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The Hungarian government has allocated HUF 13.8 billion (EUR 40.0m) for providing students with free textbooks. Zoltán Maruzsa, State Secretary for Public Education, has announced that all 1.2 million students in Hungary’s public school system will be provided with free textbooks starting from the coming school year. Speaking to reporters at the warehouse of textbook distributer KELLO Könyvtárellátó, Maruzsa said the government has allocated HUF 13.8 billion (EUR 40.0m) for…

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 08:35

  ​ ​ Of the many brotherly pages in Polish-Hungarian relations, one of the brightest is the attitude of the Hungarian army during the heroic 63 days of fighting in Warsaw in 1944. Warsaw and Poles still remember today how their brothers in arms behaved then. Hungary was dragged into the Third Reich's system of military alliances during World War II. The Hungarian army fought on the eastern front, incurring considerable losses. It was stationed in numerous countries occupied…

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:03

​ “The ‘systemic threats to the rule of law’ and of democracy may not be where one would think”, and “it will have escaped no one's notice that such power left in the hands of the European institutions can be turned against any Member State at the whim of political movements, either within the States or within the institutions themselves”, guest author Jérôme Soibinet wrote in a recent article published by the European Centre for Law and Justice, under the title “Article 7…

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:32

​                           Operettas by Imre Kálmán, the most outstanding representative of the silver Viennese operetta next to Ferenc Lehár, have been performed regularly around the world for almost a century. His two greatest works, full of characteristic Hungarian music - Csárdás Princess and Countess Marica - were hugely successful. Kálmán's life has been the subject of many films (including The King of Csárdás from 1958 by the German director Harald Philipp). The…

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:30

“Our primary goal was that these European resources should be distributed fairly and on objective criteria. Giving in to any blackmail or some countries pressing others and setting subjective criteria were out of the question,” the foreign minister said. During an interview with France24 television, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said participants in last week's European Union summit reached "the best deal" concerning the community's…

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:36

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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.