The chief executive of Hungary’s public media provider MTVA Dániel Papp and Mateusz Matyszkowicz, board member of Polish public television company TVP discussed the possibility of expanding programme exchange, joint programme production and professional training in Budapest on Friday.
– We have reached an agreement with the President of France on strengthening Europe – Viktor Orbán, the prime minister of Hungary, announced in Budapest after Monday's summit of the prime ministers of the Visegrad Group countries and Emmanuel Macron.
The fight for freedom and independence 65 years ago has once again united Poles and Hungarians. On Monday 13 December, on the 40th anniversary of the introduction of martial law in Poland, a mural commemorating the anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and the Poznań protests of 1956 was officially unveiled at 37 Główna Street in Poznań.
Due to higher than normal inflation in Hungary, the government in Budapest decided to increase pensions by as much as 5 percent. Pensioners will also receive the thirteenth pension, announced the Hungarian Minister for Family Katalin Novák on Sunday. Photo by Pixabay
Historical irony must be at play if the contemporary “Visegrád” foundation is a common historical experience stemming from more than 40 years of being part of, or to put it more bluntly, of subordination to and dependence on an eastern empire known as the Soviet Union – built by Lenin and consolidated by Stalin with the consent of the so-called western powers.
Poland and Hungary are known in Europe not only for their very good bilateral relations but also, above all, for their cooperation in defending common values and interests in the international arena, especially within the European Union. The two countries have enjoyed very warm relations for many years, which is due to their shared history, cultural ties, and often similar foreign policy goals. All this is reflected in formats such as the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Three Seas Initiative (TSI).
On 8 December 2021, the Park of Polish-Hungarian Friendship in Veszprém – a city located southwest of Budapest – saw the official unveiling and consecration ceremony of a commemorative plaque honouring the former President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczyński.
The European Union is made up of free and equal nation-states, linked by a number of areas of close cooperation, and Europe can only be saved from further crises and tensions through this model of cooperation, European Conservative leaders said in a joint statement closing Saturday's Warsaw conference.
„Thousands of migrants tried to get to Poland last night“, „The Poland-Belarus border was rather calm last night“, „Crisis on the Poland-Belarus border intensifies“, „Polish security forces use water cannons and flash grenades against migrants“ – these headlines are just a fragment of what we could see in the past months. As a TV reporter from Czechia, I was not only reading these headlines, but also creating them. However, does the perspective of the border crisis differ in uninvolved…
The motion was passed by pro-government lawmakers and several independents. The opposition boycotted the vote.
"The actions of the Belarusian regime are unacceptable; the regime cynically exploits people and violates their dignity and human rights; we protest against such actions and stand in full solidarity with the countries affected by hybrid attacks on their borders with Belarus" – announced in a joint statement the presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia during the Visegrád Group summit in Budapest.