Monday, 20 November 2017
Opinion | ČTK

Post-election talks have been inconclusive so far but it is not due to lacking solutions but to democratic parties' obstinacy, which prevents the emergence of a new government and with which the election-winning ANO will cope sooner or later, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

Cardinal Dominik Duka, the Czech Catholic primate, may be regretting having sided with Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement that is now calling for a new tax to be imposed on churches, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) on Wednesday.

Opinion | Politico.eu

President Miloš Zeman 'says what people want to hear, the way they want to hear it' — just like Donald Trump.

Opinion | ČTK

A government may rule the Czech Republic and achieve a lot even if it fails to win a confidence vote held in the Chamber of Deputies, Jiří Pehe says in Právo, adding that President Miloš Zeman seems ready to let ANO leader be prime minister for rather long in such a case.

Opinion | ČTK

The governance experiment Czech President Milos Zeman is preparing together with ANO leader Andrej Babis deserves criticism but no hysterical reaction, and those who label it an apocalypse should better try to boost their own credibility, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

Former PM Mirek Topolánek joined the Czech presidential race in the last moment but he is a strong candidate who might stop the incumbent President Miloš Zeman on his path to re-election, Slovak daily Sme wrote.

Opinion | ČTK

The new lower house of Czech parliament that emerged from the October general election is blocked as three groups that do not talk together formed in the house, but the constitution is forcing them to reach some compromise, Petr Kambersky writes in daily Lidove noviny (LN) on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

A general referendum bill promoted by new Czech parties such as ANO and Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) is a way for them to erode democracy and the country's Euro-Atlantic links, which democratic parties should try hard to prevent, Jan Štětka wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | EUobserver

With the anti-establishment ANO movement of Andrej Babiš winning parliamentary elections by a landslide, the political future of the Czech Republic will be decided by presidential elections in January. Either Babiš will rule in tandem with the current president who openly serves Russian interests, or a new, pro-Western head of state will balance out ANO's powerful chief.

Opinion | Radio Prague

A Russian top politician turned opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in central Moscow in 2015. Following his murder his daughter Zhanna Nemtsova moved to Germany, where she works as a journalist and runs a foundation named after her father. She spoke at the Jihlava documentary festival.

Opinion | ČTK

Andrej Babis, whose ANO movement won the recent Czech elections, should back President Milos Zeman's rival ahead of the January presidential race in exchange for democratic parties supporting the birth of an ANO minority government, David Klimes wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

President Miloš Zeman arranged the annual awarding ceremony organised by his office on the national holiday of October 28 as part of the campaign for his re-election, with subliminal advertising of himself, Petr Honzejk wrote in Hospodářské noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman's physical condition sharply declined in the past year, which raises the question of how he would cope with the presidential duties if elected for another five-year term in January, Petr Kambersky wrote in Monday's Lidové noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

The idea that the victory of ANO chairman Andrej Babiš in the Czech general election is a part of a wider anti-EU uprising is wrong, as the "tycoon with a populist bent" does not represent any particular ideology, British weekly The Economist wrote in a commentary on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech ANO largely owes its election triumph to attracting voters from very different parts of the political spectrum, which makes some say the differences between the left and the right are fading out, but only the birth of an ANO cabinet can prove if this is true, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo.