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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: Europe’s axis is shifting West not East

February 13, 2018

Orban and Kaczynski will become more and more isolated as Slovakia and Czechia look West.

VISEGRAD: Zeman counts on "Czech pub" voters to win second presidential term

January 11, 2018

Victory for challenger Jiri Drahos could transform country's battered international image.

VISEGRAD: Babis's grip on the Czech crown is still not secure

December 19, 2017

The billionaire populist still lacks real allies to form a majority government, while he remains under investigation for fraud.

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.