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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: Czech vote of no-confidence could be a cliffhanger

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Czech President Zeman's pro-Russian policy blows up in his face

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Slovak political crisis threatens to derail reform drive

March 21, 2021

The coalition infighting has demonstrated the weakness of the right and is a warning lesson for opposition parties in neighbouring countries.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Repolonisation of the economy often ignores business logic

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Central Europe's populists need a new strategy for Biden

January 19, 2021

The incoming US president will be tougher on the erosion of democracy but also tougher on Russia.

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