During the whole year, Visegrad Insight was working for the readers to produce the qualitative and informative analyses as well as influential interviews from Visegrad countries and Central Europe. Elections, reforms, laws, economics, security, media, education, migration and many more topics were touched in 2017 to depict the political and economic situation in the region.

Here we have selected best 12 stories which grasped the most attention and can present the most influential results of Visegrad Insight’s 2017.

January: Alleged Czech Discomfort by Vít Dostál

February: The Next Generation Speaks by Antonio Scancariello

March: Somewhere Between Rags and Riches

April: The Canary In the Coal Mine (#IstandwithCEU) by Michael Ignatieff and Wojciech Przybylski

May: The great leap forward? by Tim Gosling

June: Poland Is Way Too Happy About Donald Trump’s Visit by Wojciech Przybylski for Foreign Policy

July: What should Bibi know before landing in Budapest for the V4 summit? By Irena Kalhousová

August: The era of big catch-all parties is over by Edit Zgut and Cas Mudde

September: EU needs to minimize migration by Charles Clarke

October: The Czech elections are on the verge of common sense by Vladyslav Kudryk

November: What is the Future for German-Polish Relations by Marcin Zaborowski

December: From Tweets to Tanks by Robert Pszczel 

Besides, for the cozy Christmas evenings when ones usually have more free time there is a list of books recommended by the team of Visegrad Insight – enjoy.

Michal Hvorecký  Troll
Josef Pánek Love in the Time of Global Climate Change
Julia Fiedorczuk Close Countries

Péter Esterházy Pancreatic Diary 

László Krasznahorkai The Return of Baron Wenckheim

Natalia Fiedorczuk  How to fall in love with shopping malls

Jiří Hájíček Rain Stick

Ondrej Štefánik My Name Is Paula

Pál ZÁVADA A Market Day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Visegrad Insight.

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Central European Futures

Over the past several years, it has become ever more apparent that the post-Cold War era of democratic reform, socio-economic development and Western integration in Central Europe is coming to an end.

Visegrad Insight is published by the Res Publica Foundation. This special edition has been prepared in cooperation with the German-Marshall Fund of the U.S..

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