Reflections from our correspondents on the ground in the four Central European countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.
October 5, 2021
The Czech election is so tight that the Pandora Papers scandal could make the difference between the two opposition coalitions having the votes to form a government together or not.
October 1, 2021
Billionaire populist Andrej Babis is once again leading opinion polls after pledging to defend Czechs against migrants.
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.
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.
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.