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The Independent – Czech PM Babiš could become first victim of the Pandora Papers

4 October 2021

The Independent – The Czech Republic goes to the polls at the weekend, just as its billionaire PM stands accused in the Pandora Papers leak, making Babiš potentially the first victim of the global investigation.

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The Spectator – Czexit could be closer than we think

2 October 2021

The Spectator – The eurosceptic Freedom and Direct Democracy party could be a kingmaker after Czech elections which are balanced on a knife edge.

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The Independent – Polish ministers accused of Islamophobia over migrant smear campaign

28 September 2021

The Independent – The ministers said a picture of a man having sex with a cow allegedly found on a migrant’s phone, was ‘evidence of zoophilia’ against which Poland must be protected.

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The Independent – Will tougher EU sanctions lead to change in Hungary and Poland?

24 September 2021

The Independent – The EU’s tentative plans to withhold regional aid funds from the two countries if they fail to make changes on human rights is a high risk strategy, but the bloc is left with few options.

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The Independent – Migrants die at Poland- Belarus border as outrage grows over crisis

21 September 2021

The Independent – The Polish government has introduced a state of emergency in an area three kilometres deep at the border, preventing any scrutiny of migrants’ circumstances.

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The Independent – Czech governing party battles to fend off rise of the Pirate Party

19 September 2021

The Independent – A string of corruption scandals since the Velvet revolution in 1989 has left voters sceptical of the mainstream, and opened the way for the Pirate party to threaten the ruling government.

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The Independent – The Central European states putting the EU’s climate strategy at risk

15 September 2021

The Independent – Central European countries pose a serious risk to the EU’s goal to reduce emissions by 55 percent by 2030.

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Reaction – Why western sanctions against Belarus won’t work

14 September 2021

Reaction – Western sanctions against Belarus may the worst of all worlds, cutting off the country’s remaining links with the democratic west while deepening its economic dependency on Russia.

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The Spectator – Donald Tusk is playing a dangerous game in dismissing Polexit

13 September 2021

The Spectator – Discussions of Polexit are moving into the mainstream of Polish politics. Echoes of the build up to the United Kingdom’s Brexit debate are unmistakable, and the dismissive attitude of pro-EU figures such as Donald Tusk could backfire.

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The Independent – Brussels steps up legal fight with Poland, demands daily fines

7 September 2021

The Independent – The EU has escalated its conflict with Poland over the country’s controversial judicial reforms by demanding daily fines for every day its orders are not complied with. The move may also be a warning show across the bows ahead of a key Polish ruling on the primacy of EU law due later this month.