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​ Most children in the world are raised in multi-generation families implying daily contact with their grandparents. However, this does not apply to Europe and the Western world in general. Here, each family lives separately in their own, often small, house or apartment, and in many countries, parents even require their children to become financially independent and leave the family nest as soon as possible. But doesn't living under a common roof make it impossible to build close relations…

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 09:28

The European Union was built to ensure the tragedy that took place in the first half of the 20th century could never happen again. We can’t afford to let others rewrite our shared history. Article by PM of th Polish Republic, Mateusz Morawiecki in Politico As the world commemorates 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, Russia is trying to rewrite history. Far from being a “liberator,” the Soviet Union was a facilitator of Nazi Germany and a perpetrator…

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:15

  ​ In the 19th and 20th century, power over Europe, meant power over the world. In recent years, the pivotal point, has shifted towards the Far East, and world politics, is slowly becoming dominated by the rivalry between The United States and China. This does not mean, that the old continent has ceased to matter. It is still the region where countries remain at the forefront, regarding their economic and military potential. Europe, in spite of going through a serious crisis of identity,…

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:10

According to some researchers, the European home of tourism is the Bańska Szczawnica region (Szczawnickie Wierchy, to be exact, with mt. Sitno as the highest mountain (Szitne in Hungarian – 1009 m. high.). it is there that in 1860 Sittnia Club was formed, which functioned till 1874. Until now people argue whether the organisation was more Slovak or Hungarian[1]. The society’s initiator was a Hungarian named Ede Schostál, after whom the neighbouring places were named (a nearby meadow and water…

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:03

​ In November, Poland’s foreign trade surplus stood at nearly 3.2 billion euros. That is the best result in history. According to information published on Monday by the National Bank of Poland, trade in goods showed a surplus of 829 million euros following 427 million euros in October. A month before that, in September, the surplus amounted to 830 million euros and was the largest since at least 2004. On top of that, in November Poland's services account was in surplus. It showed 2.33…

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 08:29

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Wacław Felczak - . born: 29 May 1916 in Golbice, died: 23 Oktober 1993 in Warsaw

Between 1939-1945, Felczak was the head of an organization of secret couriers who carried information between Poland, Hungary and the West on behalf of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London. After the war, the Polish historian continued to serve the Polish Government-in-Exile, often travelling himself to communist-occupied Poland with important secret documents. Arrested by the communists in 1947, he was sentenced to life but released in 1956 as a result of the thaw following Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's speech at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party in which he denounced Joseph Stalin.

 As a staunch anticommunist, Felczak started returning to Hungary in the late 1970s, giving secret seminars to the leaders of Hungarian anticommunist underground. He championed a vision in which Central Europe, through joint efforts, would be able to throw off the Soviet communist yoke.

He spent the 1987-88 winter semester at Eötvös Collegium in Budapest where the taught Polish history. A young Viktor Orban (who wrote his master's thesis on the Polish anticommunist trade union "Solidarity") attended one of his lectures together with a group of anticommunist activist friends and asked Professor Felczak for advice on how to best fight communism. Felczak advised him to start a political party. A couple of months later, Orban became one of the founding members of Fidesz; the party which has ruled Hungary since 2010.