Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
August 17, 2021
Under fire from the US and Israel, and with its domestic political dominance slipping, Poland's radical rightwing government appears to be ready to make a tactical retreat over the rule of law dispute with the EU.
July 29, 2021
The Commission now has the tools and the evidence to confront Poland and Hungary; the question therefore is whether it will stand firm this time.
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.