William Nattrass

How a Polish coal mine risks derailing the EU's climate strategy

6 June 2021 4:59 pm

Cracks are appearing in the EU’s climate strategy. An international dispute over the court-ordered closure of a coal mine on…

Two spies, an explosion, and the new Czech rift with Russia

20 April 2021 12:28 am

‘Putin is a murderer,’ read the signs carried by protestors outside the Russian Embassy in Prague on Sunday. On Saturday…

Orban and Salvini's plan to ‘make Europe great again’

14 April 2021 3:00 pm

Change is coming in the European Parliament. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Polish leader Mateusz Morawiecki, and Italian Lega party…

Russia's Sputnik vaccine is causing political chaos in Central Europe

8 April 2021 11:35 pm

A joke is doing the rounds in the Czech Republic that the world’s highest Covid mortality rate can, in actual…

How the Sputnik vaccine brought down Slovakia’s Prime Minister

31 March 2021 1:26 am

March was a dark month for Slovakia. Covid cases and deaths in the country were among the highest in Europe,…

The growing alliance between Central Europe and Israel

20 March 2021 1:19 am

In 2018, the Czech President Miloš Zeman promised in a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel…

Vaccines are testing Central Europe’s loyalties to the EU

10 March 2021 5:00 pm

In a fresh embarrassment for the EU in its vaccine rollout, breakaway member Hungary is now at the top of…

The remarkable rise of the Czech Pirate party

23 February 2021 9:50 pm

A new party is riding high in the Czech Republic, with the wind of change in its sails. Polls now…

Why Eastern Europe is looking to Russia and China for vaccines

18 February 2021 6:00 pm

With Central and Eastern European countries still gripped by Covid-19, the EU’s slow vaccine rollout has offered little solace in…

Central Europe’s vaccine scepticism problem

3 February 2021 3:47 am

Countries around the world are in a race against time to vaccinate their populations against Covid-19. But there is one…

The Visegrád bloc are threatening to tear apart the EU

28 November 2020 7:00 pm

The bad boys of Europe are at it again. The EU has been attempting to tie budget funds to members…