The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, the four Visegrad Group (V4) member countries, have pledged EUR 3 mln to speed up the development of a vaccine and drugs to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday.
While the difference is slight in monetary terms, the news comes as testament to how far Poland has travelled along the economic road in the last 30 years.
Poland and Hungary could always count on each other, their current cooperation on the NATO and EU platform gives both countries a sense of safety, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Monday after talks with his Hungarian counterpart Tibor Benko.
A documentary about Henryk Sławik and Jozsef Antall Sr., a Polish politician and a Hungarian government commissioner, respectively, who saved around 5,000 Polish Jews in Hungary during WWII, will have its premiere in Katowice, south Poland, on Monday.
The European Parliament (EP) adopted a resolution on Thursday concerning the rule of law in Poland and Hungary, in which it stated that the situation in both countries had been worsening.
A ceremony commemorating Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who before the end of WW2 saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from deportation to Nazi German death camps, will be held in Warsaw on Friday, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Paweł Jabłoński told PAP.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki arrived in Prague on Thursday morning to meet with the heads of government of the regional Visegrad Group (V4), comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with Austria's chancellor also attending.
The prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) members, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, on Sunday commemorated the 30th anniversary of former Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution in the Czech capital of Prague.
The relations between the regional Visegrad Group (V4) and Japan have been strengthening along with plans for increased trade and mutual investments, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki said at the third V4-Japan summit in Bratislava on Thursday.
The outgoing year in Poland was marked by intensive political activity, including a government reshuffle, a dispute with the EC around judicial laws and independence centenary celebrations, Hungary's MTI news agency wrote on Sunday.