Doomed to Failure: Orban's neoconservative family policies in Hungary

Despite the spread of patriarchal, neoconservative politics in Central Europe, the last years have also brought a growing awareness of women’s rights in the region. An interview with Réka Kinga Papp about issues of gender in Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s illiberal regime and the impact of #MeToo in the country.


Central and Eastern Europe, Poland

Poland’s Future: A view from the countryside

A piece by Przemysław Sadura At a time when its voters are in and out of voting booths – municipal …


European Union

Matteo Salvini’s hold over Italy is more fragile than it seems

The far-right may be gaining ground, but they do not yet represent public opinion, neither is their ascendancy inevitable.


My Pussy, your Pension: Battling the right in Spain’s care crisis

The Spanish elections will take place this week and a less talked about, yet crucial, theme is slowly making its …


European Union, Reporting

The Athens container archipelago

*This is the final part of a series, available to read here. Eliniko has become a symbol of the many …

Meet the Trump supporters from the Deep South: How I didn’t shoot Kim Jong-un

Our reporter, Dawid Krawczyk, flew to the southern American state of Georgia to better understand the people who pushed Trump to the presidency. Who are these people? How do they imagine their future? Is Trump’s America the country of their dreams? And most importantly, what caused pious southerners to vote for a bombastic Northerner?

Lisbon voices for the right to the city

Neoliberalism is shaping cities as places for tourism, gentrifying and dismantling the cooperative environment of the neighborhoods. Activists in Lisbon …

Network 4 Debate

What are the common problems faced by Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, what is their wider context and are there solutions for the future? is co-run by:

The largest Central and Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centers and activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre.

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