Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Opinion | Radio Prague

Thousands of Czechs have been lining roads and motorways to welcome US soldiers passing through the country after manoeuvres in the Baltics. This public support has reportedly been more enthusiastic than on other stages on their trek – evidently in response to anti-American rhetoric heard in recent weeks.

Opinion | ČTK

General elections in the Czech Republic used to end in very tight results, but the 2013 general polls produced a novelty in the form of a yawning gap between the number of votes for the emerging government coalition and the opposition, Marek Švehla writes in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic has had a permanent problem with its former prime ministers because it does not know how to treat them and what to do with them, Martin Zvěřina writes in Lidové noviny Thursday in relation to "the promising news" that ex-PM Petr Nečas did not leave the Civic Democrats.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech government's decision to extend reduced taxation of biofuels seems to be clearly motivated by the fact that Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants his oil-seed rape processing plant Preol to be working at full capacity, David Klimes writes in daily Hospodarske noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech people react to the U.S. military convoy that is crossing east Europe differently than other former Soviet bloc nations, which is due to the different impact the former Soviet regime had on the Czechs and on the others, Alexandr Mitrofanov writes in daily Pravo Wednesday.

Opinion | Transitions Online

It's not only mighty militaries that make countries strong.

Opinion | ČTK

The French extreme right is Vladimir Putin's major "useful idiot" in Europe and the fact that Jiří Janeček's party has joined it means that the pro-Russian network in the Czech Republic has been slightly extended, Kateřina Safaříková writes in Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO head) uses the picture of right-wing opposition leader Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) as the embodiment of evil without which he could not keep his political "revolution" afloat, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM and Social Democrat head Bohuslav Sobotka will not eventually avoid a clash with ANO leader and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš over his conflict of interest, and he unnecessarily weakens the ČSSD when diverting attention from the matter core, Jiří Pehe writes in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Although Bohuslav Sobotka makes the impression of a dull and weak person, the country has not long had a prime minister who would be capable of managing his party as well as government with such a calm, Erik Tabery writes in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech political writer Roman Joch may have unwittingly alerted to the possibility of Europe getting into a situation where nuclear weapons are again averting the extreme threat of the break-out of a big war, security analyst Milos Balaban writes in daily Pravo Friday.

Opinion | Romea

Mayor Jiří Čunek has announced to the Czech News Agency that the town hall in Vsetín is establishing a working group on the issue of "inadaptables" and will "seek measures to make the town calm and safe and options for stopping these groups of inhabitants or individuals from causing problems and tensions in town."

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš's adoration of simple solutions undermines the construction of free society, as does President Miloš Zeman's sheer populism, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Andrej Babis, chairman of the Czech government ANO movement, either does not see, or does not want to see, what is happening in the East, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) Tuesday, adding that it is difficult to say what is worse.

Opinion | ČTK

The biggest failure of the weekend congress of the Czech government ANO movement is not the herd-like character of the election of its leadership, but the entirely mistrustful game of an established party at a protest movement, David Klimes writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Monday.