Sunday, 18 August 2019
Opinion | Balkan Insight

The Czech Republic's oligarch prime minister likes to present himself as a no-nonsense workaholic keeping the EU on its toes. But his image masks a populist instinct.

Opinion | The Washington Post

Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) research shows that, yes, demonstrations can prevent the erosion of democracy. Here's what's going on.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Politicians are getting the ingredients together for a dramatic fall while ignoring the very real heat outside.

Opinion | The Washington Post

What's the story behind the largest protest in the Czech Republic since the Velvet Revolution in 1989? Here's what you need to know.

Opinion | Miami Herald

This week was a good one for people yearning to be free. It was an especially good week for those wanting to keep or to take back their government. Three nations showed us the way: Turkey, Ethiopia and the Czech Republic.

Opinion | Foreign Policy Research Institute

Czech politics is defined by a struggle between the forces of nationalist populism, which accepts a certain degree of corruption and anti-democratic control, and liberals in the tradition of 1989 who want a democratic society and rule of law in addition to growing prosperity.

Opinion | The Globe Post

Demonstrators protest against Babiš' corruption, but somehow, they are not particularly bothered by the fact that the whole system is rotten and other politicians and oligarchs also steal in the Czech Republic.

Opinion | Transitions Online

1989 and 2019 in Prague and Beijing. From Sinopsis.

Opinion | Transitions Online

In the face of massive street demonstrations, the Czech prime minister must be hoping that the holidays bring the warm winds of apathy.

Opinion | Financial Times

EU has sticks when it comes to misuse of funds and it should use them to the full

Opinion | Transitions Online

A station whose management openly instructed reporters to put a negative slant on migration is about to join the American network's stellar international team.

Opinion | Bloomberg

The Czech Republic proposes the highest digital tax rate in Europe so far and a focus on targeted advertising.

Opinion | Visegrad Insight

How the anti-corruption fight and the debt collection business opened the doors for populists and nationalists

Opinion | CU Media

Charles University lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Security Policy, Dr. Michal Smetana, talks about what is needed to counter fake news.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Billion-dollar purchases are escalating, and not all of the added value is military-related.