Sunday, 23 April 2017
Opinion | ČTK

A new Czech bill on cyber defence empowers the military intelligence to hack Internet operators' networks, which has met with rightful protests from the operators and some politicians now that parliament is about to discuss the bill, David Klimeš wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

A Prague court's Friday verdict in the case of a Muslim girl complaining against a ban of hijab in a school evaded answering the basic question, thus missing the chance to decide whether religious clothes can be worn by students in Czech schools, Josef Koukal wrote in Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic has to decide what is its interest in relation to Britain, Kateřina Šafaříková writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday in relation to the speech British Prime Minister Theresa May made last week, announcing a "hard Brexit" including departure from the European single market.

Opinion | ČTK

Prague must adapt its policy to the situation where the West-dominated "old world" is slowly but inevitably declining, Miloš Balabán writes in daily Právo yesterday.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Just days before his inauguration, US president elect Donald Trump has kicked up a storm in Europe with remarks about NATO and the EU made in a joint interview with The Times and the German newspaper Bild.

Opinion | Radio Prague

What will Donald Trump's presidency mean for Czech-US relations? And is his ex-wife Ivana really in line to become American ambassador to Prague? Daniel Anýž, a well-known commentator on Czech-US affairs, discusses those questions and much more.

Opinion | ČTK

Finance Minister Andrej Babis has been seeking allies in other Czech parties to avoid the scenario that his ANO movement would fail to find coalition partners after the autumn general election, which it is likely to win, Erik Tabery writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Finance Minister Andrej Babis are the central figures of Czech politics and their oddly interconnected relations will influence the forthcoming elections, Miroslav Korecky wrote in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The foundation of a Czech centre against terrorism and hybrid threats has been challenged as an alleged effort to introduce Internet censorship, yet the centre may play an important role, Erik Tabery wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Prime Minister and ČSSD chairman Bohuslav Sobotka may pay dearly for his tendency to buck-passing, which was most recently reflected in his refusal to field his party's own presidential candidate, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Some Czech politicians are fighting for higher salaries and defending high social insurance payments at the same time, although these two things seem incompatible, Jakub Kambersky wrote in daily Lidové noviny published on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Countries' disputes over a definition of terrorism, or what can be considered terror, complicate international cooperation in fighting terrorism, Miroslav Mares, Czech expert in extremism, said at a Prague congress discussing a joint campaign against terrorism on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

A new, dangerous kind of populism has prevailed in the Czech Republic, relying on emotions and targeting whole society, not only selected groups in it, by its rather vague, opaque slogans that are hard to challenge, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

The chairmen of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition rightist TOP 09, Pavel Bělobrádek and Miroslav Kalousek, respectively, had no reason to rejoice during the Christmas holidays, Lukáš Jelínek wrote in Právo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

Germans will now be confronted with the question of whether they should be afraid more of what the wide open door has brought, or of changing their role of a guardian of European values if they fundamentally tightened their migrant policy, Zbyněk Petráček writes in Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.