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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: Babis threatens Czech election losers with nightmare scenario

November 23, 2017

Populist billionaire uses Communists and neo-fascists to elect parliamentary speaker, intensifying pressure on political opponents to join his government.

VISEGRAD: New battlefront opens up inside Slovak coalition

September 22, 2017

The quarrel over replacing the country's ageing MiGs threatens to hamper military co-operation on Nato's eastern flank.

VISEGRAD: Macron plays divide and rule in Central Europe

August 24, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of the Czech and Slovak premiers for his drive to reform the EU’s rules on posted workers.

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.