Friday, 23 June 2017
Opinion | ČTK

People in the Czech Republic are evidently opposed to the acceptance of refugees within the EU's migrant relocation quotas, but still Czech politicians should promote the quotas instead of rejecting them as dead, Tomáš Lindner writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Visegrad Four (V4) group has been rather ineffective due to lacking coordination so far, and its approach to the further development of the EU will be a key test to show whether the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia have anything in common, Adam Černý writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czechs' earnings still amount to roughly one-third of those of Germans after their efforts lasting for 25 years, Pavel Kohout writes in Lidové noviny (LN), adding that nothing but hard work and domestic capital can help close the gap.

Opinion | ČTK

The Social Democrats may win a few more percent of the vote in the autumn election thanks to the replacement of their leader, but no breakthrough will come since they have no clear story to tell to the voters, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Prague should stop its clownish boycott of the migrant relocation quotas and start respecting them as binding on EU members, or it should take a serious approach and seek an opt-out from the EU migration policy, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The election campaign of the British Conservatives is a textbook example of a bad political struggle, Jiří Přibáň wrote Lidové noviny, adding that PM Theresa May failed to show prudence and respect for her rivals and her own performance was poor.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Senate, the upper house of parliament, was established in the mid-1990s as a council of the elderly, but it more and more reminds of a bizarre ensemble that neither political parties nor the senators themselves take seriously, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Tuesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The EU leaders turn the blind eye to the causes of Europe's troubles and they only offer money to smooth away the most striking consequences, sociologist Jan Keller has written in Czech daily Pravo in reaction to EC President Jean-Claude Juncker's recent visit to Prague.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) can markedly slow down its fall if it manages well its campaign before the October general election, which will be not little in the context of Europe where the socialists are not faring well, Pavel Saradin writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Europeans are mainly missing readiness and the will to maintain unity face to face with a threat, whether it is represented by the sly and experienced Russia, or the treacherous Islamic State organisation, Martin Ehl writes in the Czech daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

All are losing in the Czech government crisis, but the biggest loser is democracy, Slovak daily Dennik N. reported yesterday, adding that President Miloš Zeman and ANO head Andrej Babiš emerged from it weakened, but their chance to recover the loss is higher than PM Bohuslav Sobotka's.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman is a representative of the Bolshevik revival who managed to rise to power in the country, although many people believed that the hardline Communists cannot succeed in the Czech Republic anymore, Marek Švehla writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) may not win the October general election, yet their chairman and current PM Bohuslav Sobotka may end up as the prime minister of an anti-Babiš coalition, which does not look like a defeat of which some speak, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM and Social Democrat (CSSD) head Bohuslav Sobotka has emerged better than expected from the government crisis, which seems to be ending now, but still its outcome is not very favourable for him ahead of the October general election, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Thursday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) would be a candidate of not only left-wing voters but of all democrats if he decided to run against Miloš Zeman, the incumbent head of state, in the 2018 presidential election, Alexandr Mitrofanov wrote in Právo on Wednesday.