Latest Posts from Visegrad Blog

Visegrad Blog

About Visegrad Blog

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

VISEGRAD BLOG: PiS plays for time on the EU front

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: The EU finally gets tough with Hungary and Poland

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.

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.