I am a journalist and analyst covering Central Europe and currently based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
My work appears in Foreign Policy, World Politics Review, Euronews, OZY Magazine, Foreign Affairs, EU Observer, among other English-language outlets. I am also a regular contributor to Poland's most widely circulated weeklies: Polityka and Tygodnik Powszechny.
I have reported from Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Sofia, Warsaw, Vienna, Vilnius, Zagreb, Washington DC and western Ukraine, covering a wide range of topics. Most recently, I have written extensively about the murder of Slovak reporter Ján Kuciak, spent Austria's election day with the Muslim community in Vienna, learned how it is to be an investigative journalist in illiberal Hungary, covered anti-government protests all over Central Europe, and spoken exclusively with a leading Czech presidential candidate. I also write about gas sector in CE, undertake consultancy services for investors and work as a fixer in Slovakia.
Prior to that, for four years (2012—2016) I worked at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), a Warsaw-based think tank, which was awarded the 2015 Best Think Tank in Central and Eastern Europe by the University of Pennsylvania. I went through the career ladder from junior analyst, through senior analyst, to head of the newly established Central Europe Programme. I also held individual fellowships in Budapest and Bratislava (twice), and a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Apart from native Polish, I speak English, Slovak, Hungarian and French. I have been interviewed by France24, BBC World Service, Voice of America, The Guardian, Associated Press, and many local news and radio agencies.
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