The first round of elections in France did not identify a new president. Incumbent president, Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the National Rally—Marine Le Pen went to the next stage. The second round will take place on April 24 and will ultimately identify the winner. 🇫🇷
Viktor Orban once again won the parliamentary elections in Hungary. After 99 percent of the votes were converted by the National Electoral Office, 53.1 percent of Hungarians voted for Fidesz, which translates into 135 seats in parliament. The united opposition gained 35 percent of the vote and 56 seats. In this program, we will evaluate the results of the parliamentary elections in Hungary and make predictions for the future of Hungarian politics.
The next episode of the “American Alert” program covered the role of combat fighters in the war in Ukraine, the possibility of arming the Ukrainian army with MiG-29 combat aircraft and NATO’s response to the criminal actions of Vladimir Putin.
The debate was devoted to the foreign policy of Poland and the Czech Republic towards Russia and it was organized thanks to public task financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the grant competition “Polish-Czech Forum 2022”. 🇵🇱 🇨🇿
A joint international conference, organized by the Youth Diplomacy Forum and the Warsaw Institute, was held on February 21, 2022. The main topic of the event was Polish-Pakistani relations. The participants of the meeting included H.E. Mr. Malik Muhammad Farooq, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Poland, H.E. Mr. Piotr Andrzej Opaliński, former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Pakistan, Dr. Syed Sibtain Shah from the National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad, and moderator Ms. Liliana Śmiech, Director of Public Relations at the Warsaw Institute.
On the night of February 23-24, 2022, the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine. During this event, we will talk about the current situation in Ukraine and the prospects for the West’s reaction.
“The Future of European Integration” and “Digitization in the European Union” were two events in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which is an opportunity for European citizens to debate on the bloc’s challenges and priorities. The event was held jointly by the Wacław Felczak Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation and the Sobieski Institute while the Warsaw Institute provided media support. The online debate was attended by experts from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. The working language was English.
On February 18, 2022, the event “Biden’s projection of weakness and the Ukraine Crisis” organized by the Warsaw Institute took place. This event was the second episode of a series of interviews for the American Alert project conducted by the editor-in-chief of the Warsaw Institute and an expert on the United States, Jan Hernik. During the meeting, the issue of the growing threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the actions of the administration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden in connection with the attempt to de-escalate the conflict, was raised. The special guest of the event was Prof. Clifford Angell Bates, political scientist of the University of Warsaw and Norwich University.
On February 9, the Warsaw Institute had the pleasure of hosting Jakub Wiech, a publicist and deputy editor-in-chief of the Energetyka24 website. The topic of the conversation on the foundation’s channel was the future of energy.
On Tuesday, February 8, another debate took place, organized by the Warsaw Institute in partnership with the International Visegrad Fund. The subject of the program was the activities of the People’s Republic of China in the region of Central European countries. The speakers presented the historical outline of relations between China and the V4 countries and assessed their future perspectives.
On Tuesday, February 1, Warsaw Institute organized another event. On the first day of the new month, the first episode of the new series called “American Alert” took place. The subject of the program were the current challenges of American politics. Professor David Jones, an expert in foreign policy, spoke about US domestic policy and diplomacy.
On January 17, a panel discussion was held, the theme of which was the upcoming parliamentary elections in Hungary. The discussion was attended by: Sándor Gallai, MCC School Head of Social Sciences and History, András Hajdú, political scientist and PhD student at Corvinus University in Budapest.
Cross-border cooperation in CEE. Similarities and differences of the migration crises in Poland and Hungary
On December 8, 2021, the conference “Cross-border cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe. Similarities and differences of migration crises in Poland and Hungary ”organized by the Warsaw Institute, Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation Wacław Felczak and the Migration Research Institute. The event took place in a hybrid formula.
On December 4, 2021, the Western Balkans Summit 2021 was organized by New Direction, the Warsaw Institute had the pleasure to patronize the event. Western Balkans Summit 2021 was organized in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.