Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from Europe:
What's happening in Poland? Should we worry?
Well, legal niceties aside, within the realm of the treaties, the European Union treaties, agreed, it is fundamental that the laws apply and are respected. And if the Polish constitutional court, loaded with political appointees, now decides that they don't apply in Poland, that sort of undermines the very concept of Polish membership of the European Union. So we'll see what happens. We haven't heard the last of this, but it's a fundamental battle. There's no question about that.
What was the outcome of the Czech Republic election?
Well, the outcome was rather surprising and hath in victory for the united opposition or in two different blocks, to be precise. It's center-right, but it's also a rather mixed bag of different parties. It will take some time. And there's a wild card in the form of the rather erratic president and exactly how he's going to handle it. But sooner or later, the billionaire populist prime minister is on his way out.