Martin Ehl

Chief International Editor of the Czech economic daily Hospodářské noviny and a syndicated columnist writing on Central European issues.

CEE – The Coronavirus Has Revealed Central Europe’s Chaotic Governance

What remains of public trust in the state is vanishing rapidly as the coronavirus roars back into the region.
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Croatian Holiday – Deference and Denial on Dalmatian Summer Beaches

On the eve of new travel warnings, locals tried to follow the rules while not annoying the tourists – producing perplexing compromises and catastrophic carelessness.

Growth and Its Discontents

Central Europe has experienced a soaring economy in the last two decades. Yet the disaffection of many shows the limits of what economic growth a...

Education in Post-Communist CEE

What is the best role for government in higher education, hands-on or off the table? It might seem strange that a generation after the fall of the I...

Op-ed: In Brexit, We All Lose

Britain, our role model in language, constitutional law, education and business, would gradually feel farther and farther away I want to encourag...

Op-Ed: The Short Long Term

With Central European governments constantly changing the rules, it has become impossible for families or businesses to plan for the future A qua...