Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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.

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.