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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 BLOG: The slow death of Hungary’s independent media

July 27, 2020

Firing of independent news site’s editor-in-chief triggered a mass walkout by journalists, further narrowing the number of free media outlets in Hungary where the landscape is now dominated by PM Viktor Orban's allies.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Poland’s illiberals facing their make or break moment this Sunday

June 26, 2020

President Andrzej Duda's reelection seemed like a formality but is now in doubt after missteps such as an attack on LGBT people. Polls suggest the liberal mayor of Warsaw Rafal Trzaskowski has a real chance to win.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Returning migrants but no COVID baby boom for emerging Europe

June 23, 2020

What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for the region's dismal demographics?

VISEGRAD BLOG: The COVID-19 pandemic may actually strengthen Central and Eastern Europe's position in Europe

June 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may actually strengthen Central and Eastern Europe in relative economic terms to the rest of Europe, argue Marek Belka and Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (LSE), with Poland being one of the big winners

VISEGRAD BLOG: An average working day at the Hungarian parliament

May 20, 2020

On May 19 MPs voted to strip cultural workers of their public employment status, ban people from legally changing their gender and classify data on Hungary's largest-ever railway reconstruction project.