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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.

Wed, 10/18/2023 - 23:04

"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.

Fri, 10/13/2023 - 15:16

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…

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 05:36

A copy of the document granting the Hungarian military decoration to General Józef Bem (referred to as "Daddy Bem" in Hungary) has been officially transferred to the archives of the Museum of Polish History. Poles and Hungarians share a historical brotherhood and enduring friendship, often epitomized by the famous saying "Polak, Węgier — dwa bratanki" (Pole and Hungarian are two brothers). Throughout the annals of history, these two nations have been united by notable figures who have…

Sun, 10/08/2023 - 23:55
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó

"We are very much rooting for our Polish brothers and sisters. And we wholeheartedly support the ruling party in pulling off yet an other election victory, because politics is an experience-based business. Standing on the grounds of mutual respect we have, together with the current Polish government, been able to effectively rethink and realize further development of expanding cooperation between Hungary and Poland in recent years.

Wed, 10/04/2023 - 10:22

According to the latest Eurostat data, the Visegrád Group countries remained among the countries with the lowest unemployment rates in the European Union in August. Poland recorded the third lowest unemployment rate (2.8%), after the Czech Republic (2.5%) and Malta (2.7%). The unemployment rate in Hungary was 4.0%. The highest number of unemployed individuals among the V4 countries was in Slovakia, where the unemployment rate was 5.8% in August.

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 19:20

After yesterday's awarding of Katalin Karikó, yet another Hungarian scientist received the Nobel Prize! Ferenc Krausz shared the Prize in Physics with Pierre Agostini and Anne L'Huillier for "experimental methods for generating attosecond light pulses to study electron dynamics in matter." Following the recognition of Imre Kertész in 2002, the number of Hungarian/Hungarian-born Nobel laureates increased by two within two days, bringing the total to 17.

Tue, 10/03/2023 - 13:18

Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó and American microbiologist Drew Weissman will receive this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discoveries that laid the foundation for the development of mRNA-based vaccines, it was announced Monday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Zgodnie z rozumowaniem właściwej komisji Katalin Karikó i Drew Weissman otrzymają nagrodę za odkrycia związane z modyfikacją nukleozydów, które umożliwiły opracowanie skutecznej szczepionki przeciwko Covid-…

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 12:59

Robert Fico's SMER-SSD party has won Slovakia's election, and may lead the government for the fourth time. Progressive Slovakia ended up in the runner-up spot, followed up by Voice-SD.

Sun, 10/01/2023 - 07:11

Over 185,000 migrants arrived in the EU this year via the Mediterranean Sea. On Thursday, experts from various countries discussed the threats associated with the migration crisis. An ethnically and religiously diverse society can exist, but a multicultural society cannot," said Ralph Schoellhammer from Webster University in Vienna during the first panel of the international conference in Budapest titled "Decade of Movements. CHALLENGES AND STAKES OF IRREGULAR MASS MIGRATION IN EUROPE." Prof.…

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 08:46

“I would like to announce, after consultations with the Polish Olympic Committee, with the minister of sport, and with the government, that our ambition and intention is to start efforts to organize the Summer Olympic Games in 2036,” President Andrzej Duda said in Zakopane.

Thu, 09/28/2023 - 08:12

One of the advantages of Poland is freedom of discussion and freedom of speech," said Maciej Szymanowski, director of the Felczak Institute, opening a conference on the image of Central European countries in Western European media. The President of the Polish Press Agency agreed with this opinion. "After the Second World War, we did nothing else in Poland but fought for freedom of speech.

Wed, 09/27/2023 - 10:56

Since 2013, the EU and the member states have been experiencing a constant flow of irregular migrants from both the Eastern and the Southern flank of the continent. Millions of people have arrived: some of them escaped from war, as the Ukrainian refugees, while others just wanted to enjoy the economic benefits and the greener pastures of Europe. In addition, certain countries – like Belarus – utilized and facilitated the flow as an instrument of hybrid warfare to jeopardize the stability and…

Thu, 09/21/2023 - 12:08

MEDIA COVERAGE ON ELECTIONS. "The German press makes no secret of the fact that Germany is betting almost everything on Donald Tusk’s victory in the fall elections in Poland.

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 10:34

About 150 people took part in the official inauguration of the first edition of the Visegrad Summer Academy. Young leaders from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia - as well as experienced politicians and diplomats, outstanding scientists and well-known publicists from four countries in the region, discussed together the most important problems regarding the history, present and future of the Visegrad Group countries. The grand inauguration of the Visegrád Summer Academy, a…

Sat, 09/09/2023 - 17:20

The 6th summer university of the Waclaw Felczak Institute in Krasiczyn Castle in southern Poland, started on Monday evening with the participation of about two hundred students from Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Photo by

Tue, 08/29/2023 - 21:16