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CapX – With Britain Gone, Smaller Nations are Banding Together to Fight EU Integration

6th January 2021

CapX – Britain’s departure from the EU has left smaller and poorer nations – such as the Visegrád Four – vulnerable to integrationist policies being spearheaded by Germany and France.

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The Spectator – The Visegrád Bloc are Threatening to Tear Apart the EU

28th November 2020

The Spectator – The EU’s Rule of Law dispute put the liberal values of Western and Northern EU states on a collision course with strong conservative currents in the Visegrád Four.

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Spiked – The Czech Republic’s Lockdown Trap

11th November 2020

Spiked – The Czech Republic went from international acclaim for its successful lockdown during Covid’s first wave, to bottom of the class during the second – in so doing demonstrating a fundamental problem with lockdown as a policy.

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The Spectator – Covid’s Second Wave is Hitting the Czech Republic Hard

15th October 2020

The Spectator – The Czech Republic escaped the worst of the first wave of Covid-19 in Europe. But the second wave was a very different story. The Czech Republic saw the highest rate of Covid infection in Europe and one of the highest in the world.

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Worldcrunch – A Czech Exception? LGBTI Push for Progress in Central Europe

9th October 2020

Worldcrunch – While neighbouring countries make headlines around the world for their conservative approaches to LGBTI rights, the Czech Republic’s deep generational divide on the issue isn’t going away any time soon.

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Worldcrunch – The Meaning of a Face Mask, from Britain to the Czech Republic

29th July 2020

Worldcrunch – Britain and the Czech Republic experienced very different first waves of Covid-19. This contrast was reflected by major differences in attitudes towards restrictions: most clearly in attitudes towards face masks.