Today marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of singer Edyta Geppert, an artist with both Polish and Hungarian heritage. Although the renowned Polish vocalist was born and raised in Nowa Ruda in southern Poland, her mother was a native Hungarian. "At home, we all spoke Hungarian. I did too, until I started school. I still understand the language, although speaking it wouldn't be easy for me," the artist reminisced in one of her interviews.
The Czech Republic did not waste their chance, and on November 20, they crushed Moldova 3-0 at home. In the Group E table, the Czech football team surpassed Poland by four points, securing their place in next year's European Championship in Germany (this marks the eighth qualification for the Czechs in Euro history). Consequently, it is now certain that at least three out of the four Visegrád Group countries—Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary—will be represented at Euro 2024.
The life story of Professor Wacław Felczak, a distinguished scholar of Central European history and a staunch supporter of close collaboration among the nations of Central Europe, reads like a script for a Hollywood blockbuster. As the head of the courageous Tatra couriers, who risked their lives to navigate through Hungary to the occupied country, Felczak served as the patron of the Felczak Institute.
On September 26, 2011, the Hungarian Parliament declared November 13th the day of the Hungarian language, because in 1844, on this day, the Act on the Hungarian language and nationality was adopted, making Hungarian the state language. Photo by Erika Varga/Pixabay (J)
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Today, the prestigious "Diamentowy Ślad" award was presented to Dr. Andrzej Grajewski. He is a journalist and historian who has demonstrated exceptional journalistic skills, a profound exploration of the recent history of the Church, long-standing dedication to promoting reconciliation among the nations of Eastern and Central Europe, and a noble commitment to civic engagement. Dr.
The Hungarian government announced today CSOK PLUS initiative which aims to offer financial support to families based on the number of children they have. Minister of Culture and Innovation János Csák emphasized at a press conference that Hungary aims to become the most family-friendly country in Europe.
On October 18th, the Wacław Felczak Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation officially renewed its cooperation agreement with the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
"EU elites want to strip Poland and other member countries of their sovereignty," warned European Parliament member and PiS politician Jacek Saryusz-Wolski in a morning broadcast on Radio WNET, cautioning against plans to change treaties and transform Europe from a union of sovereign nations into a superstate managed without regard to the will of the voters.
She is an English and German linguist by education. She belonged to a Catholic family community led by Fr. František Rábek, later the Military Bishop of the Slovak Armed Forces. Her home served as a meeting place and a forum for open discussions for free-thinking and pro-democratic groups for years. Due to her involvement, she was persecuted in communist Czechoslovakia. After 1989, she became the founder of the first Catholic high school in Slovakia. Since 2002, she has served as the Ambassador…