Martin Ehl

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

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...

Opinion | How Putin’s Visit to Hungary has Changed the Game in Europe

An unspectacular visit by Vladimir Putin is an important measure of the growing pressures on a united Europe On February 2, Vladimir Putin arrive...

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...