– There is no money in the world that we would let migrants into the country and LGBTQ propagandists into schools – the Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán alluding to the 20 billion Euros that are still withheld by the European Commission due to their alleged rule-of-law concerns. On January 18, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the violation of the rule of law in Hungary. MEPs also expressed disapproval of the European Commission's decision to unlock EUR 10.2 billion from…
The lower house in Poland (the Sejm), voted 240-191, with three abstentions, to approve budget the bill, which the Senate will take up on Jan. 24. According to the budget bill approved by the Polish lower house (Sejm) on Thursday, state revenues are planned at nearly PLN 682.4 billion (EUR 154.9 billion).
According to a report by the European Commission, Gdańsk has secured the fourth position among the best cities to reside in Europe. The residents of Prague, Białystok, Warsaw, and Krakow are also satisfied with the city they live in. According to the report, Hungarian cities such as Budapest and Miskolc performed significantly below the European average.
Economists at UniCredit expect that the economies of Central and Eastern Europe will achieve growth of around 3 percent in 2024 and 2025, with similar growth rates in the Western Balkans. “The growth rate of the CEE region is close to potential this year, while in Western Europe, at 0.5%, it is below potential”, commented Dan Bucsa, UniCredit’s Chief CEE Economist during The Central and Eastern European Forum, held in Vienna.
– Hungary-Slovakia relations have never been as good as they are now – Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said after talks with Slovak counterpart Robert Fico in Budapest on Tuesday, noting the launch of a new bilateral cooperation.
World's largest ice labyrinth - bigger than 15 tennis courts - has been reopened in Zakopane, Poland. In the winter of 2015/2016, the concept of a snow maze was introduced, spanning an impressive 3000 square meters and earning the title of the world's largest snow maze.
Suzuki Motor has suspended production at a Hungarian car plant for seven days through January 21.
Poland's Foreign Minister, Radosław Sikorski, has conveyed optimism about the imminent approval of financial assistance for Ukraine by both the United States and European Union nations.
The Hungarian and Ukrainian foreign ministers are slated to meet in Uzhorod in western Ukraine on January 29th. Péter Szijjártó (R) and Dmytro Kuleba, May 2020. Photo by. Tamas Kovacs/MTI/PAP/EPA
The new Polish foreign minister called for a tougher approach towards Moscow after a series of Russian attacks on Ukraine. "We should respond to the latest onslaught on Ukraine in language that Putin understands - Radosław Sikorski wrote on X network on Wednesday morning.
In his first New Year's address, Czech President Petr Pavel criticized the ruling coalition for inadequate communication with the public. He praised the government's efforts in Prague to improve public finances but simultaneously called on Czech authorities to take specific actions to abandon the crown and join the eurozone.