Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
February 13, 2018
Orban and Kaczynski will become more and more isolated as Slovakia and Czechia look West.
January 11, 2018
Victory for challenger Jiri Drahos could transform country's battered international image.
December 19, 2017
The billionaire populist still lacks real allies to form a majority government, while he remains under investigation for fraud.
November 23, 2017
Populist billionaire uses Communists and neo-fascists to elect parliamentary speaker, intensifying pressure on political opponents to join his government.
September 22, 2017
The quarrel over replacing the country's ageing MiGs threatens to hamper military co-operation on Nato's eastern flank.