The root causes of the election outcomes are logical results of local trends.
In the case of EU disintegration, Central Europe could draw inspiration from ideas of the Balkan federation. The cooperation of the Baltic countries, Visegrad, and Ukraine could serve as a backup plan.
Thousands of teachers have taken to the streets, demanding a 250 Euro increase in salaries, as well as an overall budget increase for the education sector.
Anti-democratic tendencies should be viewed as rooted deeply in the actual history of this region, as well as in the lack of a federal European model.
The Slovak public sphere is facing a new challenge from right-wing extremism in the form of self-proclaimed “alternative media“ and their associated groups.