In 2004, the Central European and Baltic countries joined the European Union as new members. The Prague office seeks to strengthen liberal forces, both political and intellectual, in the region. Our project office particularly supports the 4liberty.eu network, which serves as a centre of competence and a platform for dialogue.
The perspective of the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia on the Three Seas Initiative
The new policy paper by Association for International Affairs supported by Prague office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom presents an overview of the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian positions towards the Three Seas Initative. The three countries were considered as “reluctant participants” of the initiative at the beginning, but as the 3SI developed over the past 5 years, their positions evolved as well.
Infosecurity.sk: Bi-Weekly Report on Emerging Disinformation Trends (July 30, 2021)
Protests against the pandemic measures in front of the Slovak parliament and disinformation narratives around vaccination. Those are the topics of the new bi-weekly report by STRATPOL – Strategic Policy Institute and Slovak Security Policy Institute. The report is part of Infosecurity,sk project monitoring activities of both Slovak and foreign disinformation actors, but focusing mainly on the former.
Diversity and LGBT+ Rights in Albania, North Macedonia and Moldova
In 2019 Projekt: Polska with support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom initiated a project called “Ed Net. Education for Human Rights and Diversity”. The project idea grew from hostile sentiment of populist Central European governments towards anti-discriminatory, anti-hate speech and sexual education. In his article, Michał Tęcza from Projekt: Polska reports about his experience from the fact-finding missions to Albania, North Macedonia and Moldova.
Old Problems and No Solution
Today, the European Commission will publish its annual Rule of Law Report, in which it systematically examines the separation of powers, media diversity and the independence of the judiciary in all 27 EU countries. The new report could deepen existing conflicts. So far, however, there have been no consequences from the ranking.
Infosecurity.sk: Bi-Weekly Report on Emerging Disinformation Trends (July 20, 2021)
The Slovak anti-vaxxers demonstrating in front of the houses of Slovak doctors and disinformation narratives regarding "vaccination apartheid". Those are the topics of the new bi-weekly report by STRATPOL – Strategic Policy Institute and Slovak Security Policy Institute. The report is part of Infosecurity,sk project monitoring activities of both Slovak and foreign disinformation actors, but focusing mainly on the former.
From Poland With Love - June
From cyber attack on Polish officials over a controversial draft bill limiting property restitution claims to disputes in the United Right governing coalition: In his monthly newsletter, guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
Minding the Gap: Deepening Polarisation in Poland and Hungary
21 Research Center and Projekt:Polska present their joint study titled Minding the gap: deepening political polarisation in Poland and Hungary. Based on four (2-2) focus groups conducted in the two countries, the research focuses on political preference formation and polarisation within the rural Hungarian and Polish population. It aims to deconstruct the populist governing parties’ disproportionate popularity among the communities of villages and smaller towns.