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​   19-year-old Janek and 13-year-old Marek from Warsaw are brothers. They now joke about sharing a school desk. 10-year-old Szymon from Budapest practices the violin under the watchful eye of a camera and during a remote lesson he is given instructions from his teacher. 8-year-old Olivia from London and 11-year-old Ethan from Norwich, together with hundreds of thousands of other British primary school pupils, are doing their homework together and painting a rainbow as a sign of solidarity…

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 09:33

God preserve, God protect our King and country, says the Hungarian version of the Habsburgian anthem Gott erhalte. Today we are commemorating the 98th anniversary of the sorrowful death of Blessed Emperor and King Charles of Austria. Otherwise his feast day in the Roman calendar falls on 21st October, on the day of his marriage with Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma – indicating that sainthood is achievable through marriage. Until today, Blessed Charles was our first king, on whose…

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 15:11

Polish – Hungarian friendship has been cultivated on the stands in a special way for many years. At every opportunity the fans greet each other, create the right atmosphere at matches celebrating both nations and fly banners with patriotic slogans. And whenever there is a derby, the final score is never the most important thing. YOUTUBE FILM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ne8tBDqiPo&feature=emb_title 9 November 2014, to celebrate the coming Polish Independence Day, supporters of the…

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:14

The first country of the Visegrád group to confirm cases of COVID-19 on its territory was Czechia on March 3. The remaining three countries quickly followed suit, as many people were returning from their winter holidays in such places as northern Italy, Austria and Germany. Poland had its first case on March 4, Hungary on March 5 and Slovakia on March 7. Hence March 3 is the date since which the epidemic has made progress every single day in the V4 taken as a whole: from three cases on March 3…

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:35

On Monday afternoon, the Hungarian National Assembly passed with a two-thirds majority the Act on the Protection Against the Cornavirus. The new law extends the state of emergency and empowers the government to take additional extraordinary measures to protect the population against the spread of the coronavirus. The spokesman of the Hungarian Government answered the most important questions below:   Q: What powers would the law provide the government? A: According to…

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:11

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​   19-year-old Janek and 13-year-old Marek from Warsaw are brothers. They now joke about sharing a school desk. 10-year-old Szymon from Budapest practices the violin under the watchful eye of a…
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God preserve, God protect our King and country, says the Hungarian version of the Habsburgian anthem Gott erhalte. Today we are commemorating the 98th anniversary of the sorrowful death of Blessed…
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Polish – Hungarian friendship has been cultivated on the stands in a special way for many years. At every opportunity the fans greet each other, create the right atmosphere at matches celebrating…
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The first country of the Visegrád group to confirm cases of COVID-19 on its territory was Czechia on March 3. The remaining three countries quickly followed suit, as many people were returning from…
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On Monday afternoon, the Hungarian National Assembly passed with a two-thirds majority the Act on the Protection Against the Cornavirus. The new law extends the state of emergency and empowers the…
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  The sands of Egypt and Sudan, conceal countless remains of ancient cultures and civilisations, which, have been attracting crowds of European travellers, discoverers, and explorers, for hundreds…
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Every year Katowice hosts the Polish-Hungarian Friendship Chess Tournament. A few hundred players from a dozen or so countries take part in the competition. This is the largest open chess tournament…
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​ The speech of the late president Lech Kaczyński, during the celebration of the Polish-Hungarian Friendship Day, made exactly a year ago.   On February 23, we celebrate the Polish-Hungarian…
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​ Visegrád Group – With the Chinese 2019 coronavirus having arrived on their territory in early March, we will have to wait at least a few weeks before we can assess the effectiveness of measures…
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​   The history csárdás, a dance which without doubt is one of Hungary's national symbols, can be traced back to verbunkos, its protoplast (sometimes referred to as hongroise after the French). Its…

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.