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  Is it true that Poles do not know anything about Hungarian literature? Many Poles would probably react to this question with indignation – they all have read “The Paul Street Boys” at school after all! However, they might react differently when asked about Hungarian filmography. The answer to this question would most likely be much more difficult, and mentioning the title of at least one film produced by Hungarians could prove a real challenge. As you can see, the average Pole does not…

ECONOMIC FORUM IN KRYNICA-ZDRÓJ   ​   29th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój   Between the 3rd and 5th September of this year, Krynica-Zdrój will be home to the 29th economic conference. As in the previous years, numerous representatives of economic, business, political and scientific circles will converge on this Podkarpackie region town. A few thousand individuals from dozens of countries all around the world will take part in this multi-day event, conveniently divided into…

Profesor Wacław Felczak 

The Objectives of the Wacław Felczak Institute: The aims of the Wacław Felczak Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute include, in particular: cultivation of Polish-Hungarian traditions and heritage as well as their advancement in public and international life; advocation of language acquisition, learning about the culture of the two countries and Polish-Hungarian youth cooperation; development of scientific, educational, cultural, economic and sports cooperation between Hungary and…

  ​​ The Three Seas Fund is gaining momentum, claims the CEO of the Polish national development bank (BGK) Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka. The political aspect of the Three Seas Initiative has been the topic of strong discussion recently. This geopolitical project also includes tightening economic cooperation between member states and the Three Seas Fund is meant to help with that. The BGK is meant to play a key role in creating the fund and the bank’s CEO explained in a…

​​ XIV i XV wiek to czas nazwany „jesienią Średniowiecza” (Jan Huizinga). Następował kres znanego świata. Trwała wielka schizma zachodnia (aż do 1415 roku), a świat podzielił się na dwie obediencje: rzymską i awiniońską. Pojawiały się nowe zapatrywania na Kościół i zakres jego władztwa, ale też na jego ustrój wewnętrzny. Sfomułowano pogląd, zgodnie z którym papież nie może pełnić sam jeden najwyższej władzy w Kościele, ale przysługuje ona soborowi. Sobór jest nad pontyfikiem. Zwołuje się…

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​ The cooperation of the Polish and Hungarian states, connected with the renewal of their independent existence after the Great War, included, among others, the supply of arms from the Danube river…
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  ​​ The Three Seas Fund is gaining momentum, claims the CEO of the Polish national development bank (BGK) Beata Daszyńska-Muzyczka. The political aspect of the Three Seas Initiative has…
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​​ XIV i XV wiek to czas nazwany „jesienią Średniowiecza” (Jan Huizinga). Następował kres znanego świata. Trwała wielka schizma zachodnia (aż do 1415 roku), a świat podzielił się na dwie…
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  ​ ​ 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…
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​​ According to Eurostat, Poland’s unemployment rate at the end of June 2019 amounted to only 3.8 percent using the BAEL method, based on the economic activity of people in working age. The…
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​ On July 22, French President Emmanuel Macron announced at a press conference in Paris that an agreement had been reached by 14 countries of the European Union on a temporary and voluntary…
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​ Magyar Nemzet correspondent András Ch. Gáll reported from Gwangju, South Korea, the site of the current world swimming championship, that Hungary has been nominated the host of the 2027 FINA World…

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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.