Religion

Primate of Hungary: The Church must remain relevant

: In an increasingly atomized society whose many members have lost direction, purpose and hope the message of the Church must remain relevant, Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary wrote in his Easter message.
Budapest Rabbinical Seminary

Hungarian President appoints new rector of Budapest rabbinical seminary

Hungarian President János Áder appointed professor Károly Varga as the new rector of the Budapest Rabbinical Seminary on April 17th.
Commentary Gazprom

Gazprom chairman in Budapest

Hungarian minister of foreign affairs and trade Péter Szíjjártó met Gazprom’s chairman of the board Viktor Zubkov to discuss Hungary’s gas supply over the coming years.
Commentary Vietnam

Vietnamese PM visits the Czech Republic

According to Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, the Czech Republic could succeed in Vietnam especially in the mining and transport industry.
Commentary EP elections

Opinion polls put PiS in a clear lead ahead of EP elections

Law and Justice (PiS) has a 12 percent lead over the European Coalition, according to a survey for Polityka weekly. Overall, five political groups from Poland would enter the European Parliament if the elections were held today.
Commentary EP elections

Reform of EU asylum law: EP elections are the last blow for migration measures

Obviously, the planned EU reform on the asylum and migration policy is dead.
Commentary War reparation

Greece demands EUR 299 billion in war reparations from Germany

Greece is demanding a total of 299 billion euros from Germany in damages to the country during the Axis occupation, Magyar Nemzet reports.
Commentary OSD

ODS rebellion: MP Majerová stands behind Klaus Jr.

Member of ODS Zuzana Majerová Zahradníková revolted against her political party. Despite her party´s proposal to expel its former member Václav Klaus Jr. from the Committee on Education, Majerová Zahradníková voted against it.
Commentary Military

Duda: We need F-35 fighter jets

Poland intends to purchase fifth generation F-35 fighter jets, President Andrzej Duda announced at a meeting at the 1st military strategic airbase at Warsaw Frederic Chopin airport. The purchase is meant to be a key element in modernizing the Polish army.
Commentary Russia

Morawiecki: Buying gas from Putin is paying for his weapons

During an interview for Fox Business, the head of the Polish government emphasized the necessity to increase spending on military and criticized the construction of Nord Stream 2. The PM also underlined the strength of Poland and a region rich for new investors.
Commentary Viktor Orbán

Orbán visits family of the one millionth ethnic Hungarian granted citizenship

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán visited the family of an ethnic Hungarian in Serbia, the one millionth such person to receive Hungarian citizenship.
Commentary Via Carpathia

Kaczyński: Via Carpathia important for all countries in the region

In a letter to the participants of the international conference on Via Carpathia in Łańcut, PiS leader Jarosław Kaczyński underlined the importance of the project not only to Poland, but to all of the countries in the Carpathian region.
Slovakia

Paralyzed Slovak Constitutional Court to resume

The Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic can now resume its activities after being paralyzed when most judges completed their terms mid-February. President Andrej Kiska appointed three new constitutional judges on Wednesday to ensure the continuation of the court's plenary functions.
Commentary Spa

Budapest spas hit visitor record in the first quarter

Budapest’s spas have hit record numbers of visitiors for the second year running, approaching one million bathers.
Commentary Movie

“Poland: The Royal Tour” premieres in Los Angeles

Peter Greenberg’s “Poland: The Royal Tour” spreads the truth about Poland and its history. Jacek Karnowski praises the production as a successful attempt at breaking the powerlessness of Poland and its image.
Book

Václav Klaus releases new book

"There is no doubt that we live in a politically frustrating time," said Václav Klaus at the launch of his new book “Václav Klaus still on the go” in one of Prague's largest bookstores.
Commentary Israel

Netanyahu the immortal

Benjamin Netanyahu’s next term means the continuation of the hard line towards Palestine, claims Patryk Gorgol. He also analyses the implications of the Israeli PM’s victory in parliamentary elections.
NATO

Landovský announced as new Czech Ambassador to NATO

Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovský will be the new Czech Ambassador to NATO, replacing Jiří Šedivý, and will take up the post in a few months, Defense Minister Lubomír Metnar said during his visit to Berlin.
Commentary Firefighters

Transylvanian firemen dock in Szeged after two-week raft trip

A team of eight Transylvanian firemen docked their self-made plastic bottled raft in Szeged after a two-week trip from Gyergyószentmiklós.
Commentary Education

Opinion: The last chance for teachers to regain their honor

Jan Galarowicz warns teachers of connecting their strike with politics and explains how, so far, the protests have only damaged their own image in Poland.
Natural gas

Hungary to buy natural gas from Turk Stream pipeline

Hungary will begin the legal and infrastructural preparations to buy natural gas from the Turk Stream pipeline once it becomes operational, minister of foreign affairs and trade Péter Szíjjártó said on Tuesday.
Notre Dame

Czechia to help France with Notre Dame cathedral repair

The Czech government is prepared to financially help France in the renewal of the fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but is waiting for the French cabinet's decision on the reconstruction and fundraising, PM Andrej Babiš (ANO) said.
Commentary

Polish star in League of Legends

Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski has become the European champion in the League of Legends (LoL) European Championship (LEC) alongside his team G2 Esports.
Commentary Baltic

EU funds for Baltic Pipe

The European Union will co-finance the Baltic Pipe project. EUR 215 million is to be given for the construction of the pipeline connecting Denmark with Poland and the project is due to be completed in 2022.
Commentary Migration

Secret services warn Europe is about to be hit by another migrant wave

The Italian and German secret services warn that Europe is expecting another migration wave. Though smugglers have pushed the price up to 3,000 euros, thousands of migrants are still trying to get to Europe from Libya. Italian secret services say there are many dangerous Islamists among them.