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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: 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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: The Central European populists rooting for Trump

October 31, 2020

For Central Europe's "illiberal democrats", US President Donald Trump’s re-election would be an affirmation that there is no stopping the global resurgence of the right wing.

VISEGRAD BLOG: The slow death of Hungary’s independent media

July 27, 2020

Firing of independent news site Index.hu’s editor-in-chief triggered a mass walkout by journalists, further narrowing the number of free media outlets in Hungary where the landscape is now dominated by PM Viktor Orban's allies.

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