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Reaction – Will the West wake up to hypocrisy as Kazakhstan protests against dictatorship?

6 January 2022

Reaction – An East vs. West narrative is being read into the unrest in Kazakhstan, but western powers and businesses have been complicit in authoritarianism in the country for the last three decades.

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Reaction – The EU’s New Year energy resolution is a gift to Putin

5 January 2022

Reaction – The EU’s proposal to name nuclear and gas as “green” energy sources facilitates even greater dependency on Russian gas for decades to come.

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The Spectator – Eastern Europe is paying for the EU’s climate revolution

19 December 2021

The Spectator – A spike in energy prices has provoked alarm among central and eastern European countries now realising that the EU’s emissions-reduction drive is likely to hit their economies hardest.

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The Independent – Czech government finally set to take power despite last-minute hitch

15 December 2021

The Independent – Czech President Miloš Zeman has finally agreed to appoint the new coalition government despite last-minute objections over the qualifications of a ministerial candidate.

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The Spectator – Poland’s abortion culture war is a battle for the country’s soul

12 December 2021

The Spectator – After a woman was denied an abortion despite severe depression on learning that her baby would not survive, Poland’s harsh abortion laws were again put in the spotlight.

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CapX – The EU needs a new right-wing alliance

7 December 2021

CapX – Attempts to form a new right-wing group in the European Parliament could provide a much-needed platform for Euroscepticism, facilitating more productive debate about the issues facing the EU.

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The Spectator – Why Viktor Orbán is fighting a war against ‘LGBT ideology

4 December 2021

The Spectator – Viktor Orbán’s proposed referendum on so-called “LGBT ideology” could have been an interesting act of political participation, but leading questions render the referendum not fit for purpose.

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The Spectator – Lockdown resentment is growing in Europe

28 November 2021

The Spectator – Protests against renewed Covid restrictions have swept the Continent, as an unprecedented level of cynicism about government measures takes hold.

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The Spectator – How lockdowns for the unvaccinated swept across central Europe

20 November 2021

The Spectator – Lockdowns for the unvaccinated have become a hot political topic throughout the region, as those opposed to Covid vaccination see attempts to limit the freedom of the unvaccinated as oppression.

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The Independent – Viktor Orbán walks EU tightrope as Hungary’s election race hots up

19 November 2021

The Independent – With a conservative challenger in the upcoming Hungarian election, Orbán will have to temper his rhetoric when it comes to the EU.