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 – April
From the Russia’s invasion on Ukraine from the Polish perspective, over the sharpest decline in democracy over five years across 29 countries to PiS taking over the museums in the country: 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.
Poems of Liberty - War and Peace in Europe
The number of wars and armed conflicts are declining throughout the world; at least this was the trend up until now. War is yet again ravaging Europe: The streets of Ukraine,that once looked vibrant like any other in Europe are now derelict and devastated. This edition of Poems of Liberty seeks to explore the complex field of war and peace that we are witnessing in Europe today.
Spreading fear of World War Three became the most recent tool of Kremlin propaganda
The Kremlin propaganda continues to justify its aggression towards Ukraine. They keep pointing fingers to the west as the guilty one for the war. Most of the disinformation is shared on Facebook or Telegram, since many of the disinformation websites continue to be blocked.
Dissecting Pro-China Bias in Czech Alternative Media
Media represent a crucial tool for providing frameworks for general interpretation and understanding of events and the dissemination of information. Not surprisingly, given the role of media as shapers of local perceptions, various actors, starting with political and economic elites and ending with foreign powers, have long sought access to media in order to influence and manipulate narratives. In Central Europe, both Russia and China tick the box of such powers.
Slovenia’s Opportunity to Grow as a Democracy
Last Sunday, a parliamentary election took place in Slovenia. The results reflect a clear message from voters that the government needs to change. An analysis from Dr. Tanja Porčnik, President of the Visio Institute in Slovenia.
Toward a Bright European Future
4liberty.eu, a network of representatives of 17 liberal think tanks from Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to present the sixteenth issue of 4liberty.eu Review, titled “Toward a Bright European Future”. This time, the network's primary focus is on the future of the European project in light of recent developments and potential challenges.
"Freedom must be better armed than tyranny"
Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister of Estonia, has become one of Europe's leading voices against Russia's war in Ukraine. She has been leading in getting the EU to take tougher action against Russia. She linked her 16th Berlin Freedom Speech with an appeal to formulate an even stronger European response to Putin's war.