Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
February 22, 2024
Liberals are fundamentally misunderstanding the nature of the PiS system if they believe Donald Tusk should tread water.
February 3, 2024
The European Council Summit this week was a comprehensive defeat for Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban.
December 11, 2023
It already looks clear that Robert Fico’s new government will not prioritise economic reform, and will once again just tread water.
December 6, 2023
If the EU releases funding to Hungary in return for Orban permitting accession talks with Ukraine, populists inside the EU and in countries queuing to join will take home the message that the bloc’s democratic credentials are just a charade.
November 27, 2023
Hungarian premier Viktor Orban rejoices in 'winds of change' after victory of Geert Wilders’ radical right-wing Freedom Party in the Dutch general election.