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Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

Poland remembers World War Two: reconciliation and resentment

September 2, 2019

The war, which left Poland in ruins and with 6mn dead, continues to influence politics in the Twitter era — reinforcing reconciliation but also fuelling resentment.

Poland’s feuding political camps celebrate 30 years since the fall of Communism by preaching to their choirs

June 5, 2019

The 30th anniversary of the partly free election that marked the end of the 45-year Communist rule in Poland was an overwhelmingly partisan affair.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Poland shocked by film documenting Catholic clergy’s sexual abuse of children

May 13, 2019

“Just Don’t Tell Anyone” neared 6mn views just 36 hours after its premiere on YouTube, shaking up Poland's political landscape ahead of the European Parliament elections.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Time for the awkward guest to leave the party

March 24, 2019

While EU member states in Central and Southeast Europe are concerned about the economic impact of Brexit, there is a growing feeling that the UK needs to stop prolonging the uncertainty and carry through its decision to leave.

Political fight to intensify in Poland in aftermath of mayor’s murder

January 21, 2019

As elections loom later this year, calls for the tragic death of Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz not to be politicised have fallen on deaf ears.

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