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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

VISEGRAD: The strange death of Social Democratic Czechia

June 16, 2017

With the rapid decline of its last strong traditional party, it looks as if the country will join its neighbours in embracing populism and picking fights with Brussels.

VISEGRAD: EU warning on migrant quotas raises the stakes

June 8, 2017

The Visegrad Group of countries has shown defiance on migrant quotas, but now it faces an EU reinvigorated by the French election.

VISEGRAD: An economic test for Polish ambition

June 5, 2017

Even if economic growth exceeds the government's target this year, the budget deficit will be close to breaching the Stability and Growth Pact's 3% limit.

Hungarian government has been planning attack on George Soros' university for months

March 31, 2017

Budapest’s Central European University targeted as symbol of liberal international elite from which Fidesz will defend the nation.

VISEGRAD: Central Europe’s nuclear gamble

March 22, 2017

Czechs consider following Hungarian bet of building nuclear power stations without a tender.