Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
July 10, 2022
Robert Fico has been able to dominate Slovakia for the past two decades precisely because the centre-right has been so bitterly divided, often more over personalities than over ideology.
July 3, 2022
The Czech Republic finally appears to be breaking out of the V4 straitjacket by building alliances right across the EU to pursue its interests.
April 12, 2022
The Hungarian election has dealt a big blow to the once confident hope that broad opposition pre-electoral coalitions are the best way to remove entrenched authoritarian populists from power.
April 5, 2022
The EU is not likely to back down on the Hungarian authoritarian leader's violations of EU values, and his alliance with Putin will continue to put the frayed relationship under strain.
March 30, 2022
Putin's closest ally in the EU can no longer use the Visegrad Group as a megaphone for his own diplomacy.