Commentary PM Orbán

PM Orbán speaks at Rome meeting of conservative party FdI

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán spoke at a Rome meeting of the national-conservative Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party, daily Magyar Nemzet reports.
Commentary Gas supply

Minister: Officials who signed gas contracts should face State Tribunal

Piotr Naimski, the minister responsible for strategic energy networks, says former Deputy PM Waldemar Pawlak and former PM Leszek Miller should face a State Tribunal for their actions over energy supplies.
Commentary Politics

Opinion: Neither ruling nor opposition leader can be PM

“Neither the leader of Law and Justice nor the leader of Civic Platform want to be PM because they can’t,” says Prof. Kazimierz Kik in an interview with DoRzeczy.pl.
Commentary Religion

Two new synagogues open in Hungary

The inauguration of the Torah scrolls on Sunday completed the ceremonies of opening two new synagogues in Hungary.
Commentary

Hungary mourns two great artists

Within the space of a week, Hungary has lost two of its great artists: writer György Konrád was buried this past Sunday, while movie director Sándor Sára died on the same day.
Commentary Tourism

Hungarian tourism nears double-digit growth this year

Revenues from tourism could grow by more than 10 percent this year, according to a study by BDO Hungary, the local arm of the world’s fifth biggest consultancy firm.
Commentary Migration

The truth about migration

In a commentary piece for Magyar Nemzet, Gyula Haraszti takes a look at the facts (and fiction) surrounding the migration crisis.
Commentary V4

Netflix adapts another Polish sci-fi novel

Netflix has announced that it is reaching for yet another Polish fantasy and science fiction novel to adapt into a series, this time it will be “The Old Axolotl” by Jacek Dukaj. The new series will be titled “Into the Night”.
Commentary Education

Czech universities perform well in world rankings

Seven Czech universities have made it into the ARWU ranking of the 1,000 most prestigious universities in the world.
Commentary Fraud

PM Babiš: There was no fraud or corruption

On Sunday, Czech PM Andrej Babiš (ANO) stated that he believes the State Attorney will halt his prosecution over the Stork´s Nest (Čapí hnízdo) case of a suspected EU subsidy fraud. And it turns out PM Babiš was right.
Commentary Opinion

Opinion: Poles need more than just acknowledgment of their heroism

Although President Andrzej Duda went above and beyond what was expected of him during his speech at the 80th anniversary of WWII, US Vice-President Mike Pence’s speech unfortunately leaves much to wish for, writes Artur Bartkiewicz.
Commentary V4

Poland signs 5G declaration with the United States

PM Mateusz Morawiecki and US Vice President Mike Pence have signed the “Joint Declaration of Poland and the United States of America on 5G” pact, which is set to improve national security and deepen Polish-American cooperation through 5G network connections.
Commentary World War

We are telling the world about Poland

The world press has got firmly behind the Polish perspective surrounding the outbreak of the Second World War
Commentary EU

Jourová´s nomination approved

On Monday, the Czech government approved Věra Jourová as the Czech candidate for the new European Commission.
Commentary V4

Analysis: The rule of law is not inferior in Central and Eastern Europe

National legal systems are partly the result of locally specific historical and cultural developments, thus it may be counter-productive to affirm that some systems are inherently better than others, Eszter Párkányi, a researcher at the Budapest-based think-tank Center for Basic Rights, told Mandiner in an interview.
V4

Hungary holds onto lead in EU economic growth

With a class-leading economic growth of 5.2 percent in the second quarter of the year, Hungary’s performance was improving three times as fast as the European Union average, Finance Minister Mihály Varga told state television channel M1.
Commentary Culture

Hungarian visual effects supervisor on hit US-Swedish horror movie

Gergely Takács is just one example of how Hungarian movie professionals are making a name for themselves in the global film industry.
Commentary Politics

Anti-migration AfD wins big in German regional elections

The anti-immigration Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has emerged as the second largest power after the regional elections in the German federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony.
Commentary V4

PM Babiš: Visegrad PMs fought for their countries in the EU

At a gathering of ambassadors in Prague, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš praised the Prime Ministers of Visegrad countries for fighting for their countries in the recent EU leadership appointment process.
Migration

Czechia to send 62 million CZK to help tackle migration

The Czech Interior Ministry has allocated 57 million CZK for the prevention of illegal migration and the protection of refugees. Another five million will be sent to Mauritania as part of the Medevac humanitarian program.
Commentary Elections

Opinion: The pre-election landscape

Although the plan to divide the opposition into three political blocks is a sensible idea, it does not guarantee success, writes Bronisław Wildstein. He argues that the situation is reminiscent of Western Europe, where parties differ in names and leaders but do the same things.
Commentary Economy

Poland to have no budget deficit in 2020

The state budget for 2020 is forecasted to be equalized for the first time since Poland’s economic transformations of 1989. “This would be a historic moment,” claims Chief of the PM’s Chancellery Michał Dworczyk.
Commentary Donald Tusk

Calls for indicting Tusk and other officials before State Tribunal

The head of the parliamentary Commission of Inquiry for VAT fraud, Marcin Horała calls for former PMs Donald Tusk and Ewa Kopacz to be indicted before a State Tribunal.
Commentary EU politics

Wojciechowski put forward as Polish EU commissioner candidate

Following the resignation of presidential minister Krzysztof Szczerski, longtime member of the European Parliament committee on agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski has been chosen as the Polish candidate for the position of EU commissioner for agriculture.
Commentary V4

Bishop warns of new sex education lessons

Parents must be aware of what their children are being taught in sex education lessons and who teaches them, warns Polish Bishop Marek Mendyk, the head of the Catholic Education Commission.