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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: 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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: The EU isn’t broken but its eastern members need more attention

December 9, 2020

After the standoff with Poland and Hungary over the EU budget is resolved, the simmering problems of democratic backsliding and demographic collapse will need to be addressed.

VISEGRAD BLOG: An easing of trade tensions but still an uncertain situation for export-oriented Central Europe

November 27, 2020

The upcoming Biden presidency in the US is expected to lead to an easing of trade tensions that have been particularly damaging for Central Europe’s small export-oriented economies, but it doesn’t herald a return to the old, globalised world.