Sunday, 24 September 2017
Opinion | ČTK

The two-speed Europe project tends to split the Visegrad Four (V4) group, commentator Jiří Pehe writes in Právo, adding that Slovakia might drift away from the V4 towards the EU's hard core, which would throw the Czech Republic under a stronger influence of Hungary and Poland.

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The Visegrad Group (V4) is more and more turning into a V2 group, in which the Czechs and Slovaks are the more open partners, while the Hungarians and Poles are considered EU renegades, and French President Emmanuel Macron is speeding up the split, Lidové noviny wrote on Wednesday.

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Most European Muslims are no terrorists, but they keep their specific identity, which is hardly compatible with the West and which the majority society protects without showing interest in local Muslims' views, David Rožánek wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.

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The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) vehemently promote a full Czech rejection of the euro ahead of the October general election and their assertion that they do not wish Prague's departure from the EU is rather unconvincing, Marek Svehla wrote in Respekt.

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Czechs cannot lose freedom otherwise but on their own initiative, which is why they should permanently keep in mind the developments following the August 21, 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia as a warning memento, Jiří Němec wrote in Mladá fronta Dnes.

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Czech President Milos Zeman's success or failure in the early 2018 presidential election, in which he will be running again, may depend on the steps he will take during the birth of the next government that will emerge from an October general election, Lukas Jelinek writes in Pravo on Friday.

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The chaos accompanying Donald Trump's presidency may accelerate the process of the U.S. decline and the emergence of the post-American world where the USA might become quite unpredictable and turn into a geopolitical rival of Europe, Miloš Balaban writes in Czech daily Právo yesterday.

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President Miloš Zeman shows a dual approach to various forms of authoritarian regimes and some may even suspect him of preferring authoritarianism to democracy, Jiří Pehe writes in daily Právo, reacting to the opinions Zeman voiced in a recent radio interview.

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The recently issued book, in which Czech Academy of Sciences former head Jiří Drahoš speaks about his life, clearly shows why the professor is considered a man of compromise and favourite of the direct presidential election, Petr Zidek writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN).

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Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed two key bills passed by parliament, opposing Jaroslaw Kaczynski's politics that diverts from democratic principles, but the dispute over the judiciary reform seems to remain open, Adam Cerny wrote in Tuesday's issue of Hospodarske noviny.

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The Czechs harm their own position by being active members of the Visegrad Four (V4) group now that the rule of law and liberal democracy have been attacked in Hungary and Poland, Jiří Pehe wrote in Právo, adding that Czech leaders should at least distance themselves from the attacks.

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The long-awaited and long-prepared programme Restart for the reconstruction of three Czech coal-mining regions is a disappointment because it is not a well-considered and comprehensive plan, Petr Musil writes in weekly Tyden out on Monday.

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The chanceless nomination of Karel Srp to the council of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR) is another in a series of provocations on the part of President Miloš Zeman, Josef Koukal wrote in daily Právo.

Opinion | ČTK

Chistian Democrat (KDU-ČSL) head Pavel Bělobrádek suffered a defeat when his party rejected an election coalition with the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN), Lukáš Jelínek writes in Právo under the title of "Christian Democrats took fright at their courage."

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Bohuslav Sobotka's legacy is fading away still before he leaves the office of the Czech prime minister and it is no wonder that he has decided to vacate the scene after the October general election, Lukáš Jelínek writes in daily Právo. Sobotka quit the post of ČSSD chairman over the party's steeply decreasing voter preferences in mid-June.