Thursday, 28 July 2016
Opinion | Transitions Online

Czech President Milos Zeman is stepping up the political ante by mentioning a Brexit-like referendum.

Opinion | ČTK

Europe starts to resemble Israel in that it is a constant target of terror, but it refuses to imitate Israel and consistently designate threat, Zbynek Petracek writes in daily Lidove noviny published on Tuesday, commenting on the latest series of terrorist attacks.

Opinion | ČTK

The result of the vote on Brexit held one month ago was affected by lies about the money the United Kingdom pays to the EU budget, the impossibility to control the border and foreigners from Eastern Europe sponging on the British budget, Pavel Bratinka writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The involvement of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the attempted coup in Turkey is highly unlikely and there seems to be no way of stopping the extensive purges that started in the country, political analyst Jakub Soka, from the Czech think tank European Values, has told CTK.

Opinion | ČTK

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has for many years acted as former Czechoslovak Communist Klement Gottwald who also played at democracy in 1945-48, but at the decisive moment, he shifted the country towards communism, Bohumil Pecinka writes in weekly Reflex out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech politicians have often attended U.N. events in the USA in the past two decades but there has been no bilateral agenda debated by Czech and U.S. leaders, except for Vaclav Havel, a military radar and the Temelín nuclear power plant, Blahoslav Hruška writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Britain led by its new Prime Minister Theresa May, who seems to be ready to be hard in pursuing her success, could become precisely the neighbour that Europe wants and needs at the current turbulent times, Ondřej Fér writes in yesterday's issue of weekly Týden.

Opinion | ČTK

Reaction to terror is becoming a political weapon in France, Zbyněk Petráček writes in yesterday's issue of daily Lidové noviny (LN), commenting on the terrorist attack in Nice on Friday in which 84 people, including children, died and more than 200 were injured.

Opinion | ČTK

The mentality of Czechs includes scepticism, tough relativism and a lukewarm approach to issues beyond the everyday horizon, which is why they are never fully loyal to great ideas such as pro-Western orientation or European integration, Stanislav Balík writes in Reflex.

Opinion | ČTK

Participation in the Visegrad Four (V4) group harms the Czechs rather than benefits, since it results in the European West lumping them together with the other V4 states, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, which do not have a good reputation in the EU, Jiri Pehe writes in Tuesday's Pravo.

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.