Ján Kuciak – A murdered journalist’s last investigation

The V4Revue is officially on a break, but this text had to be published. 

V4 Revue6. 03. 2018

Who Wins with the Recent Ruling on the Humanitarian Visa?

In March 2017 an EU Court ruled that the decision to issue humanitarian visa was in the power of member states. Some have celebrated, but what are the consequences?

Zuzana Števulová11. 04. 2017

We stand with CEU

We stand with CEU because it has not been afraid to stand with others. This is ultimately why it got into trouble – and why it needs our support.

V4 Revue31. 03. 2017


In all V4 countries we can see quite significant difference betweeen monthly earning of women and men. The regional average for average earnings is 18.7%. With the exception of Poland the gap in average earnings is higher than in the case of median earnings. The segregation of labour market plays its role here – the average earnings are increased by men employed in well-paid sectors (horizontal segregation) or on top positions (vertical segregation). The biggest gap in average salaries is in Slovakia and the Czech Republic – in both cases over 20% followed by Poland with 17% and the smallest gap is in Hungary – only 13%. For median data for only 3 countries are avaiable and the situation is quite different. The biggest gap is in Poland (22%) followed by Slovakia (17%) and the smallest in the Czech Republic.

Women earn less than men in the V4: A punishment for home and childcare?

The gendered discrepancies in earnings is significant in the V4. The causes of the pay gap are complex, reflecting a variety of problems both in national economies and societies.