Marek Siwiec MEP on Poland & Europe

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We got used to the impressive results of the Chinese economy. And we are not the only ones. A bit in the shadow of the giant there is Russia, where also interesting things are going on. When Vladimir Putin ended the election festival, he began to speak specifically about the economy. He promised facilities for… » read more

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My yesterday’s comments on the Polish-Lithuanian relations have aroused great interest of my colleagues Members of the EP Budget Committee. They told me that at this stage of negotiations on the future financial perspective nothing has been decided, and the payers give the impression that they are not rushing to resolve the difficult dilemmas. No… » read more

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The Polish history after 1989 is very much bound up with the countries that emerged after the transition in Central and Eastern Europe. We cared about good relations with our neighbours, repeatedly boasting about the fact that all the neighbours were new and we did not have any serious conflict with any of them. Something… » read more

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In the Polish news, in the shadow of the anniversary of the Smolensk tragedy, there is the American struggle for the presidency and behind it – the efforts for the abolition of visas to the United States. Officially, the proud leaders of my country do not ask the Americans for anything, but the practice is… » read more

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In Belarus it is like in the old joke when the Jew came to the rabbi to complain about the very small one-room house. The rabbi told him to buy a goat and everyone knows what happened next. Lukashenko plays similarly. After winning “elections” he put in prisons several hundreds people and today he releases… » read more

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Spring in Kiev begins under the sign of the election and the city’s preparation for Euro 2012. The stadium is working, the new bridge at the Dnieper is finished, the escape roads are being repaired and – most important – you can see the building of the new beautiful airport. And what about politics? Here… » read more

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Grass and Israel

I will probably return more than once to the “poem by Günter Grass”. Today I would like to say a few words on the reactions in Israel. I disapprove of this work and its political message. However, I find Israel’s reaction unfortunate and counterproductive. I understand that Grass was condemned but the ban on crossing… » read more

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I owe my readers a summary of the Euronest session which took place this week in Baku. We adopted all planned documents, although the discussion was not very lively. Euronest took over the mechanical procedure of the European Parliament and the real dispute was going on outside the plenary room, or it was simply avoided.… » read more

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Grass’s revival

Günter Grass has caused a fuss. His views expressed in the geopolitical poem “What must be said” are shocking because of two reasons: the credibility of the author and the total antagonism towards the German policy in the Middle East. Grass, the 85-year-old poetaster, after having received the Nobel Prize award and admitted that he… » read more

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