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.
Hungarian FolkEmbassy is a musical ensemble of young musicians whose goal from the very start was to popularise – both in Hungary and abroad – the folk music and culture of the Carpathian Basin. The band, which showcases common cultural characteristics of Central European nations, is a frequent visitor to Poland.
– The government is extending the one-week vaccination drive that began on Monday by one week, and vaccinations will also be made available to children in the 5-12 age group beginning on 20 December” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Kossuth Radio on Friday morning. Photo by
Hungary's first five-year master's degree programme in aerospace engineering will be launched at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in September 2022.
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has won best artist and best song for “Bad Habits”, but Korean BTS won the most awards, including Best Pop, Best Group, Best K-Pop and Biggest Fans at the 2021 MTV European Music Awards on Sunday. Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits. Source: YouTube
- In recent years, we have strongly experienced the importance of a deep Polish-Hungarian friendship. It is present in all major areas: parliaments, governments, local governments, institutions and organizations. We develop it because we are united by a common destiny that arises from a shared history, from a similar assessment of the present political reality and from a similar vision of the future of Europe. A similar assessment of the reality is not only about illegal migration and border…
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