kamberský writes in Lidové noviny, commenting on the fact that President Miloš Zeman appointed Vojtěch Benda and Tomáš Nidetzky new ČNB board members on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The public Czech Television (CT) should not become a state institution, which President Milos Zeman has proposed, but, on the contrary, it should get even more independent of the state, Hana Marvanova writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | Charter 97

The rise of nationalist far-right parties across Europe has opened up new avenues for Russia to attain influence through these parties within European countries, most notably within the former Soviet bloc.

Opinion | ČTK

The times are hard and politics is based on the principle of cooperation with those having identical priorities, to which old conflicts with Sudeten Germans have given way, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Czech minister Daniel Herman's speech at the SL rally on Sunday.