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.
Debate on "How Do CEE States Deal with Families?"
Join us for an online debate with the authors of articles about family policies in CEE published in the latest issue of the "4liberty.eu Review" (No. 18). Problems with restrictive laws and possibilities for solving demographic change will be discussed.
Pro-Russian actors disinform about radiation in Slovakia , attacks against the Slovak President intensify
The explosion of an ammunition depot in Ukraine is being used as part of Kremlin propaganda.
. Disinformers utilized Putin’s public speech in order to validate their claims.
The hateful rhetoric against Slovak president Zuzana Čaputová reaches an all-time high.
Disinformation about international military cooperation is on the rise, harmful rhetoric towards President Čaputová intensifies
The Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová is once again the main target of pro-Russian actors. They use harmful rhetoric to condemn her support for Ukraine. Pro-Kremlin propagandists are furthermore trying to justify the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by recycling the same narrative of NATO’s alleged aggression. An incident in Banská Bystrica involving an American soldier is being distorted by anti-Western disinformers who are using it to criticise military cooperation with the USA.
From Poland with Love - April
This month main concern is the ban of imports off grain and other Ukrainian food. Meanwhile the polish government is also conducting changes in the in voting laws, depraving Poles living abroad from their voting rights. Furthermore Poland has reduced its record daily fines of EUR 1 million for judical reforms that undermine the independence of the courts were cut in half by the European Court of Justice. Read more in the April edition.
Imported grain from Ukraine dubbed “toxic” by dubious actors spreading anti-Ukrainian sentiment
Disinformators are trying to paint the Western leaders as incompetent, for which the recent news of the US military documents leak is being widely utilisThe supposed “faulty” grain from Ukraine, which has been proven safe for consumers, became a focal point of anti-Ukrainian sentiment. Various dubious actors are especially criticising Slovakia for providing aid to Ukraine.
Reinventing Family Policies in CEE
4liberty.eu, a network of representatives of liberal think tanks from Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to present the latest issue of their Review, titled “Reinventing Family Policies in CEE”. This time, the network's primary focus is on the future of family policies, as the name tells.
HYBRID CONFERENCE by the Hungarian Europe Society
Protagonists of liberal democracy face ongoing populist attacks. The emergence of authoritarian states and the influence of illiberal political entrepreneurs have recently made these attacks more salient. A political renewal of liberal-minded actors is needed in order to regain their dominant role in the political arena and the public spheres. The conference of the Hungarian Europe Society addresses these issues with renowned experts from CEE countries.