Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).
Even if you are someone who liked Zeman for being Zeman, that is not the guy running for president in 2018.
Kaliňák keeps 1990s hair, Smer appoints his barber to the Constitutional Court. Here are some predictions about the coming year.
Rent seeking behavior and a code of loyalty are not the ways to operate a successful democratic political party.
If you live in Central and Eastern Europe, chances are high you belong to the "hesitant" tribe.
It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.
There is no mystery to defeating populism, extremism and stupidity. Democratic systems have built in solutions to people like Kotleba and Trump — elections.
It would take too long to list all the crazy distortions the international media presented about Central Europe and the Czech election campaign this week.
Despite a mounting list of scandals Andrej Babiš, the billionaire ex-finance minister of Slovak origin, and his ANO party remain the frontrunners in the Czech Republic’s October 20-21 general election.
The story in Germany, as it is in most places including Slovakia, is that voters are increasingly shunning traditional mass political parties of all types.
It’s not just in Central Europe that people notice the sun going down earlier and the wind getting stronger.
You can tell a lot about a world leader based on how they spend their free time.
Solving difficult problems in cooperation with your neighbors is what leaders are supposed to do. The leaders of Slovakia and Hungary were not even willing to try.
It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.
The sense of crisis is felt in established democracies, developing democracies and even authoritarian regimes feel like like they are becoming more authoritarian.
Today’s young people can make a lot of noise, but on their own they just don’t have big enough numbers to drive changes.
Smoking caused 7 million deaths last year. That means cigarettes kill people at a rate about twice as fast as the First World War.