All posts by Csaba Tóth

Csaba Tóth

About Csaba Tóth

Dr. Csaba Tóth, co-founder and strategy director of the Republikon Institute, a political scientist and sociologist, graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences. He works as a teacher at the Institute of Political Studies at ELTE and is a member of the Hungarian Presidency Political Science Association. His areas of expertise are party politics and policy meeting of the EU; Developments in the Euro-skepticism and the change in the party system.

A New Division Between Eastern And Western Europe?

Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, political elites in Central and Eastern Europe believed that their countries could be successful if they became more like Western Europe. This is no longer the case. The victory of Law and Justice (PiS) in Poland means that now three prime ministers in the Visegrad countries believe these differences between the East and the West are not there to overcome – but to build upon. The Visegrad countries now represent an alternative approach to democracy: more majoritarian, nationalistic and conservative, less European.  Continue reading A New Division Between Eastern And Western Europe?