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.
From Poland With Love - August
From humanitarian crisis at the Polish-Belarusian border over collapse of the ruling coalition to Poland Campus of the Future: In his monthly newsletter, our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
Job Vacancy: Project Manager Central Europe and the Baltic States
As of 1st December 2021, the position of a Project Manager for Central Europe and the Baltic States at the Prague office will be filled full-time (40 hours/week) at least until 31st December 2022 (with a potential extension).
Analysing Populism in the Visegrád Group
What does populism mean? And why is populism so strong in the Visegrád Group, especially in Poland and Hungary? Karolina Derynska reflects on the challenge for liberals to find a successful way to oppose this „movement”.
Aggressive US, weak NATO, and a looming refugee crisis. How Slovak disinformation actors are exploiting the situation in Afghanistan
The rapid fall of the Afghan government and the hasty evacuation of refugees provided ample opportunity for disinformation actors and media to spread streams of anti-American, anti-NATO and anti-refugee narratives. Accordingly, disinformation proliferated in the Slovak information space regarding the recent events in Afghanistan. Check out the new bi-weekly report by Infosecurity.sk.
Commonalities of Populism in Europe and the V4 Region
Orbán, Kaczyński, Babiš, Salvini, Le Pen, Farage. Politicians from different countries, with different political affiliations, but they definitely have one thing in common: they are all populists. But how come, that one “ideology” can connect these different politicians with different political views?
From Poland With Love - July
From controversial draft bill concerning the Polish media law over ECJ´s ruling on the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court to return of Donald Tusk in Polish politics: In his monthly newsletter, our guest contributor Dr. Milosz Hodun gives us updates about current news, events and all other things you need to know about Poland.
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.