Government

PM Babiš: There is no government crisis

At the ČSSD leadership meeting, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said the minority ANO-Social Democrat (ČSSD) government is very successful and both parties will keep the government going despite speculations of a crisis.
Commentary Suzuki

Suzuki Hungary fights establishment of local trade union

Suzuki Hungary – the local arm of Suzuki Motor Corp. – is fighting the establishment of a branch of metalworkers’ trade union in its Esztergom, northern Hungary plant.
Commentary V4

Czechia and Hungary initiate V4 energy research platform

Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček and Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics agreed to establish a joint V4 platform for energy research so that the Visegrad countries can become the technology leaders in the energy sector.
Commentary Education

Number of graduates on the rise in Hungary

The ratio of people with a higher education degree has increased by 7.6 percentage points to 34 percent thus Hungary has honored its pledge made in the EU 2020 program, but the country is still seven percentage points behind the EU average.
Commentary V4

The Czech Republic ranks on the 7th place on the UN Sustainability Index

The Czech Republic ranked as the 7th most-developed country in the world on the recently -published UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index.
Commentary V4

Greta and Carola – a new type of messiahs

This autumn´s Nobel Peace Prize nomination will have two female contestants: Greta Thunberg and the German marine activist Carola Rackete. They are both perceived to be a certain kind of new messiah, chosen ones loved by the media and worshipped by the public.
Commentary V4

Čaputová interested in Poland’s judicial reform

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová has held talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. They discussed security, the situation in the Ukraine, cooperation within the V4 countries and judicial reform in Poland.
Commentary V4

Captain Rackete - symbol of EU’s fiasco

Captain Carola Rackete has been feted by much of the media and many politicians, even received. She is regarded as a symbol and an example. Marek A. Cichocki argues that it should be a symbol of the EU’s migration fiasco.
Commentary V4

Polish War Exhibition

On the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, Poland will show an exhibition entitled “The Struggle and the Agony” in 80 cities throughout the world. The exhibition is a joint project by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the World War II Museum.
Commentary V4

New Lithuanian President visits Warsaw

Gitanas Nausėda, the new President of Lithuania, and Polish President Andrzej Duda have held talks in Warsaw. Both stressed the importance of Polish-Lithuanian cooperation, especially with regard to energy and infrastructure.
Commentary V4

PiS MEPs backed Von der Leyen despite Szydło setbacks

Ursula von der Leyen has been elected President of the EC thanks to votes from the ECR group dominated by Poland’s ruling conservative “Law and Justice” (PiS) party.
Commentary Migration

Czechia to help Turkey cope with migration

The Czech Finance Ministry will earmark EUR 2.57 million from the state budget reserve to help Turkey cope with the migration crisis.
V4

Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Poland

American giant Amazon will open a new logistic center in Lower Silesia to meet increasing demand for the service it provides from both consumers and companies wishing to sell their products.
ECHO TV - Future of Europe Romania

Romania to cut pensions and student travel to balance budget

Romania will cut privileged pensions and free student travel in an attempt to reign in its budget deficit, Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici announced on Monday.
Commentary V4

Gdańsk mayor in conflict with Polish government over Westerplatte

Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, the Mayor of Gdańsk is expected to fight the government all the way over its plans to take over land and build a museum at the site of the iconic defense of the Polish outpost Westerplatte.
Commentary V4

Triple liberal parody

The program of the main opposition Civic Platform (PO) can be summed up as a triple parody, writes Krzysztof Wołodźko.
Commentary Religion

Bishop Dec at Jasna Góra: We’re facing an ideological deluge

“We want a Catholic Poland and Christian Europe in which God is the guarantor of moral order in the life of the individual and society, and in private and public life,” said Bishop Ignacy Dec at the Jasna Góra shrine.
Commentary IKEA

Billboard outside Lublin IKEA: Stop firing people for citing the Bible

An unusual billboard has appeared outside one of the IKEA stores in Lublin. It has been put up in reaction to the fact that IKEA fired one of its staff for quoting the bible over LGBT carrier bags.
Commentary US

Trump’s two-day visit to Poland

US President Donald Trump will make a two-day trip to Poland this summer for events to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II.
Commentary Culture

Special edition bank notes to sell out in under four hours

The Euro banknotes adorned with the face of pop star Karel Gott sold out in under four hours.
Commentary Migration

Migration and economics

According to UN Secretary General António Guterres “migration is not the problem, but the solution”.
Commentary Climate Crisis

The religion of climate crisis

The current problem facing mankind: to believe or not to believe in the impending climate catastrophe?
Commentary V4

Kaczyński hints that this might be his last election campaign

The leader of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) has hinted that this might be his last election campaign.
Commentary Politics

Here’s why PM Orbán calls the new Justice Minister a “striker”

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has appointed Judit Varga as Hungary’s new Justice Minister, replacing László Trócsányi. “A new striker joins the team. Good luck, Madam Minister!”
Commentary Euro

Eurozone accession drives Croatian holiday prices up

A surge in Croatian guest accommodations may have lowered vacation costs in the local currency, but Croatia’s recent plans to speed up Eurozone accession means that the country has become more expensive for Hungarians, Magyar Hírlap writes.