Thursday, 19 July 2018
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) want Andrej Babis's ANO to break up with the far-right SPD movement as a condition for their forming a coalition government with ANO and a step to prevent ANO from forming a parallel unofficial coalition with the SPD, Josef Koukal writes in Pravo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Communists (KSCM), which gained the worst result in history in the last October general election, paradoxically stand closest to power since the fall of the totalitarian regime in 1989, Slovak daily Sme wrote on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic is not a xenophobic country, as it is sometimes labelled due to its refusal of the EU migrant quotas, but it is actually a standard European country in terms of diversity, Jan Machacek wrote in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Thursday.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Though long based in Wales, where he teaches at the Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Professor Jiří Přibáň is a regular commentator on politics in his native Czech Republic. Last week he discussed the rise of populism, the chances of a vote on leaving the EU and the outlook for Czech liberals.

Opinion | ČTK

Most Czechs are annoyed at and would hardly further tolerate the election-winning ANO's still inconclusive talks on forming a new government and the continuing rule of ANO's single-party minority cabinet that failed to win MPs' confidence in January, Josef Koukal writes in Pravo on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

It would be correct and respectful of ANO leader Andrej Babiš to enable the birth of a majority government headed by other ANO representative than himself, and it would be irresponsible of democratic parties not to support such a cabinet, Erik Tabery wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | Transitions Online

Amid attacks on public television and radio, outcome rests with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš.

Opinion | ČTK

Tomio Okamura, leader of the right-wing populist Freedom and Direct Democracy, will return to the game if the failure of the ANO movement and the Social Democrats to form a coalition government is definitive, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The ultimatum the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) have set for forming a cabinet with Andrej Babis's ANO is toothless and ridiculous because Babis does not depend on the CSSD and can easily form a cabinet without its support, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The story of Bohuslav Sobotka, former Czech prime minister and Social Democrat (CSSD) chairman, can serve both as an inspiration and a warning to his successors in the CSSD, Lukas Jelinek writes in the Saturday issue of daily Pravo.

Opinion | ČTK

The goal of Andrej Babiš, leader of the Czech election-winning ANO, seems to be the provoking of an early general election rather than forming a regular majority government with one or more partners, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | EUobserver

The disappearance of Ye Jianming, chairman of China Energy Company Ltd (CEFC), and news of his investigation by China's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has sent shock waves across the Czech media.

Opinion | ČTK

Miloš Zeman did not manage to suppress his nature of a revengeful boor even during his ceremonial inauguration for the second term as Czech president on Thursday, Jan Štětka wrote in Friday's Hospodářské noviny, branding Zeman's speech at the event "boring, haughty and embarrassing."

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman's first important step within his second mandate is his planned visit to the Communist congress, by which he confirms the new character of the domestic scene that he helped create and that boosts his own power, Petr Honzejk wrotes in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | The Times

Recent spy claims bring back sad memories of my experience under the sinister former regime