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President Andrzej Duda and President of Hungary Tamas Sulyok (second from the left) with their spouses: Agata Kornhauser-Duda (first from the right) and Zsuzsanna Nagy (first from the left) during the welcome ceremony in the Courtyard of the Culture and Art Center in Stary Sącz, March 22, 2024

Hungarian President Tamás Sulyok underscored the importance of maintaining and deepening dialogue between Hungary and Poland, after meeting his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda in Stary Sacz on Friday. - Polish-Hungarian friendship has lasted for at least a thousand years and has very deep roots in Hungarian society - noted the President of Hungary. This is the first foreign visit of the new Hungarian president, who took office less than three weeks ago. President Andrzej Duda thanked him for…

Fri, 03/22/2024 - 13:31

We will defend those norms that are violated by Russian aggression against Ukraine. This is our priority," announced today in the capital of Czech the head of Polish diplomacy, Radosław Sikorski. On the eve of the V4 foreign ministers' meeting, the heads of Polish and Czech diplomacy agreed that despite the differences between the Visegrád Group countries, cooperation in this format still makes sense. - We respect both Slovakia and Hungary and their right to independently define their positions…

Wed, 03/20/2024 - 19:37
Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz (R) and German Minister of Defense Boris Pistorius (L) during a press conference after the meeting at the Representative Center of the Ministry of National Defense in Nowa Wieś near Pruszków

Poland and Germany will jointly create a rapid reaction force on the eastern border of the European Union, the two countries' defence ministers announced on March 18 at a joint news conference. On March 26, Poland and Germany will activate an “armor capability coalition” for Ukraine.

Mon, 03/18/2024 - 17:47
Photo of Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland (R), Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of Germany (M), and Emmanuel Macron, President of France (L), taken at a press conference in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, March 15, 2024.

"Rumors about the death of the Weimar Triangle are greatly exaggerated", said on Friday evening Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, who earlier that day met in Berlin with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron. The leaders announced a list of agreements to boost support for Ukraine. These included a pledge to procure vitally needed ammunition on world markets.

Fri, 03/15/2024 - 17:26
Polish zloty

Inflation in Poland stood at 2.8 percent in year-on-year terms in February, the country’s Central Statistical Office (GUS) announced on Friday. The price growth rate in Poland has therefore dropped exceptionally significantly, considering the fact that the consumer price index (CPI) stood at 6.2% in December 2023. 

Fri, 03/15/2024 - 12:22
Józef Bem, general of the Hungarian War of Independence.

On March 14, 1794, General Józef Bem, one of the outstanding officers of the November Uprising and army commander during the Hungarian Uprising, was born in Tarnów. His sacrifice and struggle for the Hungarian freedom fight, as well as his military talent which helped the Hungarian army achieve many victories, are held very dear in Hungarian public memory.

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 07:52
Rounds of artillery ammunition

Warsaw has joined the Czech initiative to purchase hundreds of thousands of artillery rounds for Ukraine - announced Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski. Rounds of artillery ammunition are seen in a position nearby Bakhmut. Photo by AA/ABACA/PAP/Abaca

Wed, 03/13/2024 - 10:09

"Ukrainian soldiers have for months heavily rationed their munitions and are currently outgunned by a ratio of eight to one. This is certainly no way to win. But we can still set it right. In the long run we should invest in our security to create a deterrence so powerful it dwarfs Putin and his cronies. We can deepen and widen our alliances to secure a lasting peace from a position of strength.

Tue, 03/12/2024 - 12:30
Flags of NATO member countries at the headquarters of the alliance in Brussels

Polish President Andrzej Duda wants to negotiate with the allies that NATO members must spend three percent of GDP annually on defense instead of the current two.

Mon, 03/11/2024 - 12:25
Polish heart

Americans are the most popular nation among Poles for another year in a row. The Italians came second, the Czechs third and the Slovaks fourth.

Mon, 03/11/2024 - 10:04

– Hungary is undoubtedly part of the West, and it became so by the decision of King St. Stephen. Hungarians are Europeans, not only in a geographical sense but also in a spiritual sense," president Tamás Sulyok said today in his inauguration speech.

Sun, 03/10/2024 - 15:12
Polish FM Radosław Sikorski

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski has responded on X/Twitter to Pope Francis following the latter's controversial remarks that Ukraine should have what he called "the courage of the white flag" and negotiate an end to the war with Russia. "How about, for balance, encouraging Putin to have the courage to withdraw his army from Ukraine?

Sun, 03/10/2024 - 14:29

The Hungarian forint is record cheap compared to the Polish zloty. The Hungarian currency is also losing against other major currencies, including the euro and the US dollar. Photo by Meszárcsek Gergely/Pixabay (J)

Thu, 03/07/2024 - 10:18
Soldiers walk past NATO members country flags during the DRAGON-24 NATO military defense drills in Korzeniewo, Poland

Hungary's President Tamás Sulyok has signed the bill that formally approved Sweden's accession to the NATO military alliance, removing the last obstacle after 18 months of delays.

Tue, 03/05/2024 - 17:00
St. Kinga of Poland

Kinga of Poland or Kinga of Hungary or Saint Kinga born 800 years ago today, was a Hungarian princess and has been the patron saint of Poland and Lithuania since 1715. St. Kinga of Poland. Source: public domain

Tue, 03/05/2024 - 00:00
Polish Border Guards

On Sunday, Poland officially ended temporary border controls with the Slovak Republic. As the Ministry of the Interior in Warsaw pointed out on Friday, the Polish authorities will continuously monitor the situation with migrants and may restore border controls in the event of an increase in the threat.

Sun, 03/03/2024 - 06:17