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In the News

May 5, 2023

Tantardini in Longitude on Central and Eastern European involvement in space

By Atlantic Council

Marco Tantardini discusses the role of Eastern Europe in the space activities of the EU.

Eastern Europe Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Mar 28, 2023

Hungary has approved Finland joining NATO. But its delays raise deeper concerns.

By Petr Tůma

The problem of an unreliable Hungary will long outlast this foot-dragging over Sweden and Finland, and allies should be prepared to deal with an outlier that’s weakening the system from within.

Hungary NATO

New Atlanticist

Dec 23, 2022

Slovakia risks becoming another Hungary-style EU spoiler. How should the West respond?

By Petr Tůma

The transatlantic community should motivate the opponents of nationalist Robert Fico to get together to prevent a Slovak shift toward Hungary and Russia.

Central Europe Corruption

Atlantic Debrief

Dec 17, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – What did the European Council summit reveal? | A Debrief from Dave Keating

Europe Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Damir Marusic sits down with Dave Keating, Brussels Correspondent for France24 and Europe Center Nonresident Senior Fellow, to discuss all the developments coming out of the latest #EUCO meeting.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment


Jul 6, 2022

Ukraine defies Russia and launches electricity exports to EU neighbors

By Aura Sabadus

Ukraine’s remarkable wartime synchronization with the electricity grid of continental Europe moved up a gear at the end of June with the landmark launch of commercial electricity exports to neighboring Romania.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance


Jun 17, 2022

Unholy War: UK sanctions Putin’s Patriarch for backing Ukraine invasion

By Taras Kuzio

This week's UK decision to impose sanctions on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church highlights international alarm over Patriarch Kirill's enthusiastic support for Vladimir Putin's war of imperial aggression in Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation

Britain Debrief

May 8, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Which Western leaders have done enough for Ukraine? A Debrief from Kira Rudik

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Kira Rudik, member of the Ukrainian Parliament and leader of the Voice Party, about which of Ukraine's allies have helped the most.

Arms Control Central Europe

Britain Debrief

Mar 25, 2022

#BritainDebrief – Can the West Airlift Ukrainian Refugees to Safety? A Debrief from Gerald Knaus

By Ben Judah

Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Gerald Knaus, Chair of the European Stability Initiative, on the feasibility of an airlift of Ukrainian refugees from Poland, Hungary, and Moldova to other parts of Europe and the United States to enable burden sharing.

Central Europe Conflict

New Atlanticist

Nov 18, 2021

‘Hungary is not a democracy anymore,’ says opposition leader

By Dan Peleschuk

Péter Márki-Zay, an engineer-turned-politician who now leads Hungary's opposition, joined the Atlantic Council for a discussion about the future of his country.

Central Europe Corruption

New Atlanticist

Aug 27, 2021

Echoes of Hungary: What a former ambassador sees in the Afghanistan debacle

By András Simonyi

There is a sad correlation between the West’s failure to help Hungary and the events unfolding in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan Conflict