Opinion

15 February 2012
Orban in Retreat

Presidential plagiarism might be the least of the Hungarian regime’s political headaches.

By Balint Szlanko
 
14 February 2012
Lessons for a New Kind of President Premium

Next year, Czechs will have a popularly elected president for the first time.

By Martin Ehl
 
7 February 2012
No Longer So Powerless Premium

Protests across Central Europe suggest a disconnect between the masses and politicians, who cling to an elitist view of policy-making.  

By Martin Ehl
 
2 February 2012
Hit the Gas Premium

In Bulgaria’s bitter debate over shale drilling, rational argument gets lost behind the eternal battle lines of Russia versus the West.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
24 January 2012
The Best of Intentions

Hungary’s man in charge of Roma integration seems to care about the task at hand, but does he have the resources to make real progress?

By Martin Ehl
 
17 January 2012
Poland’s Quintessential Small Business, Under Threat

The ubiquitous secondhand stores are being squeezed by modern shopping malls on the one hand and “exchange markets” on the other.

By Martin Ehl
 

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