Articles for category: Opinion, Politics


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Babis’s Programme Incoherent And Nonbinding

Prague, July 11 (CTK) – The Czech cabinet’s programme is an incoherent combination of vows made by the populist ANO, the Social Democrats and the Communists, which PM Andrej Babis does not take for binding on him and is ready to adapt it for his own benefit any time, Jan Stetka writes in Hospodarske noviny ...


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Babis’s Nascent Cabinet Plagued By Scandal

Prague, July 9 (CTK) – The image of the Czech brand-new cabinet is burdened with infamous affairs of some of its members, Pavel Baroch writes in weekly Tyden today, mentioning Tatana Mala (justice), Lubomir Metnar (defence), Antonin Stanek (culture) and Richard Brabec (environment) among the disputable ministers.   The far most embarrassing is the case ...


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Zeman Wants Babis PM No Matter The Cost

Bratislava, June 7 (CTK) – Czech President Milos Zeman has decided that Andrej Babis, the leader of ANO, will be at the head of the Czech government and he will not stop insisting on this, the Slovak Pravda writes today.   The support by the Communists, Zeman himself ruled out when he headed the Czech ...


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Babis Enables Communist Resurgence

Bratislava, June 6 (CTK) – The hard-core Communists have regained power in the Czech Republic and they co-decide on what the ANO government of Andrej Babis is doing, Slovak daily Dennik N writes today.   It comments on the formation of Babis’s new minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) with support of ...


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Early Elections Won’t End Political Stalemate

Prague, May 30 (CTK) – Early general elections are likely to take place if Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) in their internal referendum say no to a joint cabinet with the ANO movement, but they would hardly change anything about the current stalemate, Jakub Pokorny writes in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) today.   An election would ...


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Communists Sabotage Babis’s Government Over Military Demands

Prague, May 17 (CTK) – The Czech Communists (KSCM) seem to be trapped by their own resolution not to back a planned minority cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) if the coalition pact includes a plan to reinforce Czech participation in military missions abroad, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo today.   For ...


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Social Democrats Digging Their Own Grave

Bratislava, May 9 (CTK) – The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) cannot succeed thanks to the coalition with Prime Minister Andrej Babis’ ANO that will depend on the Communists, the Slovak paper Dennik N writes today.   On Monday, Babis and Social Democrat leader Jan Hamacek agreed on the text of the coalition pact that will ...


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Communist Party Ongoing Threat To Democracy

Prague, April 20 (CTK) – The Czech Communist Party (KSCM) is on its deathbed but still it can harm the political scene and society, Josef Mlejnek writes in Lidove noviny (LN) today in an article highlighting the party’s post-1989 development and current role and prospects.   Mlejnek mentions several paradoxes linked to the KSCM, the ...


Social Democrats Abandon Democracy For Populist Agenda

Prague, April 16 (CTK) – The Czech Social Democracy (CSSD) is switching from a democratic and pro-European image to nationalist-tinged populism in order to regain its former voters who now prefer the Communists (KSCM) or the populist ANO and SPD movements, Jan Stetka writes in Hospodarske noviny (HN) today.   The Czech accession to the ...