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Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
On 1 October, the week-long cycle of elections to the Senate and local governments (23-24 September) ended in the Czech Republic. One third of the Senators (27 seats) were being elected – see Appendix. The greatest number of seats was won…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
In recent weeks, the Hungarian government’s main message at home and abroad has been to criticise EU sanctions against Russia and advocate lifting them, or at least not imposing any new sanctions. Fidesz politicians have accompanied this…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki, Łukasz Kobeszko
Recently, the Croatian government has taken a series of measures against Hungarian companies operating in Croatia or planning to enter the Croatian market. According to the information from the Croatian Nacional daily, the government of…
Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki
On 18 September, the European Commission recommended withholding 65% of funding to Hungary for three cohesion policy operational programmes (€7.5 billion in total) in order to ‘ensure the protection of the financial interests of the EU…
OSW Commentary | | Andrzej Sadecki
Upon attaining a fourth consecutive election victory, Viktor Orbán’s new government is sticking to its usual methods of operation: the concentration of power, control of the narrative, and ‘unorthodox’ economic policies, such as additional…
OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The centre-right government in Bratislava decided to discontinue its long-standing policy of avoiding antagonising Russia. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Slovakia has found itself in the vanguard of the countries most involved in…
OSW Commentary | | Andrzej Sadecki
Fidesz’s overwhelming victory in the parliamentary elections on 3 April has consolidated its dominance on the Hungarian political scene. The party, which has been in government for twelve years, defeated the united opposition and won a…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Dębiec
The centre-right government of Petr Fiala, in power since December 2021, has announced that it will more effectively support small family farms, as well as start-up, small, medium and organic farmers. It also declared its support for the…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor, Andrzej Sadecki
In early December 2021, President Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada five draft amendments to laws and codes on holding multiple citizenships: draft amendments to the Citizenship Law regarding the procedures for acquiring…
OSW Commentary | | Martyna Wasiuta
Against the backdrop of the CEE region, the Czech Republic stands out when it comes to the digitisation of the country’s economy and society. The achievements of its private sector in this field make it one of the leaders of digitisation…