Tuesday, 16 January 2018
Opinion | ČTK

Academic Jiri Drahos seems to be in a better position before the Czech presidential runoff, but Milos Zeman can defend his post if he manages to win new voters and unsettle Drahos's supporters, Slovak press writes.

Opinion | Carnegie Europe

Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.

Opinion | ČTK

Incumbent President Milos Zeman is a boor, egomaniac and populist with the biggest chances to succeed in the forthcoming Czech presidential election and if he succeeds, he will keep dividing Europe, the German press wrote on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech political scene remains in the state of a remarkable rigidity despite turbulent developments such as the creation of a new cabinet, the parliament debating the confidence vote in Prime Minister Andrej Babis's cabinet and the presidential vote, the Austrian paper Der Standard wrote on Thursday.

Opinion | The Slovak Spectator

Even if you are someone who liked Zeman for being Zeman, that is not the guy running for president in 2018.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, who paid an official visit to Slovakia, his home country, on Friday, is a prototype of a politician that causes damage in both domestic and foreign policy, Slovak daily Dennik N writes.

Opinion | ČTK

The candidacy of the incumbent Czech President Miloš Zeman is the candidacy of fear as he is afraid of debates with other candidates and spends the pre-election time hidden in his own mausoleum, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The EU Anti-Fraud Office's (OLAF) report on a suspicious drawing of a EU subsidy by the Czech Capi hnizdo firm is clearly unfavourable for its former owner and current PM Andrej Babis (ANO), but still it need not affect the Czech scene at all, Julie Hrstkova writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The arguments the Czechs and the rest of the Visegrad Four (V4) group use to reject the EU's migrant quotas are unfounded and Prague should try to accept some refugees from Greece or Italy to see whether such a step may be a success, Tomas Vlach writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic saw several unprecedented dark "novelties" in 2017, such as the challenging of the traditional system of political parties, of the human rights principle, of the constitution and of the country's EU membership, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech President Miloš Zeman, whose five-year term in office expires in March, has divided society and continued campaigning for his re-election in his Christmas messages to citizens, Jaroslav Veis wrote in daily Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic is governed by the worst possible combination of forces that may secure impunity for PM Andrej Babiš and re-election for President Miloš Zeman, Slovak daily Denník N wrote on Thursday, adding that the Babiš-Zeman pact was confirmed again during the new cabinet's appointment.

Opinion | ČTK

The chance of President Miloš Zeman to defend his position in the direct presidential election in January is increasing every day, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny. The result remains open, but Zeman has more and more trump cards in his hands.

Opinion | ČTK

The social contract has collapsed in the Czech Republic, which faces businessmen's populism and a crisis of political parties, Jiří Přibáň, Czech lawyer and sociologist at the University of Wales, said at a conference on Friday, warning against the current Czech developments as potentially dangerous.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs should tell Israelis and U.S. President Donald Trump they should not take these steps as the Czech Middle East policy insists on two, Israeli and Palestinian, states, which must be achieved by an agreement, Teodor Marjanovic writes in the financial paper Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Friday.