Warsaw, March 12, 2016: A pro-European demonstration. Hungarians and Poles enjoy unrestricted freedom of speech and association; citizens may publicly demonstrate their opposition to the government (source: dpa)

Central Europe is headed for turbulence, not Putinization

Recent political developments in Hungary and Poland have been interpreted as portending a reversal of westernization. If history is any guide, this perception is wrong. It is true that the region appears headed for institutional turbulence that could foster growing political and economic volatility. But a more serious upheaval is virtually precluded by the region’s strong middle classes, vigorous private sector and pressure from partners in the European Union and NATO.

The post-communist countries of Central Europe were once perceived as exemplary models of transformation. The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia swiftly weaned themselves off central planning, introduced democ...

Unlock the report
8.95 EUR
Secure, instant payment by credit card
 Ignacy Morawski
One unmistakable conclusion emerges from these studies: once a country reaches the highest level of democracy, the risk of serious slippage is very low
read more about it in the report
Who will benefit?
  • Report is targeted to the decision makers in cross country manufacturing – suppliers, manufacturers, logistics.
  • Also considered useful for the administrative university facilities, to better understand the possible effects of current decisions.
By clicking "I Agree" below, you acknowledge that you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. Feel free to check out our policies anytime for more information.
I agree