Visegrad Archives

  • Russian Embassy cancels Victory Day march in Poland

    Politics 09-05-2022

    The Russian Embassy in Poland decided not to go ahead with the planned Victory Day march on Monday after city authorities and the Polish foreign ministry slammed the initiative, the embassy announced on its website. The embassy planned to place a …

  • Germany may supply weapons to Ukraine via Czechia, Slovakia

    Politics 09-05-2022

    Berlin is working with Bratislava and Prague on agreements to unlock further tank and heavy weapons supplies to Ukraine as both countries negotiate a “chain swap” to replace weapons and tanks Czechia and Slovakia are sending to Ukraine. Negotiators of both …

  • Slovak government in turmoil after failed vote on former PM’s custody

    Politics 06-05-2022

    Slovakia’s government has been unable to gather enough votes for an independent court to decide whether former Prime Minister and current MP Robert Fico should be prosecuted for allegedly orchestrating a criminal ring. This is a big loss for Slovakia’s current …

  • Czech government sends Ukraine more humanitarian aid

    Politics 06-05-2022

    The Czech government will send Ukraine another €18 million in humanitarian aid, totalling €40 million, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský said at Thursday’s donor conference in Warsaw that raised $6.5 billion for Ukraine. Lipavský said the Czech Republic could organise a similar …

  • Controversial Polish minister could face no-confidence vote

    Politics 06-05-2022

    Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro should face a vote of no confidence in parliament according to the Civic Platform (PO), the largest opposition party, backed by the agrarian Polish People’s Party (PSL). Ziobro, Poland’s justice minister and prosecutor general, is a controversial …

  • Trump to skip American rights annual meetup in Budapest

    Politics 06-05-2022

    Former US President Donald Trump will not attend this year’s annual largest and most influential gathering of American conservatives in Budapest this month despite speculation to the contrary, EURACTIV’s media partner Telex reported. The Hungarian Centre for Fundamental Rights (Alapjogokért Központ), a right-leaning …

  • War crimes among priorities of Czech EU presidency

    Politics 05-05-2022

    The investigation and prosecution of war crimes will be among the topics of the Czech EU Council presidency in the second half of 2022, Justice Minister Pavel Blazek (ODS, ECR) has said. Blažek is heading to Hague within the next two …

  • Russia’s sixth sanction package opens EU’s Pandora’s Box

    Energy & Environment 05-05-2022

    Budapest and Bratislava are unhappy with the European Commission’s proposal to ban Russian black gold despite being given extra time to phase it out, while Sofia and Prague have jumped on the bandwagon and are now asking for special treatment.  Moreover, …

  • Poland wants to become CEE’s main oil supplier, replace Russia

    Energy & Environment 05-05-2022

    Poland’s largest majority-state-owned oil company PKN Orlen says it can replace Russia as the main oil supplier for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as it has the infrastructure, the right suppliers, and enough fuel to ensure a continuous supply of …

  • Ukraine’s Budapest ambassador wants to know what Orbán told Pope

    Politics 04-05-2022

    Ukraine’s Ambassador to Hungary, Lyubov Nepop, has requested an audience with Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó following reports Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told the Pope the Russians have “a plan” to end the war by Monday. After the parliamentary elections of …

  • Czechia moves up 20 places in press freedom index

    Politics 04-05-2022

    Press freedom has improved in the Czech Republic according to this year’s Press Freedom Index, which now places the country 20th compared to the 40th spot it scored last year. The Press Freedom Index is an annual ranking of countries published …

  • Over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees found jobs in Poland

    Politics 04-05-2022

    About 102,000 Ukrainian refugees who fled to Poland since the start of the war in Ukraine have managed to find employment in the country, the family, labour, and social policy ministry has said. Under a law adopted in March, Ukrainian refugees that …