Commentary Three Seas

Bannon: Poland is a leader in Europe

“Today, Poland is a leader in Europe,” claimed Donald Trump’s former advisor Steven Bannon, pointing to Poland as the leader of the Three Seas.

The threat of the German Greens

Bartosz Bartczak from Gość Niedzielny weekly warns of the upcoming shift in German politics and the threat the Greens pose to Central Europe, if they were to win the next elections.
Commentary V4

Poland overtakes Russia in trade with Ukraine

Poland is Ukraine’s number one trading partner, reports Ukrainian weekly Nowoje Wriemia. In their article, the newspaper explains how Poland overtook Russia in trade with the Ukraine between 2013 and 2019.
Commentary V4

Tusk hearing by VAT fraud committee

Donald Tusk’s hearing concerning tax extortions during the Civic Platform government has not yet yielded concrete results which could help the investigation. Tusk denies any involvement in the affair and often refuses to comment on specific evidence.
Commentary V4

Duda encourages Silicon Valley bosses to invest in Poland

As part of his state visit to the United States, President Andrzej Duda met with chief representatives of major technology companies in Silicon Valley and encouraged them to invest in Poland.
Commentary V4

GALLERY – PM Orbán pays tribute to 1956 martyr Prime Minister Imre Nagy

PM Viktor Orbán and his wife, Anikó Lévai paid their tributes at the grave of the martyr Prime Minister of the failed 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, Imre Nagy.
Commentary Economy

Tesco’s Polish woes won’t affect other V4 states

Despite disappointing sales in Central Europe, British retailer Tesco will not close any of its Hungarian outlets, nor those in the other two V4 member states.
Commentary V4

Hungarian Socialists may merge with Democratic Coalition

After a catastrophic showing at the May European Parliament elections, Hungary’s Socialist Party may merge with the biggest winner of the opposition side, former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition (DK).
Commentary V4

Hungary remembers 1956 martyrs

Budapest marked the 30th anniversary of the reburial of 1956 martyr Prime Minister Imre Nagy with a huge outdoors concert on Heroes’ Square.

Čaputová to visit Prague

Newly-appointed Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová will visit Prague on Thursday to meet her Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman, lay flowers at the grave of former President Václav Havel and attend a concert held in her honor.
Commentary Politics

A new battle begins

New Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová officially took office on Saturday, but the battle in the background has only just begun.
Commentary Gas supply

Poland signs new deal with US on LNG gas

President Andrzej Duda and US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry emphasized the importance of diversifying Polish and Central-Eastern European energy sources.
Commentary Severance payment

Tusk’s astronomical severance package

Donald Tusk will receive a PLN 1.4 million severance payment (EUR 329,000) after his term as President of the European Council ends
Commentary PiS

Czarnecki: We took our chances well

Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Ryszard Czarnecki emphasized the successes of Poland in global politics through the country’s growing relationship with the United States.
Commentary V4

Kozlovska wins in Polish court

Lyudmyla Kozlovska and her husband Bartosz Kramek, founders of the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) are delighted at the decision of the Provincial Administrative Court to overturn the decision taken by the Office for Foreign Subjects Affairs to deny Kozlovska entry into the Schengen area.
Commentary Sports

Polish FA attacked over use of term “pogrom” during match with Israel

Israeli, German and Polish liberal press have criticized the Polish FA for a Facebook post which appeared after the Polish soccer team scored a fourth goal during its 4-0 win in a European Championship Qualifier in Warsaw.
Commentary V4

Polish President’s daughter upstages Melania Trump in Washington

Kinga Duda, the daughter of Polish President Andrzej Duda tried but failed to keep a low profile during her father’s visit to the White House.
Commentary Culture

Budapest opens new area of nuclear shelter-turned hospital

The Hospital in the Rock, one of the Hungarian capital’s hidden treasures has now opened a previously closed section for visitors.
Commentary Russia

Opinion: Polish-US agreement will deter Russia

“The US military presence in Poland increases the deterrence effect on decision-making in the Kremlin by making Russia aware that any aggression against Poland will mean confrontation with the US,” states foreign affairs expert Przemysław Żurawski vel Grajewski.
Commentary Technology

Poland has its own “Nokia” in the gaming industry

For many years there was a feeling that Poland needed a brand that would promote the country on the international arena. A brand such as “Nokia” in Finland that was a synonym for technological advance - now Poland has such a brand, argues Arkady Saulski.
Commentary Military

Hungary to establish two new military high schools

Hungary plans to establish two new military high schools in addition to the one in existence today, Magyar Nemzet reports.
Commentary European Commission

Meet Nico Semsrott, Germany’s candidate for EC President

Nico Semsrott, candidate for the presidency of the European Commission of the German satire party abbreviated as The Party, has received half a million views for his candidate video on YouTube.
Commentary Politics

Green candidate for Budapest mayor speaks of gay bar in City Hall

Gergely Karácsony, the green LMP’s candidate for Budapest mayor at the upcoming municipal elections in autumn spoke in an interview with news portal Index about his plans for how he will staff City Hall if he wins.
Commentary Europe

Busek: The West’s view of Central Europe dominated by stereotypes

Former Austrian Deputy Chancellor Erhard Busek openly admits that the West’s attitudes towards Central Europe are dominated by stereotypes, arrogance and a lack of empathy.
Commentary Military

Three-week joint US-Hungarian military exercise

Two weeks into a three-week-long joint US-Hungarian military exercise in the country’s western Bakony mountains, the big guns have come into play, national news agency MTI reports.