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Populists In the Fast Lane

Populists In the Fast Lane

The heads of the traditional Austrian parties, the Social Democrats and the Austrian People’s Party, could teach their cousins in the Czech Republic a thing or two about what it’s like when parties lose power and voter support, and populist movements of various colours jostle to get into parliament. Although the results of September’s parliamentary […]

Eastern Europe’s Davos

Eastern Europe’s Davos

Play Inc. executive Jorg Bang-Jensen has reason to smile. The CEO of Poland’s fourth largest mobile operator has been able to report “steady growth” since…

Peace, Quiet & Kaczynski

Peace, Quiet & Kaczynski

Whether it’s the influence of the silly season, the unusual heat wave, or the successful campaign of nationalist populism across Central Europe, international media such…

A Czech Legal Revolution

A Czech Legal Revolution

Artur Ostrý orders pizzas every Friday for an in-house lunch with his colleagues in his small law office in Prague’s posh Anděl business district. Here…

Central Europe’s Nationalist Paradox

Central Europe’s Nationalist Paradox

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán, a nationalist? On the contrary. Would he then sign partnership agreements with large foreign investors? And Slovakia’s Robert Fico picking up right-wing…

They Eat Horses, Don’t They?

They Eat Horses, Don’t They?

One of the attractions that the residents of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and informed visitors enjoy is…

Hidden Prosperity In the CEE

Hidden Prosperity In the CEE

What do countries as different as Slovakia, Moldova, Slovenia and Estonia have in common? In the 2012 Legatum…

In Poland, Big Food, Big Politics

In Poland, Big Food, Big Politics

Polish food can be political. But not in the way consumers in the Czech Republic imagine, exposed as…

Let’s Give Fico a Chance

Let’s Give Fico a Chance

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who took the helm of his second government in April, surprised his critics…

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