Banking economy EU Finance History Economy Hungary

Hungarian central bank head’s golden rule: The solution always comes from within

President of the Hungarian National Bank (HNB) György Matolcsy has released his new vision for the course he believes Hungarian society should follow in the coming decades, entitled “Lessons from the post-Trianon century” (Trianon refers to the Versailles peace treaty of 1920). The media-savvy banker is known to have opinions about issues that lay outside […]
tstart: 1634399586.8989
Central Europe History Hungary Minorities Poland Politics Trianon Treaty Commentary

Exclusive: Hungarians still feel the tragedy of WWI treaty till this day, but Central Europe isn’t listening to their concerns, says Polish documentary director

A Polish documentary filmmaker Mariusz Pilis spoke with Remix about his new project exploring the Trianon Treaty, which saw Hungary lose 71% of its territory at the end of WWI, a national tragedy that continues to affect Central Europe

tend: 1634399586.9053
tstart: 1634399586.9057 tend: 1634399586.9112
tstart: 1634399586.9115 tend: 1634399586.9184
tstart: 1634399586.9188 tend: 1634399586.9238
tstart: 1634399586.9242 tend: 1634399586.9296
tstart: 1634399586.93 tend: 1634399586.9358
tstart: 1634399586.9362 tend: 1634399586.9412
tstart: 1634399586.9415 tend: 1634399586.9469
tstart: 1634399586.9472 tend: 1634399586.9526
tstart: 1634399586.9529
Andrzej Duda History Independence Day Pandemic Poland News

Polish presidential address: We can overcome the greatest challenges, just as we did 102 years ago

“I’d want us to remember, especially on Independence Day during such a difficult time, that the Polish state is not only institutions, but above all else, us – Polish citizens,” Andrzej Duda declared in his address to the nation.

tend: 1634399586.9582
tstart: 1634399586.9584 tend: 1634399586.9648
tstart: 1634399586.9708 tend: 1634399586.9763
tstart: 1634399586.9766 tend: 1634399586.9817
tstart: 1634399586.9821 tend: 1634399586.9878
tstart: 1634399586.9884 tend: 1634399586.9943
tstart: 1634399586.9947 tend: 1634399587.0008
tstart: 1634399587.0012 tend: 1634399587.007
tstart: 1634399587.0073 tend: 1634399587.0136
tstart: 1634399587.0214 tend: 1634399587.0289
tstart: 1634399587.0292 tend: 1634399587.0359
tstart: 1634399587.0363 tend: 1634399587.0418
tstart: 1634399587.0482 tend: 1634399587.0539
tstart: 1634399587.0598 tend: 1634399587.0677
tstart: 1634399587.0685 tend: 1634399587.0751
tstart: 1634399587.0755 tend: 1634399587.0814
tstart: 1634399587.0884 tend: 1634399587.0946
tstart: 1634399587.095 tend: 1634399587.1005
tstart: 1634399587.1008 tend: 1634399587.1066
tstart: 1634399587.1069 tend: 1634399587.1126
tstart: 1634399587.1129 tend: 1634399587.1184
tstart: 1634399587.1251 tend: 1634399587.1307
tstart: 1634399587.1311 tend: 1634399587.1369
tstart: 1634399587.1373 tend: 1634399587.1427
tstart: 1634399587.143 tend: 1634399587.1488
tstart: 1634399587.1491 tend: 1634399587.155
tstart: 1634399587.1611 tend: 1634399587.1668
tstart: 1634399587.1671 tend: 1634399587.1731
tstart: 1634399587.1734 tend: 1634399587.1799
tstart: 1634399587.1803 tend: 1634399587.1856
tstart: 1634399587.1861
Czesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Round Table 1989 Wojciech Jaruzelski Commentary

Zybertowicz’s rules of liberal democracy a la Third Republic

On the 30th anniversary of The Round Table Talks, presidential advisor professor Andrzej Zybertowicz lists the flaws of the Third Polish Republic (III RP) and its relation to the Round Table Talks.

tend: 1634399587.1918
tstart: 1634399587.1922
Andrzej Duda History Poland Politics Round Table 1989 Sławomir Cenckiewicz Tadeusz Mazowiecki News

Cenckiewicz against Mazowiecki statue

Influential Polish historian and publicist Sławomir Cenckiewicz is against erecting a statue of Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the first post-communist Polish PM. Cenckiewicz also criticized the 1989 Polish Round Table Talks as a “betrayal of the elites.”

tend: 1634399587.1978
tstart: 1634399587.1982 tend: 1634399587.2034
tstart: 1634399587.2037 tend: 1634399587.2088
tstart: 1634399587.2091
Auschwitz History Holocaust Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Slovakia News

