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Fri, 06/14/2024 - 14:24

Polish President Andrzej Duda has once again called on NATO allies to increase their defense spending to at least 3% of GDP to tackle Russia’s wartime economy.  “War reminds us that Russia is ready to use all available forces and means, including military ones, to achieve its almost imperial goals", Mr.

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 18:23

Year-on-year growth in consumer prices in the Czech Republic decreased to 2.6% in May 2024 from the April four-month high of 2.9%. According to the Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ), this was mainly due to a significant reduction in food prices.

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:28

Official results from the European elections in Poland show that the Civic Coalition (KO) of Prime Minister Donald Tusk came first, with 37.06% of the vote. Oposition  Law and Justice (PiS) party obtained 36.16%. Confederation finished third with 12.08% of the vote. The turnout rate was 40.65%, the lowest in any elections in Poland since 2014. In Hungary, the ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition won with 44.3% of the votes. In the Czech Republic, the ANO Movement won, securing 26.14% of the votes.

Mon, 06/10/2024 - 14:44

For nearly three hours, experts at Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University discussed key issues impacting the Visegrád Group countries—Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 23:55

This morning was a great joy in the Institute's conference room. Groups from the Canadian Kindergarten in Warsaw visited us to learn about Hungarian culture. 

Wed, 06/05/2024 - 15:10

"Dark clouds are gathering over Poland, this region, and the whole of Europe," Polish Prime Minister warned at Castle Square in Warsaw on Monday. Donald Tusk stressed that EU vote was crucial for keeping war outside the bloc. Polish PM Donald Tusk. Fot. Christoph Soeder/PAP/DPA

Tue, 06/04/2024 - 20:57
Czołg Leopard

The 1st Armored Brigade of the Hungarian Defence Forces recently received another two Leopard 2A7HU main battle tanks and driver training vehicles – Hungarian Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky announced on Monday.  The first received item of Hungary's order for 44 Leopard 2 A7 type main battle tanks. Photo by BOGLARKA BODNAR/MTI/PAP/EPA

Mon, 06/03/2024 - 20:48

Today, 29 May, is a special day for our Institute, as our namesake, Prof. Wacław Felczak, was born 108 years ago on this day.

Wed, 05/29/2024 - 17:47

Following Anna Mierzyńska’s article of April 6, 2024, we would like to inform you that the Wacław Felczak Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Institute is no “official partner” of the Visegrád Post portal. The author’s numerous insinuations that this is the case make this assumed partnership no more credible or factually correct.

Tue, 04/23/2024 - 21:58

The number of tourists staying overnight in tourist accommodation facilities in 2023 increased by 5.8% year-on-year to 36.2 million, as reported by the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Monday.

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 22:15

Poland plans to join a project to develop a European-wide air defense system to deter potential drone and missile attacks, Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at a news conference with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Warsaw on Monday. - It doesn't take much imagination to understand that Europe is also in a danger zone. So I am glad that Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen responded positively to my intention for Poland to join a project in Europe that will build a dome protecting the…

Mon, 04/15/2024 - 20:16

Poland defeated Hungary 5-2 in a friendly hockey match on home ice on Friday in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland.  Action in front of the Hungarian goal during a friendly hockey match against Poland in Krynica Zdrój. Photo by Grzegorz Momot/PAP

Fri, 04/12/2024 - 23:41
President of Poland Andrzej Duda (R), Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky (L) and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda attend the press conference during the Three Seas (3SI) Summit at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Three Seas Initiative has been the most important platform for regional cooperation over the past nine years, Polish President Andrzej Duda said at the Three Seas Initiative Business Forum in Vilnius. 

Thu, 04/11/2024 - 16:38

Poland's investment attractiveness is growing. For the first time since 2015, Poland was at the top of the global investor confidence ranking. Poland was ranked 23rd in the ranking of countries that will attract the most foreign direct investment (FDI) in the next three years, according to a ranking by the consulting company Kearney.

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:32
Punkt pomocy dla Węgrów przy Krakowskim Przedmieściu 5 w Warszawie

This year, over 1,400 students from 170 schools from all over Poland applied to participate in the competition organized by the Waclaw Felczak Institute for Polish-Hungarian Cooperation. The event is titled “Poland-Hungary – the story of a friendship.” The winners of the competition will be granted scholarships, with amounts ranging from PLN 600 to 4,000 (EUR 141-939).

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 12:45