Sunday, 21 June 2020
Opinion | Transparency International

A court in Prague struck a blow to civil society in the Czech Republic on Friday, when it bizarrely ruled that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš can continue to lie about Transparency International and does not need to apologize for false statements made about our national chapter in the Czech Republic.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Opposition groups in Central Europe must get over their inhibitions about populist methods.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

In the past few months there have been some decisions made by the government of Prague which have been questionable in terms of jurisdiction. Major Zdeněk Hřib, as the most powerful Prague politician, is the headline supporter and/or orchestrator of the moves. Is Prague starting its own passive aggressive "foreign policy?"

Opinion | Transitions Online

A theory on the failure of liberalism offers food for thought, but falls short through its narrow focus on elites.

Opinion | Romea

A lot is being said and written these days about disinformation and the media outlets that carry it, as well as the idea that we should choose serious media outlets as our main sources of valid information. Which ones are the serious ones, though?

Opinion | The Washington Post

Prague's Mayor Zdenek Hrib shares his opinion about China.

Opinion | The Guardian

Prague has long an uneasy relationship with monuments to its history – but 30 years since the fall of the communist regime, that could be about to change.

Opinion |

We all think of the fall of the Berlin Wall as the moment that the Iron Curtain, from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, came crashing down 30 years ago. Of course, it was far from straightforward and the roll back of communist power was far from universal.

Opinion | Prague Daily Monitor

Scientists are often good at spotting the problems but when it comes to large scale solutions, they might offer cures that are worse than the disease.

Opinion | Transitions Online

I didn't realize how well things had turned out until I started to reflect on the early '90s.

Opinion | The Slovak Spectator

Many older Slovaks are nostalgic of the job security and the flats they got "from the state for free" before 1989.

Opinion | Balkan Insight

When the Czech cyber security agency issued an unprecedented warning against China's telecoms giant, politicians clashed over national security. But was it anything more than political theatre?

Opinion | The Hill

There are things the Czechs themselves still can do to teach China that it doesn't hold all the cards, that retaliation can be a two-edged sword.

Opinion | Transitions Online

The USD 2.1 bn deal for PPF to buy media company CME from AT&T is a big deal for Central Europe. CME owns popular TV stations in the CR, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, and Bulgaria. But it could be a political game-changer as well, for the CR in particular.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Can a new generation of activist lawyers improve the law's battered reputation in Central Europe?