Saturday, 18 November 2017
Opinion | EUobserver

The victory of the Czech oligarch Andrej Babis in Prague is likely to further undermine the Visegrad alliance. The success of Sebastian Kurz in Vienna and a future coalition with the far-right, with their new ambition to lead in the region, will only speed up this process.

Opinion | The New York Times

The Czech Republic, with its more secular, democratic grounding, long seemed like the best hope for a bridge between East and West. But the victory by Ano and its billionaire leader, Andrej Babiš, make that unlikely.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic has come closer to such countries as Poland or Hungary after the weekend election to the Chamber of Deputies, in which Andrej Babiš' ANO scored a landslide, the German paper Die Welt wrote.

Opinion | ČTK

No one wants to be involved in a cabinet with ANO's head Andrej Babiš in it, although the ANO movement clearly won the weekend Czech parliamentary election, the Austrian Die Presse daily wrote on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs have completely rewritten the country's political map in the October 20-21 general election, which saw an increased number of voters who do not care about ideologies but find a strong leader important, domestic news sites agree in their commentaries published on Sunday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech government ANO of Andrej Babis has obviously shifted from the right leftwards in recent years and it changed from a pro-EU party into "an opaque cloud" eagerly opposing the dictate of Brussels before voters, Petr Kambersky writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on the eve of the general election on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

ANO leader Andrej Babiš realised that euro is unpopular among Czechs and so the right-wing TOP 09 is the only party that ardently promotes euro adoption before the general election, but its arguments are poor, Marek Švehla wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

The opinion has prevailed in Czech society that not everything was bad in the previous, Communist regime and that the new one has serious mistakes, Mlejnek wrote in Lidové noviny on Monday.

Opinion | The Washington Times

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact decades ago, the United States has pointed to the Czech Republic as a beacon of relative prosperity and success in Eastern Europe. But an upcoming October parliamentary election may change that.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech ANO head Andrej Babis' challenging the Slovak Constitutional Court's decision to cancel previous verdicts saying he figures as an StB communist secret police aide in their files unrightfully, goes beyond what a man aspiring for the PM's seat in a democracy can say, Jiri Pehe wrote in Právo on Saturday.

Opinion | Slate Magazine

Populists may soon rule Central Europe from the Baltic Sea to the Aegean.

Opinion | ČTK

The economic arguments for and against the euro adoption are misleading, but it is true that the single currency means a connection with one big group that may protect Czechs from their own wrong decisions, Julie Hrstková wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The news that the Volkswagen (VW) concern is considering moving part of the production of Skoda cars from the Czech Republic to Germany has offered a dismal outlook of the future and many Czechs got scared by this, Marek Svehla writes in the latest issue of weekly Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech foreign policy, apart from migration and euro adoption, has not become an important issue in the campaign before the general election, even though the forthcoming elections have no central economic or social theme, Antonín Rasek wrote in MfD.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic will have a socialist government after the election even if the Social Democrats (CSSD) end up in opposition because nearly all relevant parties have socialist programmes, political scientist Pavel Saradin writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Saturday.