Morawiecki: Germans, not some Nazis committed The Holocaust

“The Holocaust wasn’t committed by some Nazis, but by Hitler’s Germany; the Third Reich is responsible for the Holocaust,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki said during a ceremony commemorating the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The PM criticized attempts to revise the truth and claimed Poland will always stand as a guardian of truth.

tend: 1634399587.2145
tstart: 1634399587.2148 tend: 1634399587.2203
tstart: 1634399587.2207 tend: 1634399587.226
tstart: 1634399587.2264 tend: 1634399587.2346
tstart: 1634399587.2352 tend: 1634399587.2422
tstart: 1634399587.2426
History Jan Olszewski Lech Wałęsa Poland Politics Russia Vladimir Putin Commentary

Former Polish PM is not surprised by Wałęsa’s praise of Putin

In the light of Lech Wałęsa’s recent praise of Vladimir Putin’s policies, former Polish PM Jan Olszewski claims that Wałęsa’s sympathies towards Russia are nothing new. “Lech Wałęsa as President did everything to hinder Poland’s entry into NATO and integration with the West,” said Olszewski in an interview with “Do Rzeczy”.

tend: 1634399587.2483
tstart: 1634399587.2487 tend: 1634399587.2541
tstart: 1634399587.2545
Archives Communism Czesław Kiszczak History Lech Wałęsa Poland Wiktor Świetlik Commentary

Kiszczak’s archive sold to Americans

Multiple documents from the head of Poland’s communist police and special services archive have been sold to the US Hoover Institution Library & Archives in Stanford. Polish Radio journalist Wiktor Świetlik explains how these documents relate to Poland’s post-communist heritage.

tend: 1634399587.2607
tstart: 1634399587.2612
Germany History Karol Tendera Poland WW2 Zbigniew Radłowski News

95-year-old Polish war veteran vs. Germany’s ZDF

A court in Kraków will return to a case brought by a Polish veteran against the ZDF TV channel and the producers of controversial TV series “Our mothers, our fathers” for its portrayal of Poles. The 95-year-old veteran of the Home Army (AK), captain Zbigniew Radłowski who has brought the case will attend the court hearing.

tend: 1634399587.2683
tstart: 1634399587.2687
Czesław Kiszczak History Martial law Poland Wojciech Jaruzelski News

Martial law: killers unpunished

Poland’s peaceful Solidarity movement was crushed by tanks in 1981 with 100 dead, 10,000 in prison, thousands forced to emigrate and the economy in tatters. But its architects, General Wojciech Jaruzelski and General Czesław Kiszczak have not been held to account for waging war on the nation.

tend: 1634399587.2747
tstart: 1634399587.2751 tend: 1634399587.2812
tstart: 1634399587.2817 tend: 1634399587.2871
tstart: 1634399587.2875 tend: 1634399587.2944
tstart: 1634399587.2947 tend: 1634399587.3003
tstart: 1634399587.3057 tend: 1634399587.3111
tstart: 1634399587.3117 tend: 1634399587.317
tstart: 1634399587.3173 tend: 1634399587.323
tstart: 1634399587.3233 tend: 1634399587.3285
tstart: 1634399587.3348
Donal Tusk History Lech Wałęsa Mateusz Morawiecki Poland Politics Viktor Orbán News

Wałęsa’s birthday wishes missing important signatures

A liberal crowd, including EU President Donald Tusk, attended Lech Wałęsa’s 75th birthday. Tusk’s gift to Wałęsa, birthday wishes signed by leaders of 26 EU states, was missing the signatures of Mateusz Morawiecki and apparently Viktor Orban.

tend: 1634399587.3413
tstart: 1634399587.3417 tend: 1634399587.3469
tstart: 1634399587.3472 tend: 1634399587.3526
tstart: 1634399587.3531 tend: 1634399587.3586
tstart: 1634399587.359
History judiciary Karol Tondera Poland Commentary

Scandalous verdict of German federal court

The German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe defends the usage of the term “Polish Death Camps” as freedom of speech. It also determined that German tv station ZDF does not need to acknowledge the verdicts of Polish courts. Tomasz Pietryga explains how this verdict is against EU laws and is an odd extension of freedom of speech.

tend: 1634399587.3643
tstart: 1634399587.3646 tend: 1634399587.3696
tstart: 1634399587.3699 tend: 1634399587.3751
tstart: 1634399587.3754 tend: 1634399587.3814
tstart: 1634399587.3818 tend: 1634399587.3877
tstart: 1634399587.3881 tend: 1634399587.394
tstart: 1634399587.3943 tend: 1634399587.4001