Friday, 26 May 2017
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Czechs and Germans should react to the present world, framed with Vladimir Putin's resolute moves and Donald Trump's tweets, by launching a debate on Germany's role as a guarantor of Czech security, Martin Ehl writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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The development of trans-Atlantic relations may be unpredictable due to new U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Union should get ready for it and become a nuclear power, Lubos Palata wrote in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) on Saturday.

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A new Czech bill on cyber defence empowers the military intelligence to hack Internet operators' networks, which has met with rightful protests from the operators and some politicians now that parliament is about to discuss the bill, David Klimeš wrote in Hospodářské noviny.