Orbán’s nationalist-conservative legacy will depend on EU funds, a revamped opposition, and the future of the rural population.
To protect the rule of law, the European Commission and EU member states need to change the way they talk to Poland.
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The situation in Eastern Europe sheds light on the ongoing crisis of leadership and integration within the European Union.
Poland’s conservative government is squandering all the gains the country made since the overthrow of the communist regime in 1989.
European integration is being challenged by countries that yearned to rejoin a Europe based on unity and liberal democracy.
Populism in the Czech Republic is not an aberration from the prevailing EU trends, yet rumors of the death of democracy in Prague are greatly premature.
EU membership is the all-defining political and economic reality for Central Europe. China is a curiosity.
The Polish government pours a lot of scorn on the EU, but Warsaw can ill afford to turn its back on what the West stands for.
The EU could do far more to support civil society activists and nongovernmental organizations that have come under increasing pressure from Warsaw and Budapest.