Central Europe Archives

  • Will the EU move at the pace of its slowest members?

    Energy 28-04-2017

    Bulgaria is trying desperately to save its coal industry from tighter pollution standards at the last minute, explains Genady Kondarev.

  • Survey: Polish youth support the radical right

    08-03-2017

    Poland's mainstream parties are increasingly out of tune with voters, according to a new survey. Unsurprisingly, the most popular ones hail from the far right, and, unfortunately, own the youth vote, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.

  • To the women of America and the world: A warning and a rallying cry from Poland

    07-03-2017

    We, the women of Poland, have watched the emergence of the biggest threat to American democracy in the person of Donald Trump with a sickening feeling of familiarity, write a group of activists and news publishers from Poland, together with support from Iceland.

  • Inside Romania’s protests

    Justice & Home Affairs 06-02-2017

    Despite a wave of similar grassroots anti-government protests elsewhere, particularly in the US, the roots of the present wave of protests in Romania lie in the political and economic failures of the country’s post-communist transition, writes Bogdan Enache.

  • ‘Divided we stand, divided we fall’

    03-02-2017

    Poland is being made great again, rising from its knees. America first, Poland second. So, logically, it needs a great capital city. And as its government moves effectively from word to deeds, a proper legal act has been proposed by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, writes Karolina Zbytniewska.

  • Corruption failings keep Romania and Bulgaria on EU’s watchlist

    Justice & Home Affairs 26-01-2017

    Industry comments on the EU monitoring reports on Bulgaria and Romania were unequivocal: graft represents a reputational risk, writes Nick Kochan.

  • Ciolos’ failure to save Rosia Montana disappointed many Romanians

    Climate change 02-01-2017

    Outgoing Romanian PM Dacian Cioloş could have saved the village of Rosia Montana by filing a procedure to make it a UNESCO world heritage site. But he preferred to bow to the interests of a Canadian firm using cyanide technologies to extract gold, writes Claudia Ciobanu.

  • Romania’s anti-corruption services are reminiscent of Securitate

    Justice & Home Affairs 09-12-2016

    SRI, Romania’s domestic intelligence service, is evolving into what many regard as the Securitate Version 2.0, a reference to Nicolae Ceaușescu’s feared security service, writes Nick Kochan.

  • Fight the lies and ‘alt-truths’

    02-12-2016

    The Kremlin uses our internal grievances to force a wedge between different groups of people in our societies, writes Tomáš Prouza.

  • The first year of Law and Justice

    23-11-2016

    It's been a tough year since Poland's populist Law and Justice Party (PiS) first took office. Both for Poles, and for the EU. EURACTIV Poland's Editor-in-Chief Karolina Zbytniewska takes a slightly satirical look back.

  • Could Ciolos be Romania’s prime minister again?

    Elections 18-11-2016

    Romania’s parliamentary election campaign pits the nation’s political elite against what could be described as the EU’s bureaucratic elite, embodied by incumbent Prime Minister Dacian Cioloş, writes Doug Henderson.

  • Central Europe’s strategy in the age of Trump

    09-11-2016

    For the last 25 years, Central Europeans have worked hard to become part of the Western, democratic world. It is increasingly likely that the West may, in its current form, may cease to exist. Social revolt against the global liberal order is gaining strength, writes Maciej Kisilowski.

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