Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
November 27, 2023
Hungarian premier Viktor Orban rejoices in 'winds of change' after victory of Geert Wilders’ radical right-wing Freedom Party in the Dutch general election.
October 23, 2023
The Polish election result leaves the Hungarian strongman looking even more isolated in the European Union as the only truly committed opponent of Brussels, as well as the only ally of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in the bloc.
October 19, 2023
There is likely to be a big fight over the future government’s plan to dislodge the PiS’s grip on state institutions, state companies, the public media and the judiciary.
October 16, 2023
Former premier could now enable Poland to achieve its European promise.
October 14, 2023
This election could affect the mood in Europe, amid fears that radical right-wing populist parties are on the march, while traditional centre-right parties rush to adopt their policies and form governments with them.
October 2, 2023
Robert Fico, Slovakia's likely next premier, has little interest in foreign policy and is unlikely to deliberately choose to antagonise the European Commission.