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CHAPTER IV. THE BIGGEST PRO-FAMILY PROGRAMME SINCE 1989   The demographic crisis is one of the most serious challenges faced by modern Western civilisation. Processes described as demographic transformation or transition – leading from high natural growth to a population decline, with deaths outnumbering births – can today be observed to varying degrees in all parts of the globe. Katalin Novák, secretary of state in the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources (Emberi Erőforrások…

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:11

Jacek Malczewski. Melancholia    We all grew up on Romantic literature. And on our patriotic traditions. These conditions have been established by the dramatic history of recent centuries. The November Uprising of 1830, that uprising of independence, in the heart of the Romantic literary era, caused unique mental and spiritual consequences among the Poles of that time.                What were the beginnings of the drama? The defeat of the Kościuszko Uprising and the third…

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 08:18

​ “The success and security of central Europe is thanks to our pursuit of a firm anti-migration policy, and this will endure,” the foreign minister added.” The foreign minister has said the Visegrad Group (V4) will not allow illegal migrants into central Europe. According to MTI, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the V4’s position is clear that we are not willing to admit any illegal migrants into central Europe. “The success and security of central Europe…

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 09:30

​   We are left with the third pillar, the Roman and Latin element - the law. Speaking about him we will reach to St. Thomas because he perfectly synthesized the old Roman legal tradition with the spirit and precepts of Christianity - pax romana became in him fully developed pax romana christiana. And so, according to Aquinas, "the law is some kind of norm and measure of human conduct. Guided by it, one feels obliged to do something or to refrain from doing something. Therefore…

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 11:41

​   CHAPTER III. STRUCTURAL REFORMS A COUNTRY FOR ITS CITIZENS   The reforms undertaken by the Law and Justice governments after 2015 have included structural changes in many fields of economic and social life in Poland, which in the first decades after the fall of communism were in need of determined, and sometimes radical, repair. In spite of the generally satisfactory macroeconomic position in the middle of the present decade – particularly compared with other EU…

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 10:03

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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.