Thursday, 23 February 2017
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.

Opinion | ČTK

The chaos in Poland is due to neither a failure of the ruling party nor an attempted coup, but it is a consequence of the inexperience, inability and immaturity of politicians and political bodies of the former communist nation, Martin Ehl writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech state looked like a space of stable politics, having a quite well functioning economy and enjoying security from both historical and current European perspectives in 2016, the 27th year since the communist regime was toppled, Martin Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | The Irish Times

The Czech Republic is an open, liberal democracy at the heart of Europe that embraces inward migration in line with the rule of law. I reject the assertion that migrants are unwelcome in the Czech Republic.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic has been the last EU member country that has its ambassador in Damascus, but Czech diplomacy has nothing to do in Syria anymore and it should have withdrawn from there after Russian aircraft arrived in Syria in late 2015, Kateřina Šafaříková wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

The Chinese protocol might rule at the Czech Presidential Office after its protocol department head Jindřich Forejt is replaced with Miroslav Sklenář who comes from a Chinese firm, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Many bad words are said about the EU now, but compared to the post-Soviet integration, it is a great success, Zbyněk Petráček wrote in Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech media often view environmental protection as a dirty word, an invention of the spoilt elites or radicals, but various polls show that the Czechs are quite interested in the environment and that they are not hostile to green themes, Martin Uhlíř writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The new Czech party Realists presented by political commentator Petr Robejsek, 67, is a populist right-wing project based on slogans about the nation and homeland and criticism of the European Union, Marek Svehla writes in the weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) still could go to the 2017 general election as a sharp, dangerous and competitive entity, but it would have to be ready to risk irrespective of who would lead it, Petr Fischer writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksová is trying to deal with some shortcomings of the social system, but she does not mention one of the major poverty-related problems, which is the Czechs' aversion to the poor, Marek Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out on Monday.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The decisions made this year by voters in your countries – which I deeply respect – make me wonder what I, a citizen of a post-communist country in Central Europe, missed in the last 26 years.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democrats have set out on the path leading to their gradual marginalisation, following the example of the Civic Democrats who did so several years ago, Bohumil Pečinka wrote in Reflex out on Wednesday in reaction to a cabinet reshuffle.

Opinion | ČTK

Prague should clearly support German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen's plan to build a European army since Europe must start defending NATO's eastern border now that Donald Trump's USA no longer wants to do so, David Klimes writes in daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.