Opinion

16 May 2018
That European Question

A recent poll on attitudes toward the EU in the Visegrad countries reveals split views of Brussels – something local politicians have been all too ready to exploit.

By Martin Ehl
 
9 May 2018
The Predictable Season Premium

While dismal media freedom rankings for TOL’s coverage region are commonplace this time of the year, the recent surge in citizen activism shows that people are no longer so willing to grin and bear such infringements.

By Peter Gross
 
2 May 2018
Digital Propaganda or ‘Normal’ Political Polarization? Premium

A new study of Polish Twitter confirms the existence of distinct political “bubbles” and the power of traditional influencers, but sparks further questions.

By Karolina Iwanska and Anna Obem
 
30 April 2018
It's the Economy, Stupid! Premium
More and more, only slumping financial figures seem powerful enough to turn back creeping authoritarianism in Central Europe.
By Martin Ehl
 
13 April 2018
Kristeva and Her Bulgarian Suffering Premium

It may be hard to comprehend now, but for a Bulgarian emigre pre-1989, petty compromises with the system were possible, even desirable.

By Boyko Vassilev
 

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