Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
June 2, 2021
If the vote goes through, it will wound Prime Minister Andrej Babis and buoy the opposition before the October general election, adding to the sense of momentum that the opinion polls are already showing.
April 20, 2021
The tit-for-tat expulsion of Russian and Czech diplomats has dynamited the Czech president's drive to build bridges with Moscow just as he thought he was about to clinch victory.
March 21, 2021
The coalition infighting has demonstrated the weakness of the right and is a warning lesson for opposition parties in neighbouring countries.
March 2, 2021
Law and Justice's attempt to build national champions in the banking and energy sectors will make the Polish economy even more state and party dominated.
January 19, 2021
The incoming US president will be tougher on the erosion of democracy but also tougher on Russia.