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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: When Eastern European states speak out they are now listened to

January 26, 2023

The countries on Nato’s eastern flank believe they are now leading the debate on how to confront the Kremlin, as demonstrated by the row over supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Race for Prague Castle will be landmark for Czech democracy

January 11, 2023

If Andrej Babis were to be elected president, he could try to sabotage the government, and the country’s politics could become much more unstable ahead of the next general election in 2025.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Slovakia's right wing once again fails the test of leadership

December 16, 2022

The only hope is that after early elections the right will actually start to think about what compromises need to be made to solve the worsening crisis that the country is about to experience.

VISEGRAD BLOG: Czechs are still in denial about communist rule

November 3, 2022

The looming contest for the presidency between Pavel and Babis may serve to highlight their different attitudes to the communist past, while at the same time showing how some Czechs remain ambivalent.

VISEGRAD BLOG: European family gathering mostly avoids fights

October 9, 2022

European Political Community isolates Russia, welcomes back UK and reassures EU candidate countries.