Finance Minister: Hungary's Q3 GDP at ten-year high

Hungarian GDP rose above expectations in the third quarter of the year, meaning that next year's economic growth could also exceed current forecasts, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said.
Build by students

Polish satellite to clean Earth orbit

A Polish satellite will soon be launched to test cleaning up space debris. “The space debris market is just starting and we already have Polish companies ready to claim it,” says head of the Polish Space Agency Grzegorz Brona.

Bannon: Orbán is a natural-born talent like Trump

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has a natural talent for politics just like Donald Trump, U.S. political strategist Steve Bannon told Hungarian commercial television RTL Klub in an interview.
100th anniversary

“Solaris” by Lem voted book of the centenary

Poland’s “100 Books for the 100th Anniversary of Independence” have been chosen. Science Fiction author Stanisław Lem came top.
Commentary Hearts and minds

PiS must enchant Poles with Poland again

Law and Justice (PiS) must find a new reason to answer the question of why they want to win the next elections. Konrad Kołodziejski of Sieci weekly analyses how the Polish opposition’s newest strategy is proving problematic for the Polish government.

Macron hits rock bottom

Macron is wrong when saying that nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism, Magyar Hírlap columnist Sándor Faggyas writes.

Budapest airport freight volume at record high

The freight volume of Budapest Airport hit a record high this October, Magyar Idők reports.
Commentary Intelligence

Moscow calling

Russia’s recent intelligence offensive against Western Europe is only a part of the new conflict waged by the Kremlin. Colonel Grzegorz Małecki, former Head of Poland’s foreign Intelligence Agency (AW) explains the workings of Russia’s new intelligence-propaganda-business-diplomacy machine.

Stolen Picasso allegedly found in Romania

Harlequin's Head, a Picasso painting with an estimated value of EUR 800,000 (US$912,000) was reported to have been unearthed in southeast Romania.

Babiš claims the truth is on his side

"I believe that the truth is on my side and am not going to resign despite the demonstrations," Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said in an exclusive interview with Nova TV.

CDU against the UN migration pact

Health Minister and one of the candidates for the CDU presidency Jens Spahn questioned the UN migration pact and called for a vote at the party convention.

The West should get its own house in order before preaching to the Visegrad

An advancement of a civilization cannot be measured by LGBT rights, women quotas or an openness towards migration. Thus, there is no reason why Central European countries should be treated as second-tier European states.

Szijjártó calls on the EU to proclaim its Christian roots

European politicians have to come forward and clearly state that Europe is a Christian continent, said Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó at the conference about the persecution of Christians.

Orbán congratulates Poles on centenary

In a letter to PM Mateusz Morawiecki, Viktor Orbán congratulated Poles on the 100th anniversary of their independence. “We are united by a true and selfless friendship,” wrote the Hungarian PM.

Hungary did not assist Gruevski's escape from Macedonia

Hungary had no hand in former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski fleeing his country to avoid a prison sentence, minister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office Gergely Gulyás said at a press conference.

Orbán attends Hungarian opera premiere in Milan

On a day when the Hungarian national team faced - and beat 2:0 - Estonia in a Nations' League group match, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended the premiere of a new Hungarian opera in Milan's Scala.
Pint of lager

Polish beer industry is booming

Poland’s brewery industry is the third largest in Europe. Annually over 40 million hectoliters of beer are produced in over 210 breweries throughout Poland.

PM Orbán: One hundred years of solitude is over

The one hundred years of Hungarian solitude is over - Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at the plenary meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council in Budapest.

UN migration pact becomes a baton

The term migration is as old as humanity itself and every continent except Africa had to be populated by migration, Neanderthals and later on Cro-Magnons came to Europe from Africa. So why is the UN pact unacceptable for many, including the Czech Republic? Because we no longer live in pre-history.

Morawiecki: V4 is more than just allies

Very few nations understand each other like the Poles and the Czechs, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Hospodářské noviny during his state visit to the Czech Republic.
Commentary Corruption scandal

"Our state is no longer theoretical," says Ziobro

Polish Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro criticized the previous Civic Platform government’s methods of fighting corruption. “Today, our state is no longer theoretical. It works practically, efficiently and quickly,” says the minister commenting on the KNF corruption scandal.

Gazprom knows it is losing Poland

Russian gas giant Gazprom is on the verge of losing the Polish market. Poland’s recent LNG investments and the Baltic Pipe have sent the Russian media into a scramble.

Szijjartó heads to the Czech Republic

Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjartó is to discuss Czech-Hungarian relations with Tomáš Petříček, the new head of Czech diplomacy. Szijarto will also attend a conference on the persecution of Christians throughout the world.

V4 to form joint army group

The Visegrád Four countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) will form a joint European army group that will become operational in the second half of 2019, Hungarian Defense Minister Tibor Benkő told Hungarian media after a meeting with his V4 counterparts in the High Tatras.

Zeman will reappoint Babiš no matter what

Even if Babiš’s government lost the confidence vote, President Miloš Zeman would still appoint Andrej Babiš to form a government. The president made his declaration during the TV show ‘A week with the President’.