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 - Januar
The beginning of the year was a very intense period for Poland, both in terms of political changes and disputes. Two former ministers have been imprisoned and the country has seen the current coalition and the opposition fight over their case. In addition, changes are taking place in other areas. The youngest schoolchildren are being freed from homework and Polish state television has been depoliticised after 8 years.
Finance & HR Administrator (f/m/d) in Central Europe and Baltic States
The position of Finance & HR Administrator in Central Europe and Baltic States in the Prague office is available asap on a full-time basis with 40 hours per week, limited until December 31, 2025 (with potential extension).
From Poland with Love - December
After obstruction by the President of the Republic himself, the Polish Sejm finally elected Donald Tusk as Prime Minister. The new government took immediate action and, among other things, depoliticized Polish state television. During the election of the new Prime Minister, an anti-Semitic incident occurred in the Sejm building.
Deepest Condolences by FNF Prague
Yesterday, a student at Charles University in Prague shot 13 people and injured 25. Condolences have been sent from all over the world. Tomorrow, the whole country will commemorate the victims with a national mourning. Our thoughts are with all grieving families and friends.
Slovak MEPs are branded 'traitors' as they fight to uphold the rule of law in the country, Pro-Russian actors accuse Latvia of oppressing the Russian minority
Far-right politicians are utilising narratives criticising the European Parliament and accusing MEPs of betrayal, incompetence, and working against Slovakia's interests. Slovak MEPs face accusations amid a rule of law struggle triggered by Prime Minister Robert Fico's controversial plans, with political actors attempting to shift blame from the government's actions.
From Poland with Love - November
Since October's parliamentary elections, Poland's opposition has been preparing to take power, while the ruling PiS party has been pinning false hopes on forming the next government. In addition, the protest of Polish truckers, who no longer want to allow competition from Ukraine into Poland, is resonating through Poland. There are big changes ahead for this country.
[PUBLICATION] What Shall I Call You?
Hungarian polarized political landscape, dominated by the illiberal Fidesz-KDNP, poses challenges to the liberal identity. There are self-declared liberals, human rights liberals, and economic liberals. However, as many as 64 percent of Hungarians do not align with liberal values in any way. Still, the term "liberal" is more popular among Hungarians than the actual liberal values. Read on to discover what liberalism truly means in Hungary in a publication of the Republikon Institute, which is a part of the project in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, 21 Research Centre, and Political Capital.