The illiberal agenda

In taking a swipe at “liberal democracy”, Viktor Orban left no-one in any doubt about his target. Hungary’s prime minister did not mean liberal in the(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman (left) and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso hoist the European Union Flag at Prague Castle yesterday. The occasion marks the first time the flag has been raised over the castle since the Czech Republic joined the EU nine years ago.  Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Nine years after the Czech Republic joined the European Union, the bloc’s blue-and- gold flag is finally flying over Prague Ca(...)