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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: Slovak coalition crisis could hand Fico a lifeline

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: EU Presidency offers Czechs chance to transform relationship with Brussels

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Are broad coalitions really the best way to overthrow authoritarian populists?

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Victorious at home, Orban faces deeper isolation abroad

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.

VISEGRAD BLOG: V4 turns into V1 as Hungary’s Orban is left isolated over stance towards Putin

March 30, 2022

Putin's closest ally in the EU can no longer use the Visegrad Group as a megaphone for his own diplomacy.