Monday, 25 May 2015
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic unfortunately still fails to ratify the EU-Ukraine association agreement in spite of Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek's tough verbal criticism of Moscow, Daniel Anyz writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The proposals by Czech political leaders that referendums could be held for people to decide on accepting the EC-proposed refugee quotas and the Czech adoption of the euro are totally unrealistic and amount to sheer populism, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech police, courts and media should reassess their practice of releasing wiretapped conversations of suspects because they often inadmissibly harm the aggrieved party, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny on Wednesday, commenting on the ongoing trial of former high official Jana Nagyová.

Opinion | ČTK

The principle of collective guilt is unacceptable under normal conditions, but the conditions were far from normal after World War Two, Petr Zídek writes about the post-war transfer of Sudeten Germans from then Czechoslovakia in Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The 70th anniversary of Victory is different from the previous celebrations of the end of World War Two in the post-communist Czech Republic because it is accompanied with a debate on the possible threat of a future war, weekly Respekt writes Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Martin Šimáček performed well as head of the government Agency for Social Inclusion, which has worked effectively and won people's trust under his leadership, and his sacking by human rights minister makes no sense, Petr Fischer wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The ANO movement has sent to leading positions people who are good at their professions, but are failing as managers and are unable to communicate, Julie Hrstková wrote in Tuesday's Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš covers the costs of his official visit to the United States himself, which means that he does not have to release information on all the talks he had overseas, Ondřej Kundra wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech politicians are trying to reduce the independence of public media, and President Milos Zeman, pro-Kremlin groups, the Communists (KSCM) and the ANO movement use various forms of pressure against Czech Television (CT) and Czech Radio (CRo), Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Stanislav Gross, who died at the age of 45 after a long serious disease, was a crucial player for the Czech Social Democratic Party which he opened for young people, political analysts Petr Just and Jan Outlý told ČTK.

Opinion | ČTK

Former Czech prime minister Stanislav Gross, who died on Thursday after a serious disease, realised that his appointment as head of government was premature, former president Václav Klaus said.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The Czech president's ham-handed approach to his Victory Day trip to Moscow causes mirth in the cyber sphere and unease for his Slovak ally.

Opinion | ČTK

The political career of the Czech ANO movement head, deputy prime minister and finance minister, Slovak-born Andrej Babis, is rising, while he himself poses the major risk to it, Slovak daily Sme writes Tuesday.

Opinion | Foreign Policy

How the rise of a powerful businessman threatens to undermine democratic institutions in the heart of Europe.

Opinion | ČTK

The concept of Czech foreign policy has been revised by the team of PM Bohuslav Sobotka, yet it remains rather amateurish and does not make clear its key issues, Jan Macháček wrote in Saturday's Lidové noviny.