Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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For a long time the public opinion in the world believed that in Russia there were two roles written out: Putin – the tough guy, and Medvedev – the liberal. The recent demonstrations have supposedly created additional reasons supporting this thesis. I do not believe it. The two men are playing exactly the same card… » read more

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Many journalists asked me about the assessment of the Polish Presidency. It was very unbalanced – a lot of promises, the total absence during the elections and a nice ending. It is difficult to give one grade to a student who came to the inauguration of the year wearing a nice school uniform, then played… » read more

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I have not read any full and frank comment after yesterday’s European Union-Ukraine summit. The finalisation of negotiations is not a success because in fact it had already taken place before. The association agreement could have been initialled, but it was not. In addition, the European side at the highest level referred to the situation… » read more

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Yesterday Jerzy Buzek gave a speech at the end of his presidency in the European Parliament. Among his achievements he mentioned the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, numerous visits abroad as well as the new code of conduct for MEPs. The outgoing president has left a good impression because he was the first representative of… » read more

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Yesterday in Strasbourg Prime Minister Donald Tusk concluded the Polish Presidency saying more or less the same thing as for its inauguration. But in reality of December, those words sounded more dramatic. The text is well-known, so are the reactions. Among the speakers, the one who stuck most in my memory was Martin Schulz who… » read more

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Since this morning the European Parliament has been evaluating, in the urgent procedure, the last week’s summit. Herman Van Rompuy, President Barroso as well as several hundred MEPs were present during the main discussion. In general, the assessment of the summit is positive. In general – which means for the majority of the EPP and… » read more

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Top 10

It is an honor to be among the ten strongest Ukraine’s promoters in the world. Especially in such a company. Let’s do a short statistical analysis. In top 10 we have five Poles, three Ukrainians, one Czech and one Swedish. There is no President Yanukovych, nor anybody from the current Ukrainian government, and one of… » read more

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François Hollande clearly won the primaries on the French left. Let me recall that the presidential candidate is elected from among those who are willing to vote and the party suggests the candidates. Hollande is therefore the unquestionable rival number one to the current Head of State. The left wing hopes for success in next… » read more

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