Saturday, 29 April 2017
Opinion | ČTK

The Czech Republic needs a fresh, charismatic politician who would not only be haggling with the European Union, but who would want to participate in its building, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) on the French presidential election.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech political parties present general visions rather than attractive programs with concrete issues, and their effort may seem ridiculous but it also tells something more important about the atmosphere in Czech society, Petr Kamberský writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday. The Social Democrats (ČSSD) are seeking Czechia 20+, TOP 09 presented The Vision 2030 and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) call its long-term programme Czechia 2050, and the amoebic ANO movement's leader Andrej Babiš has "his dream" that is likely to copy the dreams of his voters.

Opinion | ČTK

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used a referendum to cut his country from the secular legacy of Kemal Ataturk and Turkey is not a reliable ally of the West anymore, Roman Joch wrote in Tuesday's Lidové noviny.

Opinion | Radio Prague

Concerns are being voiced around Europe regarding Turkey's future course in the wake of Sunday's referendum which gave President Erdogan sweeping new powers.

Opinion | ČTK

A narrow majority of Turks have freely voted in favour of a dictatorship as the president will gain a control over the government, parliament and judiciary thanks to the referendum, Czech political scientist Radko Hokovsky, from the think-tank European Values, said on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Friday's U.S. attack on a Syrian air base went against the interests of Russia, confirming a trend that has been obvious for several weeks now, and reflecting Donald Trump's need to get rid of the label of a leader following Russia's interests, Jan Macháček writes in Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK
Opinion | ČTK

Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek's criticism of the European Union has showed that the Czech Republic is desperately lost in the changing EU and offers defensive reflexes but no solution, David Klimes wrote in Hospodarske noviny.

Opinion | ČTK

One can hardly hope that politicians would force FinMin Babiš to explain many years of his transactions because without support from Czech political parties Babiš wouldn't have become a billionaire, Jaroslav Spurný wrote in Respekt.

Opinion | ČTK

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) has scored an own goal by backing lawmakers' decision that consequences must be drawn against Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) unless he explains his dubious business deals by end-April, Petr Kolar writes in weekly Tyden out on Monday.

Opinion | ČTK

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec recently defended the post of Social Democrat (CSSD) first deputy chairman, which makes him the politician likely to decide whether the CSSD joins a cabinet headed by ANO leader Andrej Babis after the election, Alexandr Mitrofanov says in daily Pravo on Saturday.

Opinion | ČTK

The incumbent Czech government coalition of Social Democrats (CSSD), the ANO movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) is likely to survive until the October general election like a marriage in the final stage of the divorce proceedings, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

President Milos Zeman is a personality dividing Czech society, the U.S. Foreign Policy magazine said in reaction to Zeman's having announced his presidential bid again on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Tuesday meeting between Milos Zeman and richest Czech Petr Kellner gives rise to the question of why the president consults the "Dutch businessman of Czech origin" about his official visits to the U.S., China and Russia, Istvan Leko writes in Lidove noviny (LN) on Friday.

Opinion | ČTK

The Czech state may launch an information campaign to promote quality foods at the cost of low quality, but it must not poke its nose into what private firms produce and people buy, Miroslav Korecký says in Mladá fronta Dnes in reaction to Prague's crusade against a dual quality of foods in the EU.