Leapfrogging to the Digital Future

Some long-awaited good news for the region might come in the form of technological investments from abroad

15 March 2018

Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

With the welcomed news that Volkswagen will be opening facilities in the Czech Republic and Poland to aid in their electric car production, already running in Germany and Slovakia, the innovative future of the V4 looks ever brighter.

This decision is in line with and follows the announcement from last October that the South Korean firm LG Chem is investing 5.9 billion pln to build Europe’s largest factory focused on the production of lithium-ion batteries – a key component for electric cars – in Wroclaw, a city in the south of Poland.

A shining example

When reflecting on the digital revolution’s impact on democratic institutions and processes, most of the attention has been focused on established democracies rather than countries of post-soviet heritage.

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Wojciech Przybylski

Editor-in-Chief

Political analyst heading Visegrad Insight's policy foresight on European affairs. His expertise includes foreign policy and political culture. Editor-in-Chief of Visegrad Insight and President of the Res Publica Foundation. Europe's Future Fellow at IWM - Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna and Erste Foundation. Wojciech also co-authored a book 'Understanding Central Europe’, Routledge 2017. He has been published in Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Journal of Democracy, EUObserver, Project Syndicate, VoxEurop, Hospodarske noviny, Internazionale, Zeit, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Onet, Gazeta Wyborcza and regularly appears in BBC, Al Jazeera Europe, Euronews, TRT World, TVN24, TOK FM, Swedish Radio and others.

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