Saturday, 25 April 2015
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.

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.