Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
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.
June 26, 2020
President Andrzej Duda's reelection seemed like a formality but is now in doubt after missteps such as an attack on LGBT people. Polls suggest the liberal mayor of Warsaw Rafal Trzaskowski has a real chance to win.
June 23, 2020
What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for the region's dismal demographics?
June 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may actually strengthen Central and Eastern Europe in relative economic terms to the rest of Europe, argue Marek Belka and Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (LSE), with Poland being one of the big winners
May 20, 2020
On May 19 MPs voted to strip cultural workers of their public employment status, ban people from legally changing their gender and classify data on Hungary's largest-ever railway reconstruction project